About Me

Gateway Family Therapy Services is a private practice owned and operated by LaQuita Norris, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR-II

Hello! I’m LaQuita

A Licensed Clinical Therapist

I have known from early on that helping others was my calling and therefore I made therapy my career. I received a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I am also licensed at the highest level as a Licensed Certified Social Worker.

I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, college students as well as symptoms ranging from acute to chronic and severe. I work with clients with various problems and diagnoses, but I specialize in the treatment of trauma, codependency as well as depression and anxiety. My training and experience is broad, which provides me with a wide skill set to help clients with various problems. My most prized training is EMDR which is focused on the treatment of trauma.

Clients come to me not for me to fix their problems, but for me to help them heal from their past and find solutions in their present. I believe that therapy is a two-way process. In that sense we are a team, and therapy only works if we work together. So, if you are in need of a teammate on your journey to healing, happiness, and wholeness; then give me a call.

My Approach & Values

As a solution focused therapist utilizing a holistic perspective my goal is to help you unlock solutions to your problems, heal from your traumatic experiences, uncover your true potential and lead a life that you believe is worth living.

I won’t be able to help you change difficult situations of the past; but we will work together to better understand those challenges and gain the strength to move past them. By applying therapy approaches and techniques that are proven effective we will modify negative thinking and behavioral patterns that are holding you back from your ideal self.

If you are looking for support and guidance through challenging situations or ready to find the happy and whole you that you’ve always yearned for, then I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

My Experience

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Inpatient, Outpatient and Residential settings
  • Symptoms ranging from Acute to Chronic and Severe.
  • Specialize in the treatment of Trauma, Codependency as well as Depression and Anxiety

My Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Master of Social Work degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
  • Licensed at the highest level as a Licensed Certified Social Worker. 5133-C
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 
  • TFCBT Certified
  • Certified Case manger
  • EMDR Trained Professional
  • DBT Trained Professional
  • Gottman I and II Trained
  • CBT Trained
  • Brainspotting Trained 

I Work With Individuals, Couples, Families, & Groups


We provide therapy for adolescents beginning at age 12, adults, and couples with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues

Life Coaching

We provide life coaching for those that do not present with a clinical diagnosis but wants guidance as to next steps in life.                                                                                                         

Seminars and Consultation

We are able to speak at your event on varying therapeutic topics, provide education to your agency or provide consultation services.

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