I am a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Michigan and Maine and have worked as a counselor and life coach with individuals and families for over 30 years. My focus is on helping clients achieve satisfying relationships and greater joy in their lives regardless of what their experiences may have been in the past. I use an eclectic approach to therapy seeking to find and utilize the methods that are most comfortable and helpful to you. In addition to traditional modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho Dynamic, Humanistic, etc.), I have extensive experience working with EFT (tapping) , Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. If you prefer a more traditional approach, that is what we will pursue, and if you are familiar with and interested in more energy based counseling that is available as well.
It is of utmost importance to me that you feel valued and respected as an individual as you pursue the life that you want to live.
Please note that I do not list all my availability on the online calendar, so if you try to schedule an appointment with me and don't see a suitable time, please let me know your schedule and I am confident that we can find a slot that will work for both of us.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801018063
ME LCSW LC14462
Easy to open up to, positive, caring and direct. Truly pleased with the sessions so far.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Norma for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Norma has changed my life. My perception of my self, my trauma, and the root cause of my struggle. She’s warm and authentic, but practical and pragmatic about her advice. It’s actionable. If you apply it, it creates change. And I’m happier and more in control of myself and my life than ever before. I finally feel like I understand me.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Norma for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Norma is a wonderful therapist with unique insight and especially skilled at providing perspective, truth and self awareness. She has helped me explore and define the impacts in my life and guided me without judgement into redefining my healthy personal boundaries as well as releasing guilt and other stuck energies. Thank you so much Norma
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Norma for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
I've had several therapists throughout my life and none better than her she is the best.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Norma for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Norma is amazing and has helped me improve my life and mentality greatly.
She understanding, patient and reassuring. I look forward to our sessions each week and I'm not sure where I would be without her guidance.
Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Norma for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Norma is super easy to talk to. I've had several experiences with therapists in the past she is the first one to offer actual insight that makes me think about my habits and reactions and where they actually came from. We're still just starting but I think it's going to be great!
Written on Dec 19, 2021 after therapy with Norma for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management