Specializing in trauma, mood disorders, and adolescent/adult testing
Dr. Michelle Norman-Bryant, is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She has worked directly with individuals presenting with a wide range of mental health challenges, specializing in crisis intervention/management and trauma. She has conducted individual, family, couples therapy, and group psychotherapy to middle and high school students presenting with behavioral difficulties, oppositional or risk taking behavior, attention disorders, parenting/discipline problems, academic motivation, school failure, alcohol and other drug issues, depression and/or anxiety.
Dr. Norman-Bryant was trained as a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology as she divides her time between clinical practice, training and consulting, and scholarly writing and research. Dr. Norman-Bryant has published, lectured at mental health conferences (AABSS Conference, 2019), and presented research describing the stigma mental health continually receives and the dire need to encourage adolescent girls to participate in treatment (AABSS Conference, 2018). She is presenting ongoing research regarding trauma minimization and micro-aggressions in therapy at the American Psychological Association in Aug, 2019, as well.
Dr. Norman-Bryant’s clinical approach is primarily influenced by cognitive-behavioral, attachment, developmental, and neuro-biological disciplines. Dr. Norman-Bryant has worked in outpatient dual-diagnosis treatment centers inclusive of treating mood disorders, schizophrenia, and substance abuse, as well. She has provided intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment to clients who have been mandated by the judicial courts, as well as group therapy for men and women mandated for domestic violence and anger management issues. She has incorporated an immense amount of group experience (Mood Management group utilizing DBT interventions, numerous high school girls’ group, whom had difficulties with self-esteem, body image, depression and/or anxiety.
Dr. Norman-Bryant’s therapeutic orientation incorporates an empathic, practical, pleasant and relational approach to psychotherapy with clients and their families. She is respected for her strong diagnostic and clinical skills; her treatment is relationship based and incorporates current research in developmental psychology, cognitive, and attachment theory. With extensive training and experience in the field of psychology and social services, Dr. Norman-Bryant has worked with women and adolescents with a range of socio-emotional, developmental and behavioral problems at all stages of development.
Dr. Norman-Bryant is sensitive to each individual’s difference, culture and status, providing space in the room, as needed for the client when necessary. Use uses a bio-psychosocial therapeutic approach of incorporating the mind and body, as well as the client’s support system is utilized when needed. Michelle also incorporates strategies from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, ARC model, Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT, and various Choice Theory Interventions. Dr. Michelle utilizes different modalities including but not limited to the above, tailored to meet each client’s unique need.
Dr. Norman-Bryant is available in the Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle offices.