Kami Kamia Harris, PhD is an experienced clinical psychologist with expertise in psychotherapy, critical incident support/psychological first aid and organisational training. Additionally, she has a special interest in neuroscience research and positive psychology.
She has extensive experience from working for the Department of Defence, private practice and Australian Psychological Society. Her areas of specialization include counselling and assessment, mental health intervention, critical incident response/organisational training as well as advisory/research roles.
Kamia Harris is a licensed psychologist with extensive expertise in mental health care. She has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds, offering support with anxiety, adjustment, stress, depression, critical incident support/psychological first aid, work/relationship issues, grief & loss issues as well as sleep issues and life transitions.
Kamia takes a holistic approach that considers cultural and social determinants of mental health, as well as consulting to community, academic and health leaders on multicultural mental health care provision, multidisciplinary collaborative care and diversity equity and inclusion curriculum development.
She is a clinical member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society. Additionally, she holds memberships in both Applied Neuroscience Society of Australia and is board certified Neurofeedback and Psychology Practitioner. In Yea, her private practice at Your Story Psychology includes regular presentations on psychology-related topics to various audiences. With passion she strives to provide quality mental health services for clients while building capacity and inter-agency effectiveness within rural areas.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Kamia Harris is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Canberra, with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in therapeutic settings. specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety issues, sleep issues and eating issues.
She has a special interest in psychodynamic therapy and solution-focused approaches. She enjoys helping clients build coping skills and resilience to tackle distressing experiences and make positive changes in their lives.
Her specialties include adjustment difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders, major life changes, relationship concerns, sleep difficulties, study stress and work-related stress. She utilizes evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Andcceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
She is also a Board-approved supervisor, offering support to provisional psychologists pursuing full registration and Clinical Psychology Registrars. A member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Clinical Psychology Association and National Council for Family Relations (USA), she provides Medicare services with current AHPRA registration.
Kamia Harris is an Australian psychiatrist with extensive expertise in the mental health industry. Her knowledge and abilities extend to counselling, assessment, critical incident response, organisational training and advisory roles.
She holds a practice endorsement in clinical neuropsychology with an expertise in diagnosing and managing atypical dementias. Currently, she works as a senior clinician at Alfred Health’s Cognitive Decline and Memory Service clinic in Melbourne.
The Government’s Better Access to Psychological Services initiative (Pirkis, Harris, Hall & Ftanou, 2011) has seen the uptake of psychological services increase steadily over time. As a result, clients’ outcomes have improved – such as reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety while fewer referrals to community services or general practitioners. Unfortunately, the Government plans on decreasing the number of psychologists eligible for Medicare rebated services under Better Access; raising concerns about professional mental health services in Australia.
Psychologist in Canberra
Kamia Harris is a psychologist with extensive experience in mental health care across defence, private practice and critical incident response sectors. Her specialties include neuroscience research and mindfulness-based techniques.
She provides a secure and non-judgmental space for her clients to develop insight and reach their objectives. To this end, she draws upon approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as mindfulness-based interventions to provide them with assistance in reaching these milestones.
She is passionate about supporting children and adolescents to enhance their emotional well-being, social skills and academic performance through supportive therapeutic relationships. Her approach is warm and empathic; she collaborates closely with parents to achieve the best results for her clients.