Consultant & Psychotherapist
ERICA WOODLAND, LCSW
Erica Woodland is a black queer/genderqueer facilitator, consultant and healing practitioner born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 18 years experience working at the intersections of movements for racial, gender, economic, trans and queer justice and liberation. Erica is the Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the Field Building Director for the Brown Boi Project, a national gender justice organization working to change the way communities of color understand and experience gender.
His consulting practice is rooted in a deep belief in that we must restore trust and connection in our relationships, the bedrock of our movements, in order to do the work of liberation together. He has worked with a number of groups and organizations to develop structure, management practices, decision-making processes, culture, and strategic plans that promote sustainability, healing, alignment, and impact. Erica’s training and expertise around trauma and crisis also allows him to integrate healing justice into his work to interrupt patterns that undermine our political, organizing, direct service, and healing work.
Erica has a private practice where he provides psychotherapy and clinical supervision in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, intergenerational trauma and resilience, grief, and family therapy. Erica prioritizes working with communities that have the least access to the mental health system specifically people of color, low-income communities, LGBTQTS people, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
In 2017, Erica was awarded the Ford Public Voices Fellowship and had his work featured in Role Reboot, Yoga International, and Truthout. Also in 2017, Erica was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders Fellowship. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Human Biology and Psychology in 2002. In 2006 he received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the the University of Maryland, at Baltimore.
He lives between Oakland, CA and Baltimore, MD to balance his East and West Coast sensibilities.