Dr. Eva Harris received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University. She completed her predoctoral residency with the Northern California VA Healthcare System, where she focused on the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorder, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, and anxiety and mood disorders.
Dr. Harris has specialized experience in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and PTSD. Dr. Harris trained at the McLean OCD Institute of Houston providing short-term CBT for clients presenting with obsessive-compulsive, anxiety, and trauma and stressor-related disorders in the residential and intensive outpatient program. Dr. Harris trained for two years at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and has advanced training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.
Dr. Harris has conducted research on the measurement and treatment of PTSD, OCD, anxiety, and depression. She has co-authored several articles and presented research findings at conferences on these topics. Her research interests broadly concern transdiagnostic mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of fear-based disorders.
Dr. Harris uses a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to build strong relationships with her clients. Dr. Harris believes in the importance of evidence-based treatment. She primarily provides CBT but also incorporates techniques from other evidence-based treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Dr. Harris works collaboratively with clients to develop appropriate treatment plans and goals, and she provides the tools and support they need to reach those goals.