Earta  Norwood

Earta Norwood

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Alexandria and Online Therapy (NJ and VA) practices (updated April 17, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Identity development
  • Career counseling
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Dr. Earta Norwood is a Clinical Psychologist who sees individuals living in VA via video sessions. She specializes in anxiety, depression, identity development, relationships, trauma, and working with women and young adults who are navigating trying to find their way in their careers and/or need support in learning how to advocate for themselves. She sees teens 15 and older along with adults across the lifespan. She speaks English, Polish, Albanian, and Italian.

Having received training in both behavioral and insight-oriented therapies, Dr. Norwood is able to seamlessly blend together treatment approaches to offer her clients an individualized plan that takes into account their specific concerns and goals. When working with a client with anxiety, she typically starts with behavioral strategies before moving into emotional work that explores how past experiences have influenced who they are today.

Dr. Norwood’s style is warm, non-judgmental, and flexible. Having lived in three countries on two continents, she experienced a wide range of cultural backgrounds and uses those experiences in therapy. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland College Park and completed her clinical internship at the University of Virginia. Her research focused on the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of anxiety and disorders that often accompany it. She looks forward to meeting you and working with your schedule.

Message to clients

I use video therapy to empower your ability for self-care, because your time is the most precious commodity and sitting in traffic just isn't very conducive to finding meaning and relief.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

General expertise


Earta Norwood is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Norwood can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Alexandria practice

324 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Mon 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Tue 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Wed 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Thu 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Fri 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online therapy (New Jersey) practice
  • Mon 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Tue 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Wed 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Thu 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Fri 7:00am-2:30pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private practice, 2016 -Present
University of Virginia Counseling Center, 2014 - 2015
University of Maryland College Park, 2007 - 2015
Vanderbilt University, 2005 - 2007
Brigham Young University, 1999 - 2003
University of Warsaw, 1995 - 1999


  • Albanian
  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish