Norine Patrick a Mental Health Resident in Counseling. She is also certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Norine received her BA in Sociology from Norfolk State University, Master’s in Criminal Justice from Troy State University, Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from University of the Southwest and her PHD in Counseling from Northeastern University.
Over the last 12years, she has worked in diversified settings such as community mental health, Juvenile counseling, care management, and primary care. She employs various therapeutic modalities based on a client’s need, such as CBT, Psychodynamic theory, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt, and more. Her diverse background has led to increased understanding of different socioeconomic backgrounds and their complexities. She is culturally sensitive and has worked with all ages regardless of culture, orientation, gender, or identity.
Norine’s clinical experience includes work with children of all ages, young adults to senior citizens living with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, substance use recovery (inclusive of co-occurring mental health & substance use conditions), interpersonal relationship issues, personal identity issues, and adjustment to chronic medical conditions. Additionally, she has expansive experience working with vulnerable populations impacted by the criminal justice system.
Norine’s approach focuses on helping individuals in having hope and belief in the knowledge that they can live a life of fulfillment and contentment. As a therapist, she values self-exploration, collaboration, and finding one’s inner strength which help create a safe space that will allow individuals to feel accepted and heard, while simultaneously be challenged to develop healthy coping skills. Collaboratively, her goal is for her and her client to build upon their unique set of strengths to empower them on their path to happiness and wellness. Norine will draw upon different approaches tailored to your individuality.
Norine’s motto is “Bring Quality Back to Care”. To treat people as people and not a number. No waiting hours, no feel of being in an institution, no disrespectful staff; just me brimming with a smile filled with enthusiasm and eager to help you reach your goal.
Norine’s simple pleasures: Walks on the beach, listening to Jazz, traveling and laughing until her cheeks hurt , at a comedy club.,
Norine’s favorite quote: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”. -Maya Angelou