Megan Norr, MA
In Progress at University of California Berkeley
Case Western Reserve University
I am a 5th year Clinical Psychology PhD student at UC Berkeley, where I study the influence of brain development on mental health from infancy through young adulthood. I received my BA in Cognitive Science, English, and French from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), and worked as an in-home caregiver for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), tutored elementary school students, and led after school science programs for middle-schoolers. After college, I worked for several years in a research lab at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) studying the brain basis of attention and social skills in children with ASD and ADHD. I have always been drawn to working with kids and teens, because of the great potential for learning and change during the school years.
In my clinical work, I draw from a variety of empirically-supported mental health treatments, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness-based therapies, exposure, and ERP. My approach to therapy recognizes that people are complex! Our brains, experiences, families, environments, habits, and personal preferences all contribute to our psychological well-being, and what works for one person may be quite different from what works for someone else. I seek to integrate what we know from clinical experience and research with the unique experiences and needs of patients and their families to develop individualized, collaborative treatment plans. Originally from Minnesota, I love the outdoors and the nice weather in the bay area. In my free time, I like to hike, run, play ultimate frisbee, and travel.