Willie Hillman MS, MA, LLPC
Willie is committed to and understands transformation processes - at the individual, family, group, organizational, and community levels. He has a strong foundation in the theoretical and practical elements of the change process and tends to ground his work in trauma-focused, mindfulness, and person-centered approaches. Relationship-building, authenticity, empathy, and explicitly anti-oppressive frameworks are at the core of his personal and professional identity, while a commitment to the values of human service, dignity and worth of all people, integrity, and the centrality of human relationships frames his professional work.
As a Clinician, Willie finds himself most influenced by oppression-focused and decolonizing approaches to mental health and clinical practice, which are grounded in the principles of narrative engagement, trauma assessment, culturally meaningful intervention planning, and transformation (individual, family, group, community, and society). Willie has extensive experience integrating advocacy, resources, and systemic strategies into his practice. His work has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to dismantling oppressive systems and barriers that moderate opportunities for transformation among vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed communities in Michigan. Prior to working with Midwest Behavioral Clinic, Willie worked as a Clinician the Tri-City Area serving Youth and Families for over fifteen years. His clinical experience includes substance use disorders, trauma and anxiety related disorders, depression, case management, family conflict - including run away youth. Willie approaches therapy through a person-centered model that emphasizes personal strengths. Motivational Interviewing to assist clients in the monitoring and achieving their personal goals. Willie continues to educate himself in understanding sub cultural responsiveness and practices informed approaches to related issues.
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