Norine Patrick

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


Coronavirus Notice

We at Fountain of Hope Counseling Center are working to keep our office open and accessible while continuing to provide excellent care. We take our responsibility to you, our clients, as well as our employees very seriously.

We are following and have implemented recommendations from the CDC/MDH including increasing the frequency of disinfecting public areas and offices. We are encouraging our employees to stay home if they are not feeling well. Similarly, if you or a loved one have been affected by COVID-19, in that you are experiencing signs or symptoms like a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or have been in contact with someone experiencing these symptoms or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days we would ask you to please stay home and change your appointment to a video telehealth session, which can take place from the comfort of your home.

Video sessions, or telehealth, are covered by your insurance in the same way it would cover a face-to-face session and are HIPPA secure. NO downloads are required and it’s easy to access by computer or smart phone with just a few clicks. Our staff will gladly walk you through connecting to the video platform should you have any questions.

If you are ill and want to change your appointment to a video session or need to cancel your appointment, give us a 24 hour notice for any changes.

We will inform you of any changes to our business practices as updates occur from CDC/MDH.

We know that the media’s current focus on COVID-19 and the risks and potential impact can exacerbate fear, anxiety and depression for many. We are committed to continuing to provide excellent care while partnering with you in your therapeutic journey toward hope and healing.