Melissa is a licensed clinician with extensive experience with anxiety and eating disorders. In addition to speaking with Minding Your Mind since 2015, she co-founded the Center for Hope and Health in 2014 where she is a specialist in evidence-based treatment, primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, she has received specialized training in the most cutting-edge treatments for eating disorders, OCD, and PTSD. She obtained a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University in 2011. Melissa worked as both a primary therapist and treatment team leader over the course of four years at the Renfrew Center. She has also received specialized certification and supervision in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy-Enhanced from the University of Oxford in addition to Prolonged Exposure and Exposure and Response Prevention from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. Melissa has also completed a specialized fellowship in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for a variety of disorders and clinical issues through the University of Pennsylvania at the Center for Cognitive Therapy. Melissa has also been featured on local media including FOX29 to discuss mental health in adolescents as well as depression and suicide. Melissa is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and West Chester University.
Melissa Harrison is based in Philadelphia. In-person speaking engagements beyond 120 miles may require a fee for travel expenses.