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Women and girls face enormous pressure to be “perfect.” This pressure often creates feelings of anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty connecting with others and blocks in creativity and passion.

Meet Dr. Sam Harris

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My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that emotional well-being
develops within the context of supportive and positive relationships. With a focus
on collaboration, I seek to create a safe and non-judgmental environment that
allows for a deepened sense of connection to oneself and others. Engaging in the
therapeutic process often leads to an expanded capacity to draw upon internal
resources to manage strong emotions and navigate complex relationships. I view
my role in this process as both a guide and a witness, and I tailor treatment to the
unique concerns, needs, and backgrounds of my individual clients.


I work with kids, adolescents, and emerging adults, specializing in the treatment of

  • anxiety

  • eating, and body image concerns.

  • LGBTQIA+ youth 
    incluing transgender and gender expansive youth receiving

gender-affirming medical care, as well as their families.

 

I am currently a psychological associate (PSB 94026479) working under the supervision of Dr. Deanie as I complete requirements for licensure as a clinical psychologist.

Education and Training:

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley (APA-

accredited)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Counseling and

Psychological Services

  • Doctoral Internship at University of California, Riverside, Counseling and

Psychological Services (APA-accredited)

  • B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz, Magna Cum Laude

 

Nuts and Bolts:​

  •  I offer in-person and virtual sessions

  • I offer a 10 minute free phone consultation to see if I may be a good fit for

you or your child.

  •  I offer weekend and after school appointments.

  • My fee is $175 for adults and $195 for children.

  • I do not accept insurance. For those with out-of-network coverage, I can

provide a superbill to receive reimbursement from your insurance provider.

  •  I provide a sliding scale on a case by case basis.

 

To set up a complimentary 10 minute phone consultation, see below:

 

 

 

 

Tel. 424.257.3892 | drsam@drdeanie.com