Carly Williamson Licensed Clinical Social Worker

"I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship with you."

About Carly

My approach is empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I have many years of experience serving the Oahu community in the roles of outreach worker, case manager, hospital social worker, and health coordinator. I’ve worked with folks with a range of mental health and addiction issues and have provided support from crisis intervention to maintaining behavior changes.

I take a harm reduction approach to working with clients and will meet you where you are in your stage of change. I strive to create a safe place for you to share thoughts and feelings so that you can find the truths that are already inside of you. I focus on any positive change, building upon your strengths and helping you learn skills and find the support to live your best life. I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship with you.

My career has spanned various roles, including health coordinator, medical social worker, and case manager, allowing me to develop a comprehensive understanding of client needs across different settings. These experiences have equipped me with the skills to provide empathetic and effective care, always focusing on harm reduction and meeting clients where they are in their journey. I have a strong background in conducting health assessments, developing personalized action plans, and coordinating services to ensure clients receive the care they need.

I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to be part of my clients' journeys toward better health and well-being. My goal is always to provide care that is empathetic, compassionate, and tailored to each individual's unique needs.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Hawaii (LCSW-5021) - May 1, 2023
  • Licensed Social Worker, State of Hawaii (LSW-2521) - December 22, 2017


  • Empathetic and Compassionate Care: Skilled in providing support that is sensitive to clients' emotional needs and fostering a non-judgmental therapeutic environment.
  • Harm Reduction Approach: Expertise in meeting clients where they are in their recovery journey and supporting any positive change without imposing judgment.
  • Crisis Intervention: Proficient in handling emergency situations with a calm and effective approach, ensuring clients receive the immediate support they need.
  • Case Management and Coordination: Strong ability to develop and implement comprehensive care plans, coordinate with various service providers, and ensure seamless delivery of services.
  • Strong Interpersonal Communication: Excellent communication skills that facilitate trust and rapport with clients, their families, and interdisciplinary teams.


  • Master of Social Work (MSW) with a focus in Behavioral Health, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI (August 2013 to August 2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology with a Minor in Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (September 2003 to May 2007)


  • Health Coordinator, Aloha Care, Honolulu, HI (January 2024 to present): Conduct health assessments, develop action plans, and coordinate services.
  • Medical Social Worker, Hawaii Pacific Health Straub Medical Center, Honolulu, HI (April 2022 to January 2024): Provided direct patient services, discharge planning, and grief support.
  • Medical Case Manager, Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center, Honolulu, HI (January 2017 to January 2022): Managed casework for clients with HIV/AIDS, provided counseling, and linked to healthcare.
  • Various Positions, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (October 2009 to January 2017): Conducted outreach, advocated for Social Security Disability benefits, and promoted housing integration.