About the Author

Robin R. Norris, Ph.D., LMFT

Robin Raniero Norris holds a Ph.D. from Capella University in Counselor Education and Supervision and is a Boston College graduate with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Her advanced studies have focused on animal therapies and pet loss in the field of counseling. Robin’s time growing up on the New Jersey Shore, as well as on both coasts of the United States and in the United Kingdom, has lead her to become a Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Virginia.

Robin’s specialties include giftedness, the autistic spectrum, bariatric consulting, pet loss, animal assistants, couples, and the psychology of food. Her current position as the student development chair of the Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors enables Robin to share all the wisdom she has gained from others to students interested in counseling and psychology. Robin has published numerous articles and has been a presenter and news guest as an expert in her field. Robin Norris’s web site is at www.windwardoptimalhealth.com.