Dr. J. Harrison (she/her)

M.S., Psy.D

I am a Black female therapist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology specializing in working with marginalized and underserved communities.

Post-Doctoral Fellow in ,
Supervised by Rebecca Flegner, Psy.D #3290-57

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group
  • Medication Management

About My Clients

I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth. I enjoy and value the opportunity to work with individuals of different ethnic groups, religion, sexual orientation, and gender. My doctoral training has provided me with a good balance of assessment, evidence-based therapy, and crisis intervention. I have significant experience engaging in trauma therapy while working with Black and POC clients. I look forward to helping you develop tools to manage your maladaptive stressors.

My Background and Approach

An individual’s perception, memories, and thoughts can become distorted in a variety of adaptive and maladaptive ways. The maladaptive ways may participate in processing information and influencing behavior. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), these biased perceptions are referred to as cognitive distortions or unhelpful thinking styles. Negative or maladaptive distortions typically become the focus of therapy. It also emphasizes the use of cognitive restructuring, the development of social problem solving capacities, and the acquisition of behavioral skills in resolving said problems. A primary goal in treatment is to let the client manifest their negative and unhelpful thoughts while assisting them in recognizing the impact these negative and unhelpful thoughts have on their lives. They may even benefit from not only identifying said distortions or thoughts, but labeling them as well.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe being a good therapist means knowing when it is the right time to push or challenge the client and when to step back. Accountability is important ... but support is vital! I think the main reason we develop mental health issues is because they are unhealthy learned behaviors that we have picked up along the way. Which means that I think you can unlearn the faulty behaviors and replace them with healthy ones. As always, your life matters.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Islam

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 175/session

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