Paula Norris, LMSW
Before earning a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University, Paula served in the U.S. Army and deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. After completing her military service, Paula became a minister in a nondenominational church, where she worked with individuals, couples, families, and children from many different walks of life. During grad school, Paula was an intern at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System where she co-facilitated suicide prevention groups, assisted veterans navigate end-of-life issues, and worked at the Fisher House with families of veterans who were receiving intense treatment at the VA. Upon graduation, Paula worked as a Counselor at a Crisis center for drug addiction and mental health working with patients from the community to establish the best treatment plan and level of care needed. Paula has worked with adults, couples, and families experiencing PTSD, drug addictions, mood disorders, personality disorders, and psychiatric disorders.
In her personal life, Paula has engaged in Equine Therapy and has experienced first hand the healing and growth that can happen while engaging in therapy. Through a client-centered approach, empathy, and compassion, Paula aims to create a safe space where healing, growth, and hope can be found.