Erica T. Harris, Ph.D. Psychologist
Dr. Harris earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University. She completed her doctoral internship at Long Beach Reach, a dual-diagnosis substance use and co-occurring disorders outpatient treatment center. She holds a permit to practice as a psychologist in New York State.
Dr. Harris’ approach is integrative, grounded in a contemporary psychodynamic framework and utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) when indicated. With the therapeutic alliance in mind, Dr. Harris follows a collaborative approach. Some of the most rewarding aspects of Dr. Harris’ work involve accurately assessing her patients’ strengths, share that information, and assist them in realizing how to implement that strength in a positive and productive way. Dr. Harris uses humor and metaphor in session and welcomes her patients to engage in this conversational framework.
In addition to treating anxiety and depression, Dr. Harris’ professional areas of focus include romantic relationship conflicts, identity struggles, personality difficulties, life-transitions, trauma, substance use, grief, loss, disordered eating, and chronic medical illness.
Dr. Harris has specialized training in individual, couples and group therapy, as well as, psychological and neuropsychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. From her training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Harris has specialized training in neuropsychological assessment of cognitive ability in adolescents and adults in the context of various cancers.