Kelly Norris is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Lakewood, CO. Kelly works with clients who feel overwhelmed by their emotions, whether that’s sadness, anger, loneliness, frustration, or anxiety. Many of Kelly’s clients have experienced adverse events or trauma, which leads to the development of a mood disorder like depression or anxiety. Her clients want to take charge of their mental health, but aren’t sure how. Kelly provides these clients with a pathway towards a more comfortable way of living.
Kelly’s approach to therapy is trauma-informed, which means that she pays extra attention to the client’s physical and emotional reactions in therapy, as these reactions may be connected to the client’s trauma. She focused on building a therapeutic atmosphere that feels safe and secure so clients can be comfortable showing their authentic selves. She also teaches clients several skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), including mood management skills and relationship conflict skills. She also helps clients learn how to accept difficult situations that are out of their control as well as how to decrease the occurrence of negative thought patterns.
Kelly earned a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver. She is certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and as a Clinical Trauma Treatment Professional. Kelly hopes to help her clients move forward in their lives without any symptoms of trauma and with the tools they need to approach any difficult life situation.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
Kelly Norris is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Services are available on a sliding fee scale for those who qualify
Years of Experience: 9 years
Kelly Norris Counseling & Psychotherapy, LLC, Owner/Therapist, 2019 - Present
Universal Health Services (UHS), Intake Counselor/Assessment & Referral Clinician , 2015 - 2018
Progressive Therapy Systems, Offense-Specific Treatment Provider, 2012 - 2014
University of Denver, Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic Psychology, 2013
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Sciences/Psychology, 2009
Learn to effectively cope with & change patterns that cause problems in your life. Develop skills for regulating intense emotions, managing distress, improving relationships, reducing self-harming behaviors. Create a life worth living.