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Colette Norris

Colette Norris received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Illinois College in 2017. She is now a proud graduate of Western Illinois University, as she recently completed her Masters degree in Psychology from the Clinical/Community Mental Health program. Colette is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Colette's clinical interests include facilitating individual and group-based work involving topics such as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem, as well as a variety of other areas and topics. Colette takes an eclectic approach to practice, utilizing skills and interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as strength based approaches. When applicable, she also likes to incorporate relaxation techniques from foundations of mindfulness and meditation.

Colette enjoys utilizing exercise and movement to help destress and engage in self-care. Her favorite movement break includes running or walking outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.

Favorite Quote

Most helpful quote: "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt