Pamela D. Norris, M.A., LPC-Intern
Supervised by Melinda Porter, M.A., LPC-S
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Pamela has always been a helper at heart. Pamela has worked as an educator for 15 years where she was an advocate for special needs and emotionally disturbed students and their families. Through her professional and personal journeys Pamela's love and passion for helping others, especially children, grew exponentially leading her into the field of counseling. Pamela's career as an educator gave her a unique skill set gaining valuable knowledge and expertise in working with a wide variety of individuals and families.

Pamela's goal as a counselor is to help guide those in need of support giving them the tools, skills and confidence necessary to face and overcome personal challenges to reach their fullest potential. Reaching out for support during difficult and private times may not be easy therefore, Pamela provides a safe, non-judgmental, nurturing and confidential environment.

Pamela offers support for individuals, couples and families experiencing difficult challenges such as, life transitions, bereavement, grief and hospice support, anger and stress management, body image issues, low self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, depression, trauma and conflict resolution. Pamela specializes in counseling children, adolescents and their families facing the challenges of chronic illness, behavioral, emotional, developmental, social and educational concerns. Pamela understands the tremendous stressors that are involved and can help you get a better understanding of your child. Pamela has helped numerous families over the years while working as a liaison between student, family, school and the community. She is an unlimited source of support and resources helping families set and reach realistic, healthy goals. Pamela also has experience working as a grief counselor for children and their families at Journey of Hope in Plano, TX as well as a crisis intervention counselor for The Women's Center of Tarrant County & JPS counseling individuals with drug and alcohol abuse and addictions, worked the suicide hotline, and counseled domestic violence, rape and assault survivors.

Pamela believes that since we are all unique individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, learning styles, beliefs, feelings and emotions we should be treated as such. Pamela creates counseling sessions that are tailored to fit you as an individual which helps to promote healthy, holistic personal growth. She uses a variety of counseling theories and techniques to help her client's reach their fullest potential.

•Solution-focused therapy
•Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
•Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
•Complicated grief therapy (CGT)
•Narrative therapy
•Family Systems
•Play therapy, directive & nondirective
•Art therapy
•Educational therapy

"Sometimes the Smallest Step in the Right Direction ends up being the Biggest Step of Your Life. Tip toe if you must but Take the Step." -Unknown