Hello, we are Art and Narissa Harris, a married couple who both happen to be professionals in the field of mental health. This is a rare find, if it can be found at all. Not only do we both have a clinical understanding about how relational dynamics work, we also have lived experience of these dynamics. We understand that life is full of relationships and learning how to be in relation to others both in platonic and intimate ways.
Not only do we have an understanding about relational dynamics and how these dynamics can affect the lives of others, we also have an understanding about cultural awareness and the importance of being sensitive to cultural issues. We both bring our clinical experience into the room with the people we teach through our trainings, workshops, consultations, and supervision. Along with our lived experience of racism, discrimination, and oppression; we also have clinical experience and understanding on the affects cultural injustice can have on society and the people who have to function in such a society. Combined, we have 26 years of experience in helping others navigate through society.
Art is a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed by the board of behavioral sciences. He is also a school psychologist credentialed through the California teaching commission. Over the years he has worked in several settings including schools, clinics, community based, and private practice. Art has a passion for connecting with people and helping them navigate through the turbulent waters of life. He has an expertise in helping people who struggle with connecting to the therapy process.
Narissa is also a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed through the board of behavioral sciences. She has worked in school, clinic, community based, and private practice settings. Narissa has a passion for helping others increase their cultural awareness and sensitivity, which she does through providing trainings and workshops. In the therapy room, Narissa values making sure that the clients cultural experience is included in the therapeutic work. Narissa has an expertise in connecting with the people she serves in a raw and unapologetic way. She believes that being her authentic self can help others to bring their full selves into the therapy room or the training room.
If you are interested in working with us feel free to connect with us through the contact us section of our website and let us know what service you are interested in. We look forward to providing you services that consider your culture first!