Dr. Katina Harris, Ph.D.
Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Harris is a Clinical Psychologist. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration (with a focus on e-commerce) from Vance-Granville Community College, in Henderson, North Carolina. Dr. Harris was born and raised in North Carolina and has lived in Texas for nearly ten years.
Dr. Harris has gained experience from a variety of professional environments—each of which have prepared her to be a compassionate and well-rounded psychologist. She has experience working with schools, rural populations, and faith-based communities. Dr. Harris has also gained experience conducting research and administering psychological evaluations by working in several nonprofit and community settings. In these settings, Dr. Harris has facilitated women’s groups, provided dropout prevention interventions, conducted neuropsychological evaluations, and provided therapeutic services. She has provided short- and long-term counseling to individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, grief, childhood trauma, and relationship problems. In addition to assisting college students, Dr. Harris has worked with young children, adolescents, couples, juvenile delinquents, legal diversion program participants, and youth involved with the foster care system.
Dr. Harris’ work experience and passion to help others have enabled her to connect with clients, yielding positive outcomes and progress. In addition to providing neuropsychological testing to rule out Autism and ADHD, Dr. Harris specializes in treating depression, anxiety disorders, grief, and relational issues. She takes an integrated approach and collaborates with her clients to individualize care. Her clinical style is influenced by Cognitive Behavior Therapy and insight-oriented techniques. She uses strength-based, evidenced-based approaches to provide psychoeducation and help clients shift dynamics to create change.
Dr. Harris believes thoughts influence behavior, and changing one has the potential to change the other. She believes clients have the power within themselves to see the change they desire- clients may simply need help realizing it. She also believes seeking help is an honorable act. Therapy with Dr. Harris just might be the help clients have been seeking. Dr. Harris challenges her clients while offering support and guidance. She considers it an honor to support clients in their journey for change.
Outside of work Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with family and grandchildren, reading, crocheting, cooking, volunteering in her community, and exploring new places with her husband.