With Norris, you'll have a dedicated partner on your journey toward self-discovery, empowerment, and positive change. Your well-being is his top priority, and he’s here to offer unwavering support every step of the way. His commitment to promoting justice, equity, and empowerment forms the bedrock of his approach to providing compassionate and authentic care to clients. His mission is clear: to create a safe, welcoming, and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore themselves and confront life's challenges.
He aims to foster an egalitarian, collaborative-based relationship that encourages clients to actively participate in their growth. While he brings some expertise to the table, he also recognizes that clients are experts in their own lives, and together, they can work towards meaningful and positive change. He’s deeply committed to understanding and respecting his clients' diverse backgrounds and social identities and approaches each client with humility and an open heart. Mindful of potential power dynamics and biases, Norris is dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive space for all clients to explore their experiences and work toward positive change.
His therapeutic approach draws from Adlerian, existential, narrative, and feminist theories, offering a holistic and culturally sensitive perspective across biological, psychological, cultural, social, and familial dimensions. In a world where social identities shape our experiences and interactions, he empowers individuals on their journey to mental health and personal growth. He understands how our environments significantly influence our self-perception and challenges. He focuses on helping clients understand how their past social experiences have shaped their development and identity. Additionally, he encourages the construction of a purposeful and empowering life narrative while helping clients externalize feelings of inferiority and oppression.
With Norris, clients embark on a transformative journey to challenge oppressive narratives, explore their unique strengths, delve into self-discovery, build resilience, and reclaim their power and self-worth. Change becomes attainable as clients align their goals with their values, externalize the negative messages that hinder them, and find empowerment through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Your well-being is his top priority, and he’s here to support you every step of the way.
Norris received his Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota, preparing him to treat clients with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. Norris is working under the licensed supervision of Lorie Crandall, MA, LMFT, while pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).