Dr. Janel Harris is a licensed clinical psychologist with many years of experience assisting individuals, couples, families, and groups. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University. In addition to her years of clinical experience, Dr. Harris also worked as a Research Scientist for the Family Health Division of the Minnesota Department of Health and as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In her current practice with Psychology Specialists, Dr. Harris offers treatment for adults, adolescents, and geriatric patients. Her primary treatment interests focus on Health Psychology applications for chronic pain, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, morbid obesity, eating disorders, behavior modification for weight loss, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Dr. Harris utilizes Cognitive Therapies, Self-Control Techniques, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Problem Solving Approaches to assist patients in meeting their mental and physical health goals. As a component of her work with behavior modification for weight loss, Dr. Harris incorporates the DASH diet program to support healthy weight goals and maintenance. Additionally, Dr. Harris offers therapy for anxiety, anger, depression, grief, and loss.
To assist in the diagnostic process as well as to inform treatment, Dr. Harris provides a range of psychological evaluations for adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients, including pre-surgical evaluations.
Overall, Dr. Harris helps individuals adjust to life and health changes and improve personal and social relationships.