Faculty/Staff Directory

Elizabeth (Liz) Norris, PhD

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Norris holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mercer University (May 2021). She holds an MA in professional counseling and a trauma specialization from Richmont Graduate University and a BA in speech communications from Valdosta State University.  

Dr. Norris is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Georgia, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). Her research interests include counselor burnout, organizational culture, the impact of trauma on individuals/workplace, and counselor development.

As a trauma counselor, Dr. Norris has worked in a wide range of clinical settings including a homeless shelter and rehabilitation program, psychiatric hospital, missions agency, and private practice. She is trained by the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology as a Compassion Fatigue Therapist and has traveled domestically and internationally providing trauma trainings, debriefings, and program evaluation.