Meet Dr. Earta Norwood

My style is warm, non-judgmental, and flexible. My approach is informed by my cultural background and the people I crossed paths with while living in three countries and across two continents. It is also informed by my research and my constant study of the latest developments and findings on diagnosing and treating behavioral, cognitive, and emotional distress.

I like to describe therapy as a process with three stages: acknowledge, strategize, accomplish. Our dialogue will help you identify the challenges you are facing, the resources you have, and the capabilities you need to develop. We will next lay out a treatment plan and start developing and practicing the strategies and coping skills you need.  Ultimately, our goal will be be to create a path forward so you can accomplish your vision with focus and confidence.  

I received my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park. I completed my clinical internship at the University of Virginia. My research focused on behavioral, cognitive, and emotional symptoms of anxiety, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. During my graduate training, I worked with clients diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. I worked with students, military personnel, veterans, and individuals from the LGBT+ community. My approach to therapy was enriched by a range of solution-focused behavioral and cognitive approaches. During my internship, I focused on developing an integrated style that centers on tailoring treatments to fit clients’ needs.

I am intimately familiar with the military life common to the D.C. area.  For the four years between my master’s degree and doctorate, I dedicated my full attention to my family as my husband trained and deployed with the United States Army. Being close to military posts allowed me to do clinical and research work focused on the mental health of the military personnel. I volunteered as a therapist with the Chaplains at Fort Benning and Fort Huachuca. During our time at Fort Campbell, I worked with researchers at Vanderbilt University on projects focusing on the Post Deployment Health Reassessment program with the Army and the PTSD treatment programs at the Nashville Veterans' Administration. My clinical work during the years on military posts shaped the direction of my career in clinical psychology. My experiences equipped me with a deeper understanding of the importance of therapy in helping you to find meaning and relief.

License Information

Licensed Clinical Psychologist,
Board of Psychology, Commonwealth of Virginia
License Number: 0810005458


Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Pre-Doctoral Internship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
M.S. in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo

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