About Deb

Deb Norton

Deb Norton MS LCPC NCC
(224) 406-1474

My Bachelor’s Degree is in Child Psychology and Development from the University of Minnesota, a top ten nationally ranked psychology program. My studies focused on adolescents, and I have worked with this population in a variety of settings including:

  • Runaway/Crisis Shelter
  • Transitional Shelter Facilities
  • In-Patient Substance Abuse
  • Out-Patient Substance Abuse
  • Juvenile Felony Offenders
  • Adult Corrections
  • Human Services Agencies
  • Private Practice

My Master’s Degree is in Counseling with a Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling. My work experience includes:

  • Adult and Adolescent In-Patient & Out-Patient Substance Abuse Counseling
  • In-Patient and Out-Patient Dual Disorders Counseling
  • Psycho-education for Substance Abuse and Dual Disorders
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Men’s Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Welfare-to-Work Counseling
  • Men’s and Women’s Incarceration Transition Counseling
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) AND Co-Dependency Issues
  • Clinical Private Practice
  • Life Coaching with Nationally Competitive Athletes

Deb’s Credentials and Professional Affiliations

  • BS in Developmental Psychology
  • MS in Counseling/Psychology
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois
  • Member of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Member of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)
  • Member of the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA)

Deb’s Continuing Education

  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Counseling – Level 2
  • Human Behavior/The Anatomy of Human Change
  • Clinical Supervision (three courses) – Qualified to Supervise other Clinicians
  • Diagnosing & Treating Mental Health Disorders/DSM5 Update
  • Suicide & Self Mutilation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Abuse – Street Drugs and Alcohol
  • Psycho-pharmacology
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Depression/Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Distance Counseling
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

Deb Norton