Dr. Norris graduated Cum Laude from John F. Kennedy University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2008. She earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University in 2011 and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University in 2013.
As a graduate student, she worked in a high school Counseling Enriched Special Day Class in Oakland, CA and conducted mental health assessments of children between the ages of 5 through 12 for Alameda County under Assembly Bill (AB) 3632. She also worked at a day treatment center where she provided individual and group therapy to adults with developmental disabilities who had legal histories. She served as a research assistant for Dr. Eric Hickey’s 6th edition of “Serial Murderers and Their Victims.”
Dr. Norris completed a pre-doctoral internship at San Quentin State Prison where she conducted intake and diagnostic assessments and provided individual and group therapy to the Correctional Clinical Case Management System (CCCMS), Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg), and Condemned inmate-patient populations. She completed her post-doctoral training at California State Prison, Sacramento where she provided individual and group therapy and case management in the Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU) and Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP). She continued her employment in the PSU working with inmate-patients with acute mental illnesses through 2016 transitioning to private practice in 2017.