Approach

I have over six years of counseling experience in the Greater Seattle Area. My graduate training was in Existential-Phenomenological therapy but I also have training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, reality therapy and other modalities. I have extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, families, and groups. I have created and implemented a community mental health clinic focusing on the African American community and other underrepresented communities.   I have created and provided workshops for schools, juvenile justices, and the community. I am comfortable working with a variety of struggles, personalities, and cultures. Currently, I am working on my doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands. 

 Dr. Norris is a Rogerian therapist with an existential lens. A Rogerian therapist with an existential lens believes that a person has the inner resources for growth and self-realization through being guided by their lived experience despite his or her perceived impairments or environmental limitations. As a client-centered therapist with an existential lens, Dr. Norris promotes a therapeutic relationship that is authentic and collaborative. He believes openness, authenticity, and being empathic is necessary to have a successful therapeutic relationship. In addition, Dr. Norris considers himself a Rap therapist, which has been integrated into his theoretical orientation. He uses Rap music and lyrics as a tool to help individuals arrive at a place to access their inner resources for growth and self-realization.