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Meet Norbert

Norbert Belliveau

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Hello and welcome to my website!  My name is Norbert and I currently specialize in trauma-focused individual therapy, maintaining a private practice in Northampton, MA. With over 22 years of experience as an individual and group therapist, I have served a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people with hearing loss, anxiety, and depression.  


I earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC in 2001.  As my identity as a therapist has evolved, I’ve received advanced training in a variety of methodologies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Clinical Hypnosis (including advanced training in Age Regression and Age Progression, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am currently focused on earning the consultation hours required for certification as a Certified EMDR Practitioner by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and hope to ultimately earn my certification as an EMDR trainer. 


  • 1996 Bachelor of Arts, Southern Connecticut State University

  • 2001 Masters Degree in Social Work, Gallaudet University


Licenses & Certifications 

  • Licensed Certified Social Worker-LCSW

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker-LICSW

  • Certified School Adjustment Counselor-CSAC

Additional Training

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • 2018 Basic and Intermediate Hypnosis Training, New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis

  • 2019 Advanced Training in Turner Age Regression Hypnosis Techniques

  • 2019 Member New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis

  • 2020 training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • 2022 advanced training in the treatment of trauma with EMDR

  • January 2023 Motivational Interviewing Training

My Approach

My interactive, solution-oriented approach is person-centered with a goal of providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges utilizing their individual strengths. I have been supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ and general community for the last twenty-two years and specialize in trauma-focused work with people struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, hearing loss, and gender and sexuality. 


I have worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and groups at a school for the Deaf and in agency settings, done individual and group work with adolescents and teens in a residential psychiatric treatment facility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, and worked in the public school system serving in a variety of roles focused on serving the needs of individuals and groups of students.

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