Norine Vander Hooven

Accepting Clients

The majority of my practice are people who have anxiety, depression, or have experienced trauma. I've found EMDr to be most effective .

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westlake Village, CA

About My Clients

I help people who have experienced severe traumatic events (shootings, accidents, witnessed a loved one die, grieving a loved one,...). I also have people come to me to learn how to communicate in their relationships, parenting concerns, life transitions at any point in one's life, and daily stress. Sometimes my clients struggle to get out of bed in the morning, have difficulty with crying a lot or being very short tempered with others. They come to me because they feel stuck in their lives.

My Background and Approach

First and foremost, you are the one that is in the driver seat. I'm the co-pilot, and I'm here to help guide you to feel less depressed, anxious, or stuck in your daily life. It is important that I be able to provide you with tools to help you manage your feelings, so that you can know what to do in between our sessions to begin to feel better. We work together at your pace and start where you are. And if a certain tool doesn't work, I have many of them up my sleeve to work with you on at any point in your sessions. I also use a lot of mindfulness tools, as I believe the body and the brain work together. My practice centers around people who are feeling stuck in their lives, or have experienced some kind of trauma that may be causing a lot of anxiety for them. You can get back to feeling like life is joyful and happy, and won't feel stuck and lost in those feelings of fear, scarcity, sadness or being unmotivated. Together we will make life happen for you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that no concern or worry is too small. People experience anxiety, depression, OCD, etc because they have experienced something to bring that on. I also believe that there are many times that people don't know why they are experiencing a certain feeling. That's what I'm here for. I'm here to provide you a safe space to explore and heal these wounds.

I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 37 years of practice
  • Rate: $90 - 200/session


805-405-4746 Email Norine
3625 E. Thousand Oaks Bl
Suite 128
Westlake Village, CA 91362-3554

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