Patti Norris

Mental Health Clinician, Liaison to Dean of Students
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Identities & Language

  • Cis Woman
  • Straight/Heterosexual
  • Hispanic or Latinx
  • Language: English

Education & License

Patti earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of Arizona and a Masters in Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 23 years in the State of Arizona.

CAPS Service Teams

  • Counseling

Role at CAPS

Patti serves as the liaison with the Dean of Students Office conducting crisis evaluations and risk assessments.  Patti also offers brief individual counseling, triage and care coordination services.  She is a member of the UA Campus Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) and Project Lifeline suicide prevention as well as a QPR certified crisis trainer.

Specialty Areas

  • Crisis
  • Suicidal Ideation

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic

Professional Interests

Patti is a mental health clinician at CAPS since September, 2018. She has worked in a variety of community mental health and inpatient settings providing individual, family and intensive home-based therapy, crisis intervention and clinical case management. Patti enjoys working with individuals of all ages, and cultures, while focusing on brief interventions and crisis support. Patti uses a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy approach focusing on individual strengths and protective factors to address psychological vulnerabilities.

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