Josephine Harris, M.S.

U.S. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Josephine Harris is a registered U.S. Psychological Intern and is working towards her Ph.D. at Walden University in the U.S. She was born and raised in Georgia and lived in different regions of America including Colorado, Hawaii, California, Florida, South Carolina, and Mississippi.

I enjoy reading romantic novels and the Monitor on Psychology. I also enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultural backgrounds. I recently visited Japan and Thailand. I also explored the Bahamas, China, Africa, and Jamaica and now I am in wonderful Korea!

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She has a Masters degree in General Psychology and a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Phoenix University. She works to empower individuals and families to overcome personal obstacles to improving their communication and relationships.

She also facilitates groups in multiple areas and encourages individuals to find their own solutions to problems. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, Josephine has worked with over 150 individuals and families since 2002 in the mental health field. She is a member of various mental health organizations and has particular expertise in child/adult ADHD and workplace performance, substance abuse and addiction, domestic violence training, and depression. She offers an integrative approach that centers on cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT).

Education

  • PhD: Walden University (Student of PhD, Counseling Psychology)
  • MS: University of Phoenix (General Psychology)
  • BA: University of Phoenix (Criminal Justice Administration)

Certifications

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Colorado, USA)
  • Certified Addiction Counselor II, ACB (Colorado, USA)
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Confidential Victim Advocate (The Colorado School of Family Therapy)
  • Trauma Informed Care for Diverse Population (The Colorado School of Family Therapy)

My therapy approach is Integrative Psychotherapy. Within this approach, I will help you to integrate yourself: to bring back to awareness the sensations, the responses, the abilities, the hopes and the thoughts, and doubts and desires that were put off and hidden as a result of acute/cumulative trauma. I see this method as potentially helping you become whole again, with full access to all that you are and may become.

I also center this method on Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) in which I will sustain a therapeutic alliance with you while seeking to help you to engage more effectively with your environment by decreasing negative behaviors and increasing positive behaviors.I will teach you the skills that will help you to untangle self-perpetuating vicious cycles between your environment, cognition, emotion, behavior, and physiology so that you can unlearn what is dysfunctional and learn new, more functional, techniques.Additionally, I will help you to gain an understanding of the sources of your difficulties, as well as increase resistance to relapse through decreasing the influence of maladaptive behaviors. I will also help you achieve a greater understanding of yourself as an individual, incorporating whatever views you find helpful, whether philosophical, cultural, scientific, existential, or spiritual. 

I also integrate Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help facilitate and engage intrinsic motivation within yourself in order to change that behavior. In addition, I integrate Group Therapy, as well, to help you learn to communicate more clearly and effectively with others in the group context. Group Therapy offers you the opportunity to interact with others with similar issues in a safe, supportive environment.