Louise Harris, LMHC
As a skilled listener I have worked particularly with persons impacted by autism spectrum disorders. I use multitude treatment approaches to assess the needs of child, adolescent, family. Mental health symptoms like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and mood instability are closely monitored. Assessments involve all available sources of information, doctors, schools, parent report. Complex systems coordination may be necessary. I have experience coordinating within multiple disciplines, sometimes referred to as wraparound service teams. Many times the family may need to learn of public sector assistance and have the best opportunity for help with the least restrictive alternative. My 15+ years of working with this population has prepared me to develop intensive behavioral interventions. I consult regularly with a team of specialists and make meaningful referrals as needed.
I also have training and provide Reflective Parenting. This is an evidence based intervention which is psychodynamic in nature. Parents are taught the skill of metallization as they learn to “hold their child’s mind in their mind”. This reduces the distress cycle so often present in close relationships with a child on the spectrum. As distress is diminished behavior is improved!
Trainings and certifications:
Certified Gottman Educator 2005 to present: Gottman Educator of the The Year, 2010.
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Initial Workshop, 2006
Reflective Parenting Specialist, 2007 to present
Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, 2007 to present, level one and level two.
WAC approved clinical supervisor for LMHC candidates
Other Areas of Expertise: Hospice, Enneagram, Suicide Prevention (Living Works), Filial Play Therapy, Addicted Families, Bringing Baby Home (trademark), Infant Massage
Having been a licensed mental health counselor for 17, years my approach to therapy involves listening carefully to your story with an ear toward themes and patterns. Together we gain insight about your past which will help you develop new coping strategies to improve your well being and relationships.
Feel free to phone me for a brief conversation to help you get started.
- New Parents
- Adjusting To Parenthood
- Reflective Parenting
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
|Insurance:||Premera, BCBS, Regence, Beacon Health, Kaiser Permanente, First Choice, MHN|