Media Appearances

National and international media coverage.

Managing stress of violent videos
CNN Health

To cope with release of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits.

Tyre Nichols on NPR

Videos like the Tyre Nichols footage can be traumatic, an expert shares ways to cope.

sad girl with OCD in bed
New York Times

With anxiety on the rise, more children try exposure therapy to improve mental health.

Brain scan with psychedelics

Researchers use psychedelics for mental health problems, like PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Media Coverage 2024

Adams, K. & Arzate, H. A. (2024, May 21). Schizophrenia: Finding Hope on a Hard Road. American Public Media.

Kent, L. (2024, May/June 2024). Bessel van der Kolk & Monnica Williams — How Psychedelic Therapy Will Change Your Practice: On the Future of Trauma Healing. Psychotherapy Networker Magazine.

Pribic, L. (2024, April 26). Healing Racial Trauma with Psychedelics + Diversifying Psychedelia w/ Dr. Monnica Williams | 090. Modern Psychedelics Podcast. Apple Podcast | Spotify

Fadel, L. & Martinez, A. (2024, April 19). Bicycle Day marks an unofficial commemoration of the first use of LSD. NPR Morning Edition.

Busby, M. (2024, April 15). Psychedelic Community Divided Over Upcoming Conference in Israel. Filter.

Coueignoux, S. (2024, February 11). Black History Month: Racial trauma in the community. Live Now Fox.

Neal, A. (2024, February 7). All in a Day with Alan Neal, When Did You. Black History Month. CBC Listen.

Clark, J. (2024, February 1). Young, Black conservative draws critics for opposing DEI on popular podcast, quoting MLK: 'Neoracists'. Fox News.

Mcleod, S. (2024, January). Racial Discrimination and Symptoms of OCD Among African Americans. Simply Psychology.

Markusa, M. (2024, January 15). What is racial trauma? CBC Manitoba Radio. CBC Listen.

Viečaitė, K. & Justinas Keturka, J. (2024, January 4). “They Weren’t Being Racist To You”: Guy Defends Racist Family, Ends Up Single. Bored Panda.

Media Coverage 2023

Shore, R. (2023, December 12). Canada owes its veterans new mental health tools: Access to psychedelic therapies is overdue. OHS Canada.

Drakes-Tull, S. (2023, December 5). Microaggressions at work take a heavy toll: Exhaustion, humiliation, burnout. The Globe and Mail.

Srivastava, V. (2023, November 23). The potential of psychedelics to heal our racial traumas. The Conversation Canada.

Miranda,P. & Khalifa, A. (2023, November 17). Survival through Imagination: Understanding and healing complex PTSD. Embodied Radio Show. North Carolina Public Radio. WUNC 91.5. PRX.

Miranda, P., Findlay, K., & Khalifa, A. (2023, November 17). Complicated: Healing from complex PTSD. Embodied Podcast. North Carolina Public Radio. WUNC 91.5. Google | Apple | Spotify

Peak Web. (2023, November 16). Opinions in Dialogue: Content warnings, online activism, and taking a rest. Meaningful engagement in activism can come in many forms. The Peak.

Tremblay, S. (2023, November 15). Microagressions : comprendre, reconnaître et agir comme gestionnaire. Gestion HEC Montreal.

Neal, A. (2023, November 10). Senate report calls on Canada to study psychedelic-assisted therapy for veterans with PTSD. All in a Day with Alan Neal. CBC Radio.

Talbert, S. (2023, October 21). What Is An "Everything Shower"? A Full Guide To The Viral TikTok Trend, Per Experts. Women's Health.

Ibrahim, N. (2023, October 20). 2023 Laird Lecture to explore psychedelic medicine, mental health, and social justice. The University of Winnipeg News.

Scalise, R. (2023, October 5). Racial trauma o trauma razziale: le ferite inferte dal razzismo a chi lo subisce. Roba da Donne.

Williams, J. (2023, September 27). Are Psychedelics a Fix for Racial PTSD? Dallas Weekly.

Williams, J. (2023, September 26). Are Psychedelics a Fix for Racial PTSD? Word in Black.

Duffy, A. (2023, September 15). Ottawa's strange state of psilocybin. Ottawa Citizen.

Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, OVPRI. (2023, September 5). Impressive cohort of uOttawa researchers elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2023. University of Ottawa.

Kronman, R. & Young, A. (2023, August 18). Psychedelics and Parenting: Finding Connection in a Disconnected World. MAPS Bulletin, 33(2).

Holyanova, M. (2023, August 16). 50 of the Greatest Psychedelic Quotes of All Time. Psychedelic Spotlight.

Staff. (2023, June 27). Jaden Smith Opens Up About Psychedelics and Their Role in His Life. Psychedelic Spotlight.

Krishnan, M. (2023, June 21). A White Nationalist Took MDMA For a Drug Study and Renounced His Racist Views. Vice News.

Tsan, J. (2023, June 12). Fighting Racism and Making Courageous Choices. People of Color in Psychology. [ Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Spotify ].

Hill, S. (2023, June 6). Faces of NPR: Tonya Mosley. NPR Extra. NPR / Louisville Public Media.

Sims, T. (2023, May 14). Sunday marks one year since the Buffalo mass shooting tragedy. Fox LiveNOW.

Findlay, K. (2023, April 27). Breaking the Cycle of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Embodied Radio Show. North Carolina Public Radio. [ Podcast Episode | Podcast Transcript ]

Kalla, M. (2023, April 3). What are microaggressions? And how can they affect our health? The Conversation.

Mosley, T. (2023). Season 5: Psychedelics. Truth Be Told. Minnesota Public Radio.

McKay, J. (2023, March 26). First Nations researcher exploring psychedelics as healing tool for intergenerational trauma. CBC.

Ewulonu, N. (2023, March 8). Without Political Change, Police Brutality Footage Has Become Trauma Porn. The Appeal.

Sims, T. (2023, February 26). What is racial trauma? Clinical psychologist breaks down what it means and how it impacts people. LiveNOW from FOX.

Rogers, K. (2023, February 16). Understanding racial trauma, the mental and emotional injury of racism. CNN.

Hynes, M. (2023, February 12). Psychedelic healing and trauma. Tapestry with Mary Hynes. CBC Radio.

Morris, B. G. (February 1, 2023). A Self-Care Guide For Black History Month. FNews One.

Sims, T. (2023, January 30). Expert on trauma after watching videos of Tyre Nichols. Fox LiveNow.

Sellers, S. & Essamuah, Z. (2023, January 30). Self-care after seeing Tyre’s death online and in the news. NBC Morning News NOW.

Morrow, A., & Duhamel, F. (2023, January 29). Why U.S. media made the near-universal decision to show the Tyre Nichols video. The Globe and Mail. A1. Toronto. [pdf]

Ankarlo, K. (2023, January 29). How videos of police brutality affect the people who watch them. KCBS Radio, San Francisco.

Van Rooy, N. (2023, January 27). Tyre Arrest Video to be Released. CTV Ottawa.

Kim, J. (2023, January 27). Videos like the Tyre Nichols footage can be traumatic. An expert shares ways to cope. NPR.

Christensen, J. (2023, January 27). ¿Cómo hacer frente emocionalmente a la publicación de videos violentos? Los expertos recomiendan manejar el estrés y conocer tus propios límites. CNN.

Christensen, J. (2023, January 27). To cope with release of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits. CNN Health.

Past Media Appearances

Dr. Monnica Williams on Red Table Talk

Red Table Talk

Jada Pinket Smith and her family tackled the issue of plant medicine and other psychedelics for mental health in this video, featuring Dr. Williams as a top doctor in the field.

Popular Books and Videos by Dr. Monnica Williams

book - Racial Trauma

Healing Racial Trauma

A 12-Session Protocol. Now available for pre-order!

book - Managing Microaggressions

Managing Microaggressions

Addressing Everyday Racism in Therapeutic Spaces

book - Culturally Responsive Care

Mental Health

Eliminating Race-Based Disparities: Equity and Culturally Responsive Care

book - Psychedelic Therapy

Psychedelic Therapy

American Psychological Association Deliberate Practice Series

book - Sexual Obsessions in OCD

Treating OCD

Sexual Obsessions in OCD: Definitive Guide to Understanding, Diagnosis, & Treatment

book - Sexual Obsessions in OCD

Treating OCD

Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Audiobook

PESI video

Racial Trauma

Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Trauma Rooted in Racism


Racial Trauma Treatment

A 12-Session Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Protocol


Transforming Therapy

Being the Change: Embracing Antiracism in the Therapy Room


Equity and Access to Care

Psychedelics & Racial Justice