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Whether you’ve been in therapy before or this is your first time, I will invest in helping you to help yourself. Together we will evaluate the issues, find new perspectives, and work towards growth and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience in Human Services and Counseling in a multitude of settings with a variety of clients. This is my lifework.  So it’s an honor and a privilege to be in people’s lives in this capacity!
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Deb Norton - Psychological Therapy

Therapy and counseling are my life’s work. It is a privilege to help you discover a new approach to life, potentially improving your overall well-being…

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Deb Norton MS LCPC NCC
Norton Psychological Services LLC
(224) 406-1474

My Location

I have two offices – Libertyville and Gurnee. Clients come from the surrounding areas including:

  • Vernon Hills
  • Mundelein
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Bluff
  • Northern Chicago
  • Waukegan
  • Grayslake
  • Lake Villa
  • Lindenhurst
  • Antioch
  • Wadsworth
  • Zion


My Services

I work with Adults and Adolescents with specializations in Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Gottman Couples Therapy, Relocation and ADHD. I see a lot of suicidal ideation, treatment resistant issues, schools that fail to meet the needs of ADHD students and couples whose last hope is “marriage counseling.” My success rate with teens is over 95%!

I also Sports Life Coach with elite athletes who are climbing to the top echelon of their sport, but they just need that little extra help to get there.  Athletics is all about Mental Game!

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Mood Disorders

Bipolar, Anxiety and Depression are difficult to manage, but I do this work successfully everyday.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse is devastating. Come work with me and my 25+ years of experience, education and knowledge.

Gottman Couples Counseling

This theoretical approach provides one of the highest success rates for couples therapy, backed by over 30 years of research conducted by John and Julie Gottman.


ADHD can be a tough diagnosis for both teens and adults. Come see me and I’ll teach you strategies for managing this very impactful disorder.


As a Parent and a Corporate Partner for over 27 years, I understand what moving is all about!  I independently coordinated six cross-country relocations over 13 years from start to finish, selling homes and building new ones.  With kids in school, my own career and pets to care for, it’s a lot! I can help you manage this.

My Blog

Heroin Use and Teen Deaths in Lake County IL

Teens are dying from heroin use in affluent county north of Chicago.

Alcohol is the number one drug in Lake County for substance abuse treatment.  Number two will probably surprise you.  It’s heroin.  Median family incomes near six figures in DuPage and Lake Counties make heroin feasible and profitable.  So it’s no surprise that Chicago is the number one importation city for drugs in the Midwest.  Money drives drug use.

ABC 7 News’ Eric Horng did a story about it on March 09, 2013.  Horng reported that from 2007 – 2011 heroin fatalities in Lake County doubled.  That’s frightening.  If for no other reason than during the summer of 2012, there was an inordinate amount of heroin dumped on the streets of Lake County.  I know – I spoke with the Lake County Sherriff’s Department last fall when several teens seeking help with heroin addiction called my office over a three-week period of time.  Most had no income or insurance, and some were on the streets.  They had no access to treatment.  And Lake County’s Health Department had a waiting list that was so long that they were no longer talking names.

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