Founding Trainers

Erica Woodland

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and facilitator who is committed to broadening the impact and engagement of social justice movements. She works directly with social justice leaders to move through barriers and gain clarity in their work to increase awareness and alignment. Erica is also a healing practitioner who supports organizations and individuals in developing deep-rooted relationships and enriching the critical intersections of their work. Coupling her commitment to progress with her commitment to authentic self-care in movement spaces, she provides support to organizations with a desire to promote sustainability. With more than 13 years of experience, Erica has worked as case manager, therapist, life coach, facilitator, trainer, social worker, program director, researcher and clinical supervisor with youth, people of color and LGBTQ people from Baltimore, MD (her hometown) to Oakland, CA where she currently resides. She has done extensive work in prisons, jails, group homes, psychiatric facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, community-based clinics and with grassroots groups giving her a wide range of experience to draw from in her consulting practice. She is passionate about building and refining systems to support workers in the social justice movement by offering guidance through transitions and creating new projects & programs. Erica is the founder of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a space for queer, gender non-conforming and trans therapists of color to build, resource and support one another as clinicians and healers.