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Diane Littel


Lead Victim of Crime Therapist

"The Children’s fire is a foundation that centers and grounds me, to remind me what is important in the work I do.  The work that we do as a community for the community, teaching children, adults and elders how to heal so that generations after us have the skills and teachings necessary to break generational dysfunction. The children’s fire reminds me to decolonize my way of thinking and to be able to connect with ancestral wisdom."

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Diane identifies as Native American, a member of the Menominee Nation. Her traditional name is Ginew Noodin (Golden Eagle Wind). She is a proud mother of two 2-spirit sons, Andrew in Milwaukee & Joshua in Portland. 

Diane has worked in the Behavioral Health field (residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and federal prison halfway house) for 18 years and the last six years in Native communities implementing an eclectic and holistic approach for mental wellness addressing mind, body, and spirit Dis-Ease. She is a Clinic Supervisor & Owner of Earthways Healing, LLC for 11 years. As Lead Victim of Crime (VOC) Therapist, Diane provides therapy services, clinical supervision, and therapeutic care to our relatives. Her services focus on trauma healing and substance use recovery for VOC. 

Diane attended Mount Mary University with a Master's in Community Counseling. She has a Traditional Western education foundation and is a Traditional Native practicing Indigenous traditions for spiritual and physical healing. Diane has studied and practiced alternative approaches (Reiki, Aromatherapy, Plant-based medicines, Shamanism, Chakras, and Crystals) to assist in the mind, body, and spirit healing process. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Restructuring (EMDR) therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). As a relative and survivor of violence, she brings an understanding of the complexities that historical and intergenerational trauma contributes to our relatives' conditions, especially within Native communities. Diane works with children, adults, and older adults 65+.

*Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Clinical Supervisor in Training, National Certified Counselor, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner, Shamanic Practitioner

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