HOW DO YOU KNOW I’M THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR YOU?
I know you thought this page was About Norine, but in order to get to know me, I wanted you to know what you can expect from me, who it is I work best with, and also who will get the most effective results while in my practice.
I am an active participant with you in your sessions. I’m not one of those that sit and nod my head and repeat “uh huh” a million times. I will ask you to come into therapy ready to work, and know that I will provide you feedback, be reflective of what you are telling me, and work with you on the most effective way for you to grow within yourself and in your relationships.
Therapy with me is not “one size fits all”. During your first few sessions we will really work together on assessing what is going to work best for you. There are some people who specifically come to see me for EMDR therapy, and there are others that only want to talk. And then there are those that want both. Within all that, I still believe everyone is different, so no two treatment plans are alike.
One thing I do find, is that many people really have a hard time with self-compassion. So, no matter what it is you are coming into therapy for, I am always trying to help people learn to be more compassionate with themselves.
Now, here’s the nitty gritty details of the “About Norine”. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 33 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults. I do work with couples, but mostly centered around parenting their adolescents or young adults.
I am also certified in EMDR therapy and finishing my training to be a consultant to other therapists for EMDR therapy. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide prevention and postvention, and consultation for therapists.
I have worked in crisis and suicide prevention for most of my career. I became very involved in suicide prevention in 2011 when I began supervising our county’s mobile crisis team for youth and teens. I have been on the board of the American Association of Suicidology for the last 5 years. The last 3 years I have been Chair of the Youth Suicide Prevention Committee. I also teach a course for professionals on Suicide Risk Assessment.
For me, it was important to do something that would feed my soul. Helping people get back their lives, grow, and heal, is my ultimate goal.
I am in Private Practice in Westlake Village, California.
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