About Me

Dr. Robin Norris
Dr. Robin Raniero Norris

Windward Optimal Health started because I am passionate about helping others achieve the life they want to create.  After becoming a family therapist and racing sailboats throughout the world,  I decided to combine the knowledge I gained from being a scholar and an athlete.  Knowing that life is about always learning, exploring, sharing, and connecting, I am on a quest to the get people to a more settled place in their lives.

I hold a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University and have a MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Marriage and Family Therapist – License Virginia 0717001193/ California 41187/ Telehealth only Florida TPMF14.

I enjoy working with male industry leaders and couples around finances, trauma, loss, self exploration and communication.

Having grow up on an Island at the New Jersey Shore as well as having lived on both coasts of the United States and in the United Kingdom, I have had the privilege of meeting with a broad range of clients from many cultures and social structures.

I believe in the tremendous connection between humans and animals and the ability to heal with them together.  As a community resource, I have provided aftercare support for families from the Steve Harvey and Hoarders shows and was interviewed by ABC news on the topic of pet loss.

I continue to enjoy my work also as an adjunct professor for the Counseling department at William and Mary and the Human Services department at Old Dominion University teaching graduate and undergraduate classes such as Crisis management, Ethics, and Field Observation.

Kind Words

Robin Norris has been a great resource to the Vertical Rock community. Her positive attitude and creative thinking fits right in for the mental and physical challenges of the sport of rock climbing.
Ian Colton


My name is Michael Williams, I am a freelance graphic designer and owner of Williams Realty, a residential real estate brokerage in Northern Virginia. I have known Robin Norris for more than fifteen years. Robin has always impressed me with her positive attitude, tireless dedication to professional and personal development, and strong character guided by an unshakable ethical foundation. I would highly recommend Robin and her company to anyone looking for a steady hand to help in guiding their life decisions.


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