Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker in Michigan with more than 10 years of experience in a variety of settings and roles. I’ve worked with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, ASD, relationship and parenting concerns.
I think that life is like a river. Sometimes we get trapped by a rock or other obstacle in the river and struggle to get free. Sometimes the current is too fast and we can’t keep our head above water or we have lost connection with our current. We can end up on the side of the river, unable to see the next move or the way ahead.
Years of experience in a wide range of settings and roles has taught me that we all have capacity to be the catalyst for change in our life. I look forward to developing a relationship that supports building capacity and competence in navigating the river of YOUR life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801091728
Laurie is wonderful. She is empathetic, kind, relatable and extremely knowledgeable. My time with her has been so helpful and I feel blessed to have met her and to be working with her.
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Laurie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd
Ms. Norris is very kind and has helped me better understand myself and my emotions. I feel hopeful for the future.
Written on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem