Meet Grace Norberg, LMFT
“Change becomes a necessary step once we can no longer emotionally afford to stay the same.”
As a therapist I strive to strike a balance between empathy and challenging my clients to move towards a transformation. Change is hard, and I acknowledge the fact that anyone who seeks therapy has already made a difficult and major step towards bettering his or her life.
I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. There I was trained in an integrative model that brings together all the most valuable parts of different therapies and outlines a simple way to implement them with individuals, couples and families. I personally employ a “common factors” approach to therapy, using empirically proven factors such as prioritizing a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to help motivate change and foster connection. I am LGBTQIA affirming.
I deeply value my identity as a “lifelong learner”. I am a supervisor of students at The Family Institute, which helps me keep my perspective fresh, and attend special trainings multiple times a year. I am trained in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) approach to therapy with children who have a trauma background, have a certification in Domestic Violence intervention, and am a professional crisis counselor.
My strongest interests in therapy are working with teens and children, couples of all orientations, and family relationships especially mother-daughter dynamics. I am skilled in treating anxiety, communication issues, depression and suicidality.