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Lisa Norton

My name is Lisa Norton. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC).  I received my graduate degree from Maryville University of Saint Louis, MO.  I have spent more than half of my life working in the field of nursing. I am a native Myrtle Beach girl!  There have been so many changes here, but it is home, and it is where my heart is! I have always found that the beach can put even the biggest struggles a person has into perspective. My family is deep rooted here and I grew up meeting people from all over the place as my great grandparents had a few motels here way before there were any high-rise buildings on Ocean Blvd!  I have been married for 28 years and I have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren. In 2000 my family moved to Rock Hill, SC, and my husband and I have decided to come back home.

If you ask anyone that knows me, they will likely tell you a few things- I love music and especially Stevie Nicks!  But I also have very eclectic taste, and nothing would surprise my friends and family when it comes to music!  Another thing people will tell you is that I love crafting. I enjoy trying new crafts. I love to decorate, and I will always step up to a challenge.  I love Converse tennis shoes and Doc Martins. I have a young heart (and old knees!)

Before I was out of middle school, I knew what I wanted to do “when I grew up” because of a book that I read.  I am meant to help those who are struggling. I am a passionate advocate for people with mental illness.  I care for people of all ages and in my career, I have learned from those that have entrusted me with their care.  People of all ages and with different struggles. We can all learn from the people we encounter.  I have a special love for the younger population, because that population was where my career in psychiatry started.   I have experience in crisis assessments, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, telepsychiatry, home health psychiatric visits, and administrative positions in psychiatry. I also have experience with those who struggle with substance use disorders.  Certainly not last on the list; I would like to mention that I wouldn’t trade anything for the valuable lessons I have learned from the stories that my veterans and older clients have told me.

I cannot imagine that any other career could be as meaningful to me than my work in the field of mental health. I am humbled by the trust that it takes when a person is in the office with me, taking a leap of faith as they share some of their hardest times. It is not easy to openly speak to someone that you have just met and for this reason I hold myself accountable to provide the best care to them.  I appreciate and respect diversity and my practice is to consider the needs of each person with respect to their uniqueness. My practice is always judgement free, and my goal is not just to just listen but to really hear the concerns of my clients.  I want to see each and every one I work with reach their goals and get all that they want out of life.  The saying I have adopted is “Everything is figureoutable!”