Hi my name is Nora Durand, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the state of Florida and New York. I am a Florida native who moved to New York a few years ago. I have a Master in Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies. I have worked in child welfare as an advocate and counselor to youth in foster care from there I became a crisis counselor for Hurricane Sandy Victims, to then run a crisis respite center for individuals with what we call “severe mental illness” where we provided a peer environment in which individual’s experiencing psychosis but did not rise to the level of hospitalization could have a place to stay away from their triggering environment, and currently I work with victims of crimes.
I shared so much detail as to my prior work experience because it speaks to the way I work with individuals. I believe in meeting every person where they are at and providing a compassionate non-judgmental space to process and explore their individual reality. My approach is a combination of Intentional Peer Support, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Need Adaptive Treatment model. I do my best to be creative with the therapy I provide and tailor it to the individual that I am working with.
As a Christian I am always excited when I can incorporate my faith into my work. I personally grew up in the church and had a period in my young adulthood where I was one foot in and one foot out. About 5 years ago I began searching for a church again and well just didn’t feel I belonged anywhere, the Lord moved me to New York 4 years ago and that is where I found what is now my home church and I was able to rededicate my life back to the Lord! As we all have I have gone through many trials while strengthening my relationship with God, from feelings of loneliness, guilt, and shame, and well still have many trials that I am facing today; but I know now that I can have doubts in my human form, but spiritually I remain grounded and strong. Those two do conflict at times and rage war against each other, but I thank the Lord for a strong prayer circle to help me through those times. I currently go to a non-denominational church, but identify as messianic (Jews for Jesus). If you have any questions about my faith do not hesitate to ask.
I am so happy that you have taken this step to work on your emotional and mental health and I pray blessings upon your life and look forward to working with you and being a support alongside you in this journey if you so choose.
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
LMHC #MH13075 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
LMHC #007575 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
My initial experience with online counseling was not great but Nora renewed my trust and faith! Grateful for her and have suggested this form of counseling to three friends!
Nora is absolutely amazing, not only does she counsel me and directs me in the best ways to cope and manage any issues but to find resolution to them as well and direct me back to the cross which is what I needed most.
L. Nora Durand is a wonderful therapist. She is respectful, non-judgmental, listens, and asked questions that help me examine my situation and come up with sensible approach to deal with the issues. I highly recommend her.
Very helpful and thankful to have someone to talk to like her.
She is great and very helpful.
I am so happy to have L. Nora Durand. She has been a God send to me.
Well, I haven't worked with L. Nora Durand for long yet, but I already can see how talented she is. I feel like she's already helped open my eyes to a lot of new mindsets to reflect upon and help me transform the areas I want to work on. She is very knowledgeable and knew exactly where to start with me and my areas of concern. She lets me talk, but also helps me focus and stay on task without interrupting my thought process. She's sweet and pleasant to talk to which makes me feel comfortable when talking about difficult things.
Nora is understanding, patient and rational.