Liana Whiteley



Liana’s caring and empathy shows through her quick, warm smile. She has a passion for working with children, youth, and families, especially those who are struggling with daily stressors, are trying to navigate systems of care, or are seeking a path to recovery from substance use.

Liana has a Master’s in Social Work degree from Columbia University in New York City, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and Oregon. She has 15 years of experience in the social services field, and nearly 10 years of post-graduate experience assisting underserved and high needs communities. Her areas of activity have included crisis services, tribal organizations, anti-recidivism and collaborative court programs, and educational advocacy. She has assisted families with child welfare issues and individuals with complex trauma histories related to generational trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and use of substances.

In addition to direct practice, Liana works as a consultant for non-profits, has previous supervisory and program development experience, and was an adjunct lecturer teaching Child and Family Welfare in the Master of Social Work program at Humboldt State University in northern California.

Liana works from a trauma informed, strength-based and solution focused framework to support individuals in overcoming challenges, feeling better, and letting their light shine.

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