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Dr. Sydney Harris is a post-doctoral fellow who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and depressive disorders. Dr. Harris is also trained in a variety of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma-related disorders, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Motivational Interviewing (MI), suicide and risk assessment, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), smoking cessation, and Gestalt techniques.

Dr. Harris obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Drury University, double majoring in Psychology and Biology and minoring in Global Studies. She worked in a lab researching the psychological and physiological aspects of PTSD while receiving her Master’s in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). She remained at UMSL to receive her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling while working at a private practice administering neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Harris gained experience at multiple clinical rotations during her graduate schooling, including an inpatient forensic hospital, university counseling center, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, and an outpatient psychiatric facility. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at a community mental health center called Compass Health Network where she was elected Chief Intern. Dr. Harris recently received her Psy.D. degree from Kansas City University with a specialization in Health Psychology.

Dr. Harris is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (HSP).

Sydney Harris: About
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