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MEET...

Norm Gajowiak

MASTERS OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH & ADOLESCENT EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL & ACADEMIC WELLNESS
RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FOR HIS DEDICATION TO YOUTH
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EDUCATED
Norman has an impressive post high-school education. He's earned degrees in Secondary Education & Psychology, with minors in Sociology & Human Services along with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. He completed his graduate education among those at the top of his class, with full honors, and remains in the international honor society for psychology (Psi Chi). He has completed continuing education courses at some of the leading medical schools in the country, all of which are based on the treatment of pediatric & adolescent populations. Norm has also completed the 1.2.3. Magic Trainer's Course, certifying him as a parenting coach & a parenting coach trainer. Finally, Norm is working on finishing a PhD in the intriguing field of Humanistic Science, to cap off his formal education.
EXPERIENCED
Norm tells everybody that it is his life experience that has created the foundation of his high level of success in working with young people.  As a well-known private educator for twelve years, his courses always had a waiting list. While teaching, Norm created his own curriculum and tailored every lesson to students based on their  personal learning styles and strengths. Throughout this time, Norm was also a private educator and mentor to hundreds of middle-schoolers. Upon advancing his interests, then his formal education, he went on to practice as a highly successful and sought-after youth, adolescent and young adult psychologist and  neuropsychology provider. Currently, Norm has found success and personal gratification in mentoring several teen, and young adult artists, athletes and influencers. He spends his free time helping educators, parents, and other adults who work with youth. Norm remains on the part-time faculty of a local community college, teaching dual-enrollment Psychology courses to students in high-school when he is called upon.
 
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Norm & Olympic  Skateboarding Gold Medalist, Yuto Horigome.
Norman has traveled the world from Central America, to Asia, helping kids. On two occasions, he's  lived in a state run orphanage in the Ryazan Region of Russia, sharing his time with parentless kids & teens, creating opportunities for fun; but most importantly, teaching orphans how it feels to be loved, as witnessed by his collection of cards, photos, and letters he’s received from around the globe. Norm was also trained as a “missionary dentist” so he could
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travel across areas of Central America with medical mission teams sponsored by a major hospital/medical system, located in the state of Michigan, to provide free medical and dental services to kids in need from major cities to the poor rural, mountainous coffee plantations of Nicaragua. While there, Norm spent his free-time visiting children staying in dilapidated hospitals every day; playing, drawing and having fun with the young patients. He provided toys to hundreds of sick children. Near and dear to his heart, is a

young baby named Rochella. Norm had the honor of naming her one afternoon, as she was abandoned at the hospital by her impoverished parents. Norm looked forward to seeing this precious baby every day, while visiting the main hospital in Managua. Rochella remains in Norm's heart, and will live there forever.

PASSIONATE
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A group of young demonstrators after a rally speech by Norm, in Washington, DC.

Aside from working directly with young people, Norman has been a strong advocate for youth related issues including mental-health, education, juvenile justice, and the support of parents, teachers, and other adults who work with youth and teens. These causes have led him around the country to meet with lawmakers, various advocacy groups, and even schools to advocate for the same population he serves. In November of 2019, Norm was recognized by the United States House of Representatives for his fierce advocacy for young people. He has met with groups of survivors of the tragic school shootings that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School & Margorie Stoneman Douglas High School, and marched on Washington along side them. Norman truly cares, and his life is focused on creating positive change both in, and for, children & teens.
"Norm is one of the most positive people I know. He cares about the world and does everything in his power to make it a better place." -Chance Hurstfield, 15, Actor, Vancouver BC, Canada
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Heart & Hands
Heart & Hands
Heart & Hands
Heart & Hands
Heart & Hands
Heart & Hands