Ivory Park, LLC is committed to offer quality, relevant training, utilizing proven strategies, through supervision and consultation, that assist with expanding the knowledge base and skills of helping professionals, in an effort to enhance the client experience.
Zahara Williams, LCSW-S
Ms. Williams is a native of Detroit, Michigan and began her path to Social Worker at Clark Atlanta University, where she received her Bachelor of Social Work. Ms. Williams went on to pursue and obtain her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, where she focused on community organization and development. Ms Williams was initially captivated by this
profession, as a result of seeing a need to assist at-risk youth who struggled with abandonment, unstable family dynamics and access to limited resources. As a result, her primary focus upon entering the field of Social Work was that of program development and evaluation. Ms. Williams has worked in an array of settings that focused on enhancing the lives of youth, to include those connected with foster care, enrolled in alternative schools and engaged in the juvenile justice system.
After years of working with adolescents, her career path made an unexpected yet purposeful turn to working with adults in outpatient mental health. Over the years, she has gained an array of knowledge in skills in Evidence Based treatment modalities, with a focus on grief and loss, trauma, couples therapy and chronic pain. Ms. Williams adapts an eclectic approach to include person-in-environment, psychodynamic, gestalt and cognitive theories to assist clients in achieving desired goals.
Ms. Williams has served as a Field Preceptor for over 10 years and also provides clinical supervision to those seeking to enhance knowledge and skills within the realm of Social Work, that will lead them to a path to becoming a licensed independent practitioner. Ms. Williams is also an Adjunct Professor at Our Lady of The Lake University, where she is able to bridge clinical knowledge and her passion for teaching.
Ronnette White, LCSW-S
Mrs. White obtained her MSW degree from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Military and Veterans Social Work. She has worked in various settings, including gang prevention and intervention, school social work, residential treatment programs, outpatient mental health clinics and as an aid for an Assemblymember. She is well-versed in program management, policy, system redesign, and community organizations.
As a Program Manager of an Interdisciplinary Community Based Mental Health Team and Community Residential Care Program, Mrs. White utilizes clinical, and macro skills to provide comprehensive treatment, collaboration and care coordination for clients with Serious Mental Health conditions. In addition, she serves as Clinical Supervisor, Preceptor and Trainer for the multidisciplinary team trainees and interns. Over the course of her career, Mrs. White has served as a member of interdisciplinary teams, coordinated numerous team building activities and training, engaged in numerous committees enhancing the awareness of the scope of practice of Social Workers.
Mrs. White previously worked in an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. In this role, her primary responsibilities included mental health histories, brief psychotherapy, marital and family counseling, crisis intervention, supportive therapy, providing evidence-based psychotherapies and case management. She is well versed in treating complex mental health and substance use disorders utilizing a variety of evidence based interventions. In addition, she has developed some sub-specialties, including Family and Marital Therapy, Education and Consultation, Depression and Anxiety, Severe Mental Illness, Evidence-Based Therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She enjoys utilizing a variety of treatment modalities to enhance and improve the quality of life of her clients.
She is a Texas and Ohio Board Approved Supervisor with 10 years of experience in mental health. She enjoys mentoring, training, coaching and working collaboratively with trainees as they strengthen their professional self and practice. Supervision will often include opportunities for role play and practice of skills that will strengthen clinical understanding and utilization of techniques.