National Association Of Professional Women Inducts Noor Pinna, PROS Therapist/Therapist/Adjunct Professor, Into Its VIP Professional Woman Of The Year Circle

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Noor Pina is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Noor into this exceptional group of professional women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Noor Pinna as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Noor into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets.”

Noor Pinna has always had a passion for helping others and alleviating their pain. “At first, I thought I would go into the medical field but a different course was meant for me,” she said. “I ended up majoring in psychology with a minor in art therapy.” During college, Ms. Pinna was inspired by a professor’s dedication and once she started working in the field, she became inspired by her clients. “It was the change that blossomed within them that made me feel that this field was where I belonged,” she said.

As a PROS Therapist at ACCESS:Supports for Living, Ms. Pinna manages a revolving caseload of 15-20. She works with the schizophrenic, bipolar disorders, schizoaffective, depression and substance abuse populations, and runs various groups and individual therapy. She also provides and collaborates with outside provides.

In her own practice Noor Pinna Therapy, Ms. Pinna counsels families, parents and individuals. “I work with parents to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and teach clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills utilizing cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies,” she explained.

In addition to her full-time work and her private practice, Ms. Pinna shares her knowledge and expertise with students as an Adjunct Professor at Mount Saint Mary College. She also provides consulting services to companies in the areas of crisis management and communication skills. “I provide companies with the real-world strategies on fundamental issues facing professionals working in the industry today such as cultural competency, compassion fatigue and trauma informed care,” said Ms. Pinna.

Because she doesn’t provide “cookie-cutter approaches” to problem solving, Ms. Pinna is challenged to always stay relevant when it comes to the newest research. Her reward is “helping my clients connect and uncover their inner path to help them overcome their struggles and make the connections where they can visibly see the changes.” For her future goals, Ms. Pinna hopes to “consult organizations and agencies to work on compassion fatigue and wellness for their employees and expand the conversation on cultural competence and how to help organizations to help the cultural diverse clients.”

Awards & Accomplishments: M.S., Capella University, Psychology

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