Erin Norton, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Supervised by Melissa Johnson, Ph.D. – PSY13102
The Health and Wellness Center Coordinator

 

Youth are the future, and my passion lies in aiding and empowering healthy children and teens to forge a steady path.  I believe providing young people with practical toolkits and bolstering their self-awareness and self-love are integral for support as they navigate their lives. I look at the whole individual and how their cultural makeup informs their worldview.

I implement an eclectic, strength-based approach in my work with individuals, families, and groups.  My playful, creative demeanor and a strong background in cognitive/behavioral, relational, and interpersonal techniques result in a respectful, safe space for youth and adults to thrive.

I also have a strong foundation in psychological, neuropsychological, and cognitive assessment.  Assessment can be the first step to intervention, and my keen interest comes from seeing firsthand the incredible benefits it can provide.

Specialties:

Offering support for:
• Anxiety and Academic Stress
• Depression
• ADHD
• Social Skills
• Learning Disabilities
• Drug and Alcohol Use
• Medical Health Concerns
• Chronic and/or life-limiting health conditions, including behavioral health consultation with medical providers
• Neurocognitive differences and sensory integration difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders
• DIR© Floortime Therapy with children and parents
• Navigating sensitive identity shifts, including LGBTQI, new parents, and entry into high school and university
• Psychological, educational and neuropsychological assessment of adults and children

 Additional Information about my Specialties:

I have significant experience working with clients who have health-related conditions and chronic pain.  When working with these clients, I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Hypnotherapy. In addition, I have experience with the LGBTQ population and use a relational approach to helping them navigate identity development and strategies to cope with adversities along the way.

 Health and Wellness Center Coordinator:

I have a passion for working with children, families, and adults experiencing pain and ongoing health conditions. As the Institute’s Health and Wellness Center Coordinator, I bring my doctoral focus in health psychology and my experience working in a primary care setting in Seattle, Washington. I’m dedicated to fostering empowerment, self-regulation and resilience through tools and support.  I appreciate collaborating with my colleagues on the Health and Wellness Center team; each of us brings a unique perspective and area of expertise.

My relational approach incorporates strength-based, “known to work” approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and clinical hypnosis. In my work with families, parents often share with me about the challenges they face as they seek to support their children and themselves. Research shows that support and skills for parents and family members enhance the well-being of the child or adolescent. I find this an important part of my work in health psychology.

In addition, I have a strong commitment to collaboration, presentations and professional training for colleagues in primary care and mental health.  Below is a list of some of the presentations and trainings I’m available to provide.

 Presentations and Workshops:

• Friendship Rally – An Introduction to Stand Up! Speak Out!™: for girls in 3rd – 8th grades
• Multiple Perspectives on Pain, Panel Discussion – Interprofessional Community of Pasadena
• Helping children and families enhance self-regulation and resilience when dealing with life-limiting health conditions
• LGB affirmative health care in a medical setting
• Trans and Gender Expansive Health Care: Making your practice inclusive
• Asthma Action Planning and the role of psychologists
• Behavioral Health Techniques and Diabetes Management
• Health Psychologists’ (magic) role in pain management for children
• School-Based Integrative Care
• Primary Care Integrative Care Model and the Benefits
• Self-Care for Providers: Tools to Use and Share

Articles:

Five Quick Tips to Help your Daughter with Her Pain

Prior Experience:

• Pre-Doctoral Behavioral Health Intern at HealthPoint, Seattle, WA
• Neuropsychology Assessment Extern at Kaiser Permanente
• DIR Floortime Specialist at Greenhouse Therapy Center
• Psychological Assessment Extern at Center for Autism and Related Disorders
• Psychotherapist at Los Angeles LGBT Center

Education:

• Doctor of Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
• Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology, concentration in Health Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
• Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mission: My mission is to empower youth and provide a safe space for self-exploration while simultaneously fostering a sense of resiliency, determination and compassion for one’s self and others.  With this goal in mind, I also strive to educate the professional community in order to forge a better future for young individuals.

EmailENorton@ifgd.care

Phone: 626-585-8075 ext. 109

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