Transformationz, Inc.

"Dare To Believe!"

Lanetia Norris, LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, CCS-M
Motivational Speaker

Lanetia Norris has been in practice since 1988. She has worked extensively in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Ms. Norris has provided individual, group, marriage and family therapy in the private and public sectors. Ms. Norris received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and her Bachelors Degree of Social Work from the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating Summa Cum Laud.

Ms. Norris is currently the Program Manager of SHAR INC. She is a licensed certified social worker, a certified pathological gambling counselor and a certified addictions counselor in the State of Michigan. She has extensive and diversified expertise in addictions and prevention counseling.

Additionally, Ms. Norris possesses a working knowledge and expertise in co-occurring disorders and all areas of mental illness. She also has extensive clinical and managerial expertise in providing counseling and treatment intervention for people who are at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Ms. Norris is knowledgeable in the application/benefits of buprenorphine and suboxone for treatment of opiate dependency.

However, Ms. Norris love is motivational speaking. She has been inspiring people all her life with words of wisdom and encouragement. Having personally been knocked down by life’s circumstances and having the courage and ability to get up has been her strong suit. Sharing her story with others has been her crowing achievement because it inspires others to believe that change is possible, if only they dare to believe.


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependency (NCADD)
Detroit Recovery Project
Community Mental Health
Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)
Institute of Population Health
Therapeutic Communities of America (TCA)
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Value Options
Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO)
Wayne State Alumnus
University of Detroit Mercy Alumnus
NASW / Help Pro
Wayne County Mental Health Authority
Team Mental Health


Licensed Master Social Worker (Clinical & MACRO)
Certified Pathological Gambling Counselor
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Internationally Certified Advance Addiction & Drug Counselor