Sandra Harris

LMSW, RCSWI

A native New Yorker with degrees in Exercise Science and Physiology, Sandra first worked in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years as a personal trainer, body builder, and in all other aspects of the industry. During this time, she also earned a BA in Psychology as a single working mom. Compelled to work more deeply with people, Sandra pursued two degrees in Social Work. She graduated Cum Laude, was inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society and Psi Omega Phi Alpha Honor Society, and finished with Advanced Standing. Sandra has worked in substance abuse, mental health, and trauma since 2017.

As an artist who loves to draw and paint, Sandra integrates art into her therapeutic work. Camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, sports, and snowboarding are some of the many things she enjoys with her family and friends. She is most proud of her three children and one grandchild.

Approach & Values

Sandra is trained in EMDR for PTSD, c-PTSD, and other traumas. She has extensive experience working with substance abuse treatment and trauma. Sandra is also a Certified Trauma Therapist (CTT), specializing in deeper trauma work through psychodrama, experiential, Shadow work, and Inner Child work. Sandra does therapeutic healing work for grief and loss as well as family and couples therapy. She is also experienced in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness.

As an out-of-the-box thinker, using creative ways for therapeutic work, Sandra’s deep passion helps people find healing, self-love, connection, and a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Specialties:

  • Addiction, Relapse Prevention, & Recovery
  • Neurobiology of Addiction & Trauma
  • Psychodrama, Internal Family Systems
  • PTSD, c-PTSD, & other Traumas
  • Certified EMDR, NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model)
  • Mindfulness, Intuitive Eating & Body Image
  • Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I &II, OCD
  • Grief, Loss, & Bereavement
  • Cluster B traits: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial
  • Couples, Premarital, Divorce, Separation, & Co-parenting
  • Chem Sex, Sexual Compulsion & Addiction
  • Process Addictions: Gambling, Gaming, Addiction, & Eating

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