NOAH E.

  • Noah E. (they/she, iel/elle)
  • BSW
  • OTSTCFQ
  • Individuals who fall within the mandate of the Neuro/Diversités programme (aged 14-30, 2SLGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent) can access support and counselling free of cost
    • For those who fall outside of the mandate of the Neuro/Diversités programme, I work on a sliding scale and am open to figuring out what is accessible for a given person
    • Indigenous folks (Two-Spirit and otherwise) are welcome to request support and counselling free of cost
  • An atypical mix of 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming, trauma-informed/“trauma-considerate,” harm reduction, somatics/energetics, mindfulness, and other tools/approaches
  • Contact: neurodiversites@alterheros.com (typically respond within 48 hours)

I am a licensed social worker and a member of L’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec with various other formal certifications, including a certificate in trauma counselling. My background is in peer support, harm reduction, disability justice, trauma/grief work, suicide work, community organizing, education, and facilitation. I also have experience in mediation and conflict resolution.

I work with individuals, couples, and families of all kinds (including chosen family and other non-normative families, as well as friend groups, roommates, and similar), and most of my work is with other queer and trans (2SLGBTQIA+) folks and in queer and trans community. Much of my experience is in working with children and youth.

At present, a lot of my work is done through the Neuro/Diversités project (a project of the organization AlterHéros). Neuro/Diversités is a by-and-for project for people between the ages of 14 and 30 who are 2SLGBTQIA+ and also neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, learning disabled, Tourette’s, schizophrenic, etc.). People who fall within the mandate of the project (as described in the previous sentence) can access individual support and group meetings free of cost through the Neuro/Diversités project. Individual support is possible in person or by email. More information about the Neuro/Diversités project can be found here: http://www.alterheros.com/en/neurodiversities.

Folks are also welcome to get in touch if they would like to work together outside the context of the Neuro/Diversités project.

I am interested in working with people in ways that work best for them, and find that this is usually best accomplished by incorporating different strategies and approaches as wanted and needed rather than using any specific therapy/support model. I also create resources such as guides and other similar tools, most of which focus on accessibility and inclusion.

I approach things from an atypical perspective given my own neuroatypicality, and have a lot of experience working with other neuroatypical (neurodivergent) people of all ages, including autistic folks, folks with ADHD, learning disabled folks, schizophrenic folks, folks with dissociative identities, and similar. I also have a lot of experience working with neurotypical folks who are disabled in other ways. I’m interested in working with people to process emotions and experiences, as well as to find and create skills and strategies that help address various challenges and make things more possible.

I aim for my work to be as accessible as possible and understand accessibility in broad ways, and I am specifically interested in uplifting different ways of being and knowing.

My work is grounded in an ever-evolving knowledge that liberation must mean liberation for all. I therefore aim to work in ways that meaningfully and concretely recognize the harms caused by racism and colonialism, capitalism, homophobia and transphobia, ableism and audism (discrimination of D/deaf and Hard of Hearing folks), and all other forms of social violence.

My own spiritual/religious background and practice also informs my work and I am open to, and interested in, working with people who are seeking support that includes spiritual/religious work.

I work in English and French. I also sign American Sign Language (ASL) and have limited experience doing support work in ASL. I am very open to supporting folks who communicate in ways that are considered atypical.

To get in touch, you can email me at neurodiversites@alterheros.com