|Dr. Ashley Norwood-Strickland|
While Ashley Norwood-Strickland only joined Clinical Psychologists, P.C. in September 2017, her Auburn roots run deep. A native of Montgomery, AL, Ashley grew up attending Auburn games with her family and her love of Auburn and music would lead her to attend Auburn University as an undergraduate. Having been in band since 6th grade, it was a no-brainer for Ashley to join the Auburn University Marching Band and she would go on to become Drum Major in the 2005-2006 season and again for the 2006-2007 season when she was the first female Head Drum Major in the band's history. Although she loves music, psychology was her passion and she graduated from Auburn with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Music in 2007.
After spending time as a group therapist/dorm assistant at the Mt. Meigs Accountability Based Sex Offender Program (ABSOP) from 2007-2009, Ashley went on to attend Mississippi State University to earn her M.S. in Clinical Psychology in 2011. While in Starkville (aka Starkvegas), Ashley completed clinical placements at the Golden Triangle Recovery Center, a community-based intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment center, and at the North Mississippi Medical Center Behavioral Health Center, an inpatient psychiatric unit for adults with serious mental illness. While at MSU, Ashley was involved in research focused on forensic psychology and juror bias in rape cases as well as attachment patterns and disorders in children. Through her work with these diverse populations, Ashley realized that she could synthesize her interests in forensics, attachment, and trauma and came back to Auburn to complete her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University in 2017. While earning her PhD, Ashley completed clinical placements in her focus areas at the Auburn University Psychological Services Center, Mt. Meigs ABSOP Program (treatment and assessment), and the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS). Coming from a long line of decorated war veterans, Ashley considers it a privilege to have concluded her clinical training at an APA approved internship at CAVHCS. Here she completed rotations in Primary Care/Health Psychology, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Chronic Pain/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Psychology, and Military Sexual Trauma.
Following graduation, Ashley quickly obtained licensure and began working part-time as the Mental Health Manager for the ABSOP Program at Mt. Meigs where she currently supervises five doctoral practicum students from Auburn's Clinical Psychology doctoral program in assessment and therapy placements. Additionally, she sees clients at Mt. Meigs and is currently pursuing national certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Ashley has a love for teaching and also serves as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at Auburn.
Ashley is currently on staff at CPPC part-time with plans to move to full-time in fall 2018. She is currently accepting clients and sees school-aged children, adolescents, college students, adults, and couples with a variety of presenting concerns. Ashley specializes in providing evidence-based treatments for trauma (including PTSD, childhood abuse, & sexual assault), anxiety, attachment disorders, mood disorders, chronic pain, and personality disorders, as well as child behavioral problems. Additionally, she provides a variety of assessment services including immigration hardship evaluations, psychosocial evaluations for adoptive parents, and psychoeducational assessments for ADHD and learning disorders.
When she's not at work, Ashley enjoys any and all DIY projects, traveling, cooking, hanging out with her husband and their three labs, and of course, yelling War Eagle!