Dr. Dana Harron is our founder and director. She currently splits her time between supervision, writing, speaking engagements and direct clinical care.
Dr. Harron values therapy relationships that are highly collaborative and active, striking balance between deep understanding and real change. To that end, she integrates approaches such as psychodynami/psychoanalytic thinking, attachment based psychotherapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy as the situation seems to need. She loves questioning assumptions and playing with metaphors, and often assigns homework so that healing is not contained to the therapy hour.
Writing & Speaking
Dr. Harron is the author of Loving Someone: Understanding, Supporting and Connecting with Your Partner, a practical guide for loved ones of people struggling with food. She is also pleased to be a featured expert blogger for Psychology Today.
One of Dr. Harron’s greatest joys is speaking to community organizations, schools and companies, and currently she does not charge a fee for this opportunity. Previous topics have included mental health in the medical setting, mindfulness, identifying eating disorders in your organization, treating eating disorders and working with teenagers.
As a generalist practitioner, Dr. Harron works with all types of problem areas. However, there are certain practice areas in which she has particular interest and expertise including:
- childhood emotional neglect
- complex post-traumatic stress disorder
- couples counseling
- dream work
- eating disorders
- preemie & NICU support
- American Psychological Association
- Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Academy for Eating Disorders
- International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals