Nora Balint, LPC-MHSP is a Staff Therapist who serves as the Task Force Leader for the Zero Suicide Initiative at The Refuge Center, and is a Certified Instructor for the QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training program. She obtained her masters degree in counseling from Georgia State University, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.  Nora is a member of the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and is an exam writer for, a Continuing Education resource for counselors.

Nora believes that people are capable of amazing growth and positive change, leading to a rich and fulfilling life.  She is honored to be able to walk through this process with her clients, offering support and encouragement along the way, and helping them identify and utilize the strengths and resources that are uniquely available to them as they work towards their goals.  Nora believes that we all live and breathe in community with each other.  We each have our own individual tendencies, needs, preferences, personalities, gifts, and weaknesses.  But all of these factors are also influenced by the family, social, and occupational groups to which we belong.

Nora uses a Family Systems perspective and developmental psychology to help couples, families, and individuals understand and navigate the complexities of their relationships. She has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, DART, Virtual Reality Therapy, EX/RP, CAMS, QPR, and ASIST. Some of her areas of focus include chronic illness, parenting, relationship issues, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, LGBTQIA+, gender identity, life transitions, hoarding, and peer relationships.