Welcome to Noahloni Counseling Services. Weekend hours available. Accepting Telehealth appointments only.
Associate Clinical Social Worker in Spokane, WA
Supervised by Kade Sharp LWLW61009151
My current supervisor is a registered play therapist who will be working with me to learn and use play therapy.
My first year and second year practicum centered trauma. I worked with clients needing immigration court evaluations who had experienced severe PTSD and trauma. At this practicum I worked with a therapist who taught me Emotion Focused Therapy as a method for addressing trauma. I also worked with clients who have had an array of experiences from loss of a loved one, sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, migration, and being in the prison system.
I use cultural humility as my approach to addressing conversations around cultural and systemic oppression. Unpacking the ways that cultural and systemic oppression affect the conversations we have, the experiences we have, and the ways in which healing is informed by those conversations and systems. This opens the door to finding the pieces that are out of our control and part of systems of oppression versus what is in our control.
Many of my past clients are LGBTQIA+ and I centered my Social Work research on the intersections of marginality with LGBTQIA+ identities. I have four years working with LGBTQIA+ folks as a mentor and advocate. I have a Women's and Gender Studies Bachelors of Science degree that centered LGBTQIA+ folks.
I have five years advocating and working the crisis call line for sexual assault, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence.
Addressing the impacts of cultural and systemic oppression is necessary for understanding the role of healing and growth that can happen within those systems. I use cultural humility when addressing conversations about cultural and systemic oppression in order to fully unpack the ways that healing can happen in systems that are oppressive.