Both In-Person and Online Sessions Available
Norena has an M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling and an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health from Texas A & M Corpus Christi. A recent transplant to the Carolinas, she is enjoying her new city and accepting new clients.
Norena is completing her certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals, couples, and families. Her services are provided at a reduced rate while she works under the supervision of Dr. Anne Hancock.
Norena specializes in working with LGBTQ+ and multiracial individuals, couples, and families as they navigate uncharted waters. She utilizes EFT’s collaborative, no-blame approach to help every member in relationship who is struggling with loss of connection, misunderstandings, or previous trauma. Together, we figure out how to strengthen and rebuild relationships.
Norena works with individuals who have been touched by adoption: birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees in need of support. She has helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, loss, and major life transitions. She walks with her clients always providing a safe and open minded environment. Norena offers evening and weekend appointments to work with your schedule.
Norena is an adoptive single parent of two grown sons. Her passion is giving back to her community. She is a member of the board for the Holiday Wish Foundation serving the LGBTQ community. When not serving clients, you can find her at the theater, a museum, or a musical festival in town. She is an avid swimmer and swims daily at the local YMCA.
Her approach is wholesome and inviting to help clients figure out the patterns that get them stuck in their relationships. She uses EFT’s evidence-based step by step process as clients learn to recognize the triggers and the patterns that keep them from the love and attachment they crave in relationships. We set realistic goals for lasting connections and “get back to the love”.
Norena previously was a senior leader at a Fortune 500 organization where she mentored many professionals and led diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Norena’s Office Hours:
- Tuesday: 12pm – 7pm
- Wednesday: 12pm – 7pm
- Thursday: 12pm – 7pm
- Friday: 12pm – 4pm
- Saturday: 10am – 6pm