Sarah Norris, LPC-MHSP
Sarah helps people connect to their stories, see how they’ve made sense of themselves & their world, and confront what might be getting in their way. Sarah’s therapeutic approach is grounded in the Spiritual Root System™ and informed by narrative therapy with a blend of family systems theory, and interpersonal and existential philosophies.
Sarah is trained in EMDR, a type of psychotherapy that helps access traumatic memories and move them from emotional activation to a more rational place. In addition to trauma (e.g. painful childhood experiences or relational betrayal), she works with anxiety, depression, addiction, and women who need to reclaim their voice in relationships.
Sarah has also worked with women after primary treatment from substance abuse, including individual therapy, twelve step immersion, life skills development and group therapy.
Outside of therapy, Sarah is the Managing Director of Sage Hill Counseling.
Before pursuing a career in counseling, Sarah spent five years in the music business until she began paying greater attention to her desires, hopes, and needs. The Spiritual Root System™ has brought new life to Sarah personally and to her counseling practice
- Relationship Issues
- Women's Issues
MA Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary
Training and Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider, TN LC#3631, EMDR Trained
Do you have pets?
We adopted a pit mix from Nashville Humane. Her name is Molly and she is my girl.
Describe yourself in five words.
Tough. Tender. Determined. Conscientious. Kind.
About Your Practice
By waking up to the loneliness that I felt in my previous career and chasing my desire to go deeper with others and bring more heart to my work.
Who has influenced your work?
Dan Allender, Chip Dodd, Richard Rohr, Gerald May, David Schnarch, Irvin Yalom
How does your faith play itself out in your work?
My faith is a backdrop in the sense that I believe we are emotional and spiritual beings, which for me means God, but I also work with a lot of people who have been harmed by church and are wrestling with God, which I believe is some of the most important work we can do as humans. My clients bring their faith in to the process and I meet them there, wherever that is.
Patty Griffin every day.
Which TV show would you never miss?
Schitt's Creek, Queer Eye, Suits, Madam Secretary, Handmaid's Tale
What's your favorite book or author?
The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo
What is your favorite sport/physical activity?
I used to be decent at Tennis but I'm mostly terrible at sports. I do actually enjoy working out.
What's your favorite place to visit?
New York City
Just for Fun
Waitress at Nashville Pizza Company
What is your most treasured possession?
I really love my wedding ring and the vintage rugs in my house.
If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?
Depends on the day. Maybe takeout, maybe pizza, maybe charcuterie, maybe grill out. Maybe skip dinner and just eat cookies.
What pastimes or hobbies do you enjoy?
Working out, Eating, Baking, Concerts
Other than your current home, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Take the first step toward healing and personal growth.
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