Shaywanna Harris, PhD
Supervised By Tammy Fisher, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
As we navigate life, we have experiences that shape how we view ourselves and others.
Sometimes these experiences and our circumstances become overwhelming and we need help
straightening things out to see things clearly. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I support and
empower my individual, couple, and family clients by embarking with them on a journey of
discovery to explore how small changes in patterns of thought and behaviors may be helpful in
alleviating them from their feelings of being “stuck.”
I provide trauma focused therapy to individuals, couples, and families experiencing chronic
stress. Because stress and trauma have physiological as well as psychological impacts, I integrate
principles of neuroscience and biology into therapy to explain physiological aspects of behaviors
as they relate to trauma and interpersonal relationships. Trauma can exist as the response to
many different types of experiences. It is especially important for me to validate and honor my
clients’ experiences with race-based trauma as well. I approach my work with each of my clients
understanding and acknowledging the differences that exist between us, knowing my client is the
expert on their life and experiences.
Unforeseen circumstances have put us all in a state of chaos. An effective therapeutic
relationship can help you to work to regain control of the things you can, while extending
yourself grace for the things you can’t.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hampton University, my Master’s degree
in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron, and my Doctorate of Philosophy
(PhD) from the University of Central Florida in Counselor Education. I also work as a professor
of Professional Counseling at Texas State University, where I teach Master’s level student’s how
to be counselors!
- Adult Individuals
- Trauma and Race Based Traumatic Stress
Areas of Expertise:
- Communication issues
- Traumatic and/or life changing events
- $125 Individual
- $140 Couples / Families
If you are ready to start creating the relationship and life you want, click below to request an appointment