About Mr. Norton
Furness attended CUNY Brooklyn College, where he earned both his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Furness has over 5 years of specialized experience working with the LGBT population navigating substance abuse, intimacy issues, and self-esteem challenges. Furness integrates cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, mindfulness, psychodynamic theory, and psycho-education to provide a safe and welcoming environment for his clients to reflect on past challenges, explore their current issues, and strengthen their coping strategies to achieve future goals.
Clinical Approach: Furness uses a compassionate, warm, and non-judgmental stance to help clients work from a place of rigidity to flexibility while helping uncover and rediscover individual strengths, challenging unhelpful beliefs, and identifying self-affirming ways to navigate sources of stress. He strongly believes in the importance of a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust, agency, and collaboration.
Areas of Expertise: LGBTQ+ challenges, identity issues, self-esteem, life transitions, depression, anxiety, addictive patterns, and relationship issues.