3 Years Exp
3 Years Exp
Hello. My name is Ebony Harrison. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 5 years of experience working with diverse populations in various settings such as community work, private practice, and hospital work. I work mostly with anxiety, grief, death/dying, and trauma. I enjoy helping people who may be overwhelmed with life due to various stressors. I work in tandem with my clients to create care focused on centering the client’s experience. That, combined with providing perspective and healthily challenging clients, allows for a safe and supportive environment conducive to growth. I use a holistic mind-body-spirit approach that includes mindfulness and somatic therapy techniques to increase distress tolerance and equip clients in being able to manage hard things. No matter what you may be struggling with, I’m here to aid you in your journey. Therapy can be uncomfortable and jarring. I try to create a comfortable environment that allows for healing, growth, and positive change. I hope that we can start working together to foster the change you may be seeking!
I had a client who presented with intense work-related anxiety that was seeping into her personal life. We worked very closely together to minimize and manage the work-related anxiety. This, in turn, translated into the client developing more assertive communication at work and greater enjoyment of life outside of work.
While I would like to emphasize that every person’s therapeutic experience is unique, I will say that clients usually emerge as more confident and open to life’s adversities. I utilize a jargon-free safe space to allow the client to develop their strengths and resiliencies in a way that both supports and challenges them.
I like to get a snapshot of the client and their needs during the first session. I also allow clients to see who I am in order for them to assess their level of comfortability with me prior to us working together.
Life can be isolating and difficult at times. It can be hard for family or friends to nonjudgmentally support us even with the best intentions. Those understandings are what continue to motivate me to be a therapist as it allows me to support others in a nonjudgmental and helpful space.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I use a supportive, holistic, compassionate, and empowering counseling style. As a clinician, my approach uses feminist, dialectical behavioral, person-centered, and existential counseling modalities to help clients create the change they need. I try to find the balance between the past and the present to identify avenues to make lasting change within a client’s life and mind. I want to make sure clients feel empowered to handle their past, present, and future lives. I am excited to walk on this journey with you!
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I like to balance evidence-based therapeutic techniques like those found in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing with techniques found in Somatic Therapy and Feminist Therapy. I tend to utilize Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy to aid clients in enacting change. While I may be seen as the therapeutic expert in context to session, I wholeheartedly believe that clients are the experts in themselves and their own lived experiences.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I have worked with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and veteran populations in individual and group therapy. Clients have come to me with a vast range of concerns to include anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, disordered eating, social/employment anxiety, grief, death/dying, and mood disorders. While I have a bevy of knowledge and experience working with diverse groups, my focus is on young adult to older adult women experiencing different life concerns.