Norman Edward Dobson, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CDP, CPP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lacey
Thank you for your interest. I am a retired (2001) combat veteran with twenty years of military service. My credentials and licenses are in Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, and Chemical Dependency. My therapeutic approach is based on cognitive behavior research which has found a strong correlation between thoughts and behaviors. Additionally I've used the Narrative Therapy approach in understanding the emotions stemmed in the client's life experiences that shape many of their values and reactions to different stressors.
A good amount of my clinical experience is working with military families (7 yrs) conducting substance abuse counseling/treatment to individuals and couple's. I've worked within the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration system with youth (5 yrs) who have dual diagnosis (ADHD, Substance Abuse...) using Cognitive/Dialectic Behavior Therapy in individual and group sessions.
I have worked for more than 8 years and continue to work with the Family Court system conducting the 4-hour mandated divorce / parenting seminar. Conducted family/individuals/couples counseling as requested along with mediation. I've worked with the DCFS/CPS as an Investigator/Social Worker providing on-going services to families in need.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Norman Edward Dobson now - (360) 890-9311


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Chapman University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 60233014 Washington


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $80
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Military OneSource
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Behavioral Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Family
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adults


  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017
Norman Edward Dobson, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CDP, CPP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lacey

Norman Edward Dobson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CDP, CPP