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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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About Deb

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 and Gottman Couples Therapy. 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.  And my success rate is pretty high – even with treatment resistant strains.  I find that management is all about consistency and follow-up. We will figure out what works for you and then implement that treatment plan.

Adolescents/Young Adults

I always say that some of my favorite people on this planet range between 14 and 25!  This is a very difficult time of life for most people.  Growing and maturing, figuring out who you are, what you want, how life makes sense, grappling with career choices, discovering relationships and launching into the world – it’s a LOT!  My undergrad in Child Psychology/Adolescents helps me traverse this territory … And a plethora of experience with this age group!  My success rate with teens is over 98%.  It’s a rare occasion they don’t stay and work with me once we meet!

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse is devastating. Come work with me and my 25+ years of experience, education and knowledge.  I am particularly interested in working with clients who have issues with alcohol.  Whether you wonder if you drink too much or you know you have an addiction, this is work that I truly enjoy! And again, my success rates are really good!

Gottman Couples Counseling

This theoretical approach provides one of the highest success rates for couples therapy, backed by over 40 years of research conducted by John and Julie Gottman.

Nothing is 100% the key to success.  But using Gottman in conjunction with some family systems therapy and my 25-plus years of experience, we can effect some very profound changes that can put your relationship on the road to recovery!

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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