Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sleep Difficulties-Adults
- Trauma Counselling
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Counselling practice website:https://www.forseti.ca
Dr. Norris primarily treats members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and first responders such as police officers, firefighters and Emergency Health Services (EHS). Most of his clients have acquired an operational stress injury such as PTSD or moral injury from their service. Dr. Norris also treats members of the general public who experience troubling symptoms after being exposed to traumatic events.
Many of Dr, Norris's clients are bothered by the following symptoms:
- Poor sleep and nightmares
- Low mood
- Concentration problems
- Intrusive thoughts and memories
- High startle response
- Irritability and anger (such as road rage)
- Substance use (such as increased use of alcohol)
- Social isolation and withdrawal from others
- Relationship problems and disconnection from loved ones and friends.
Dr. Norris has received extensive training and clinical supervision in the use of therapies that have been proven to provide the the best outcomes for the treatment of PTSD and other trauma-related conditions. These evidence-based therapies include:
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Dr. Norris also has extensive training in other therapeutic modalities for the treatment of anxiety, depression and addiction.
During your first session, Dr. Norris will gather information and explain possible treatment options. Dr. Norris will then collaborate with you to create an individualized treatment plan that meets your circumstances, needs and goals.
Dr. Norris has extensive experience working with members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, first responders, and those on the front lines of the helping professions. Those of you who have dedicated your lives and careers to helping others, sometimes to the detriment of your own health and wellbeing.
To put it bluntly, there are some people who choose work that puts them in harm’s way, whether that be physically or emotionally. Sometimes the impacts are not noticed right away and often these people are asked, and expected, to keep going. But it takes a toll.
For some people, they cannot choose which call they must go to, which event they must witness, or which patient will come through their doors. They cannot unsee what they have seen.
No one can predict how an event or combination of events might impact them. Being impacted is not a sign of weakness. Reaching our for help is not a sign of weakness. For those who choose this type of work, reaching out for professional help can be extremely difficult. Sometimes this hesitancy causes them to wait and assume that things will improve. You are the one who is accustomed to helping. You are the one that others turn to in their times of crisis. You need to make sure that you are ready to take care of others. You need to be in a good place if you are to perform at your best.
In his practice, Dr. Norris focuses on resiliency and mental wellness. Together you can work towards both of these outcomes. When you are ready, he is there to listen and to work collaboratively towards reaching your goals.
- Ph.D. in Public Health (Simon Fraser University) MSW (University of British Columbia) BA - Criminology (Simon Fraser University)
- Advanced training and supervision: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Client fee individuals:175
Client fee couples/families:225