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About Loni

Loni M. Neilson-Kattell



She, her, hers

Born and raised in Missoula, MT, Loni earned her BA in Technical Theatre from UM in 2014.


Although her passion has shifted to mental health, the theatre is still essential to her work. Stage managing allows her to facilitate audience participation in the artistic community by fostering a safe space to witness others' capacity for vulnerability, expression, and healing by integrating art and communities.


Local organizations like EmpowerMT and CASA of Missoula inspired Loni to pursue her Master's in Social Work at Walla Walla University in 2019. Her commitment to social justice work is rooted in compassion, empathy, and raising awareness so that we can all celebrate our similarities and differences.


Her practice model reflects attachment-focused, strengths-based, and trauma-informed frameworks. She believes that building genuine relationships across group lines allows clients to enact positive change in their lives.

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