LMFT, MA – THERAPIST
Flora Harris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 52157) with a B.A. in Business Management from University of Phoenix and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University. Flora’s passion is to help adults, couples and teens resolve troubling thoughts that lead to challenging feelings like fear, anxiety and guilt, as these are the emotions that negatively impact how people live their lives.
Flora creates a supportive environment where clients feel safe and free to express the worries, fears and barriers that have interfered with achieving their life goals. Ms. Harris helps her clients improve self-esteem, strengthen relational bonds, as well as improve emotional self-control and listening skills.
Using a collaborative approach, Flora assists her clients with resolving unhealthy family and social relationships. She helps her clients identify and see the underlying causes of negative relationship patterns and teaches them skills to replace unhealthy behaviors with positive ones.
She is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches that help clients meet their mental health, relationship and life goals. This includes IMAGO Therapy, a style of relationship therapy designed to help conflict within relationships become opportunities for healing and growth. She’s also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which helps clients eliminate bad thoughts and habits and replace them with more productive ones. Additionally, Ms. Harris has been trained in Trauma-Focused CBT(TF-CBT), a therapeutic approach that helps children, adolescents, and adults overcome trauma-related difficulties. Flora’s also certified in Depression Treatment Quality Improvement (DTQI), which helps people manage depression, and Seeking Safety, which is for clients struggling with addiction and trauma.
Flora takes a unique approach with each client to ensure her treatment plan meets their specific needs. As a trained mindfulness practitioner, she often infuses mindfulness tools in her sessions so clients can integrate them into everyday life.
Prior to her work with K&S, Flora worked in several community mental health agencies providing therapy and administrative management for disadvantaged communities. She began her career in corporate America working for companies like Citibank. Where her interest in becoming a therapist began as a result of experiencing the emotional challenges inherent to employees of corporate institutions.