Norris-Ms. Maxine LCSW (Registered Clinical Social Worker) is an alcohol and drug treatment specialist who has a passion for helping others with their drug and alcohol addiction issues. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University. Ms. Maxine has an extensive background in family and marriage therapy, including working with families impacted by divorce, domestic violence and children who have been sexually abused. She also spent two years as a peer therapist with substance abuse at a Phoenix drug treatment facility. Ms. Maxine’s clients include individuals who are currently or previously abusing drugs or alcohol and those who are at risk of abuse. She works with people with both mild and severe substance abuse problems. She also works with the families and communities where these people live and work to strengthen the bonds that make them whole.
Norris-Ms. Maxine LCSW works with individuals, couples and families with a variety of substance abuse and/or alcohol issues. She works to help individuals address and overcome the underlying causes of substance abuse and alcoholism. She also works with individuals, couples and families in the recovery process, developing individual and community treatment plans to achieve optimal recovery from addiction. She also works with groups of people as a peer counselor in order to enhance treatment opportunities and to maximize the effectiveness of individual and community treatment programs.
Maxine-NESL is passionate about providing high quality care to those she treats, and she does so in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner. She believes that it is important for clients to be able to talk openly and honestly with a trained mental health professional about their issues so that they may be diagnosed and treated accordingly. She also believes that treatment options should not be limited to medications and group therapy sessions alone. She is committed to finding alternative treatments, such as hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, that can help people to deal with stress and anxiety and to regain control over their lives. She looks forward to helping others become productive members of society again, because she knows that true recovery can only happen if it is supported by an individual and group approach.