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Ashley Norwood-Strickland

An emerging leader in the field of psychological services, Ashley Norwood-Strickland, PhD, thrives in multiple positions. Since 2023, she has served as a licensed clinical psychologist with Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, having also worked in a part-time capacity with Anderson, Arnold and Partners, LLP in Iowa beginning in 2020. Further, Dr. Norwood-Strickland has owned Integrative Psychological Services since 2019, has served as a part-time licensed clinical psychologist with Clinical Psychologists, P.C. since 2017, and has been the mental health manager of the Accountability Based Sex Offender Program with the Department of Youth Services since 2017. Alongside these appointments, she is an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Iowa and Auburn University, having served as the philanthropy chairperson at the Auburn University Young Alumni Council since 2023.

Impressively, Dr. Norwood-Strickland trains medical residents and works in collaboration with them on case consultations in the family medicine residency clinic as well as in a juvenile detention facility to provide trauma-informed therapeutic practice through supervising doctoral students. As a psychologist with Anderson, Arnold and Partners, Dr. Norwood-Strickland performs telehealth appointments, sees clients for individual therapy, conducts psychological assessments and learning evaluations, and evaluates clients for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

For her academic preparation, Dr. Norwood-Strickland attended Auburn University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2007. From there, she received her Master of Science in clinical psychology from Mississippi State University in 2011 and Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 2017. Following the receipt of her degrees, Dr. Norwood-Strickland completed a postdoctoral master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2021. She also underwent an internship and residency at the Central Alabama VA Medical Center in Tuskegee, Alabama. Dr. Norwood-Strickland is a certified executive coach through the Center for Executive Coaching and has served as a licensed psychologist in the states of Iowa, Alabama, and Mississippi. She is professionally credentialed through the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Staying aware of developments in her field while serving as an authority herself, Dr. Norwood-Strickland maintains affiliations with numerous industry-specific organizations. A president of the Alabama Psychological Association, she has also been a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Prescribing Psychology, and the Society for Health Psychology. Likewise, she is a member of Psychologists in Independent Practice.

To account for her success, Dr. Norwood-Strickland credits the immeasurable influence of her parents, who worked diligently to succeed in their own endeavors while helping to provide her with a steady educational foundation. Similarly, she is propelled forward by her own motivation to make her parents proud. Having initially developed an interest in rural health care as a young adult, Dr. Norwood-Strickland was introduced to veterans’ services by her father, a Vietnam War veteran, and she established a strong connection with the Tuskegee VA Medical Center during her collegiate studies. As such, the experiences she cultivated during those years ignited her passion for aiding underserved communities, particularly veterans and individuals living in rural areas. In addition, Dr. Norwood-Strickland possesses an abiding passion for education and has always desired to prepare the next generation of health care providers to cater to the needs of vulnerable groups.

Pondering the future, Dr. Norwood-Strickland aims to elevate the status of psychological services in the state of Alabama and help get Alabama prescribing rights as a state. Additionally, she would like to expand therapy and assessment services within the communities where she works. Notably, she is meeting with federal and state representatives to work on grants and receive additional funding for community programs that will help veterans and other individuals in marginalized populations.


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