Marissa Norman, Psy.D ., is a Postdoctoral Fellow holding a M.S., in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. Considering each athlete’s individualistic needs, Marissa aims to help them reach their full potential both in athletics and in their personal lives.
Experience, Education, and Training
Marissa is from South Kingstown, RI and earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology (B.A.) from the University of Rhode Island with minors in both Kinesiology and Sociology. She earned a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Barry University in Miami, FL. In order to meet the holistic needs of athletes, Marissa pursued a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at William James College in Newton, MA. During her education, Marissa had the opportunity to work with various athletes, both individually and as a team, on achieving their full potential of athletic performance through mental skills training. In addition to working with college athletes, Marissa held an internship at Evert Tennis Academy and has privately worked with semiprofessional athletes. At William James College, Marissa had the opportunity to work in a public school setting providing neuropsychological testing and counseling to students. She also worked at the Arbour-Fuller Hospital providing treatment and case management in a dual diagnostic unit. An American Psychological Association (APA) internship provided Marissa with the opportunity to work at Roger Williams University where she provided therapy, career counseling, and neuropsychological testing to students. Additionally during this time, Marissa provided performance enhancement through mental skills training with high school sport teams, figure skaters and collegiate athletes at the DI and DIII level.
Marissa was a walk-on track and field sprinter and high jumper at the University of Rhode Island. As a freshman athlete she became intrigued by the pentathlon/heptathlon. During her sophomore year she altered her training and focus to these events which led to a scholarship and three A-10 Championship titles. In Marissa’s senior year she was elected as captain of the track and field team. Throughout her high school career, Marissa was a three-sport athlete competing in basketball, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.
License and Certifications
Marissa is currently working towards licensure as a psychologist (LP) in Minnesota and her certification for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP-CC).
Pollack, M.H., & Norman, M. (2016). We All Start Somewhere. In Cremades J.G., & Tashman, L (Eds.). Global practices and training in applied sport, exercise, and performance psychology: A case study approach (pp. 13-20). New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.