Mind-Body Medicine

Patrick Harris, PhD, LPC

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. -Brian O'Driscoll
Patrick Harris, PhD, LPC

Available for In-Person Sessions & Teletherapy

I have spent most of my adult life gaining experience, studying in higher ed, and taking every opportunity to grow as a clinician. My experiences working with people across the lifespan has left me with a unique clinical perspective, and the understanding that nothing happens in a vacuum. My style is rooted in solution focused strategies that are guided by non-judgmental exploration and emotional processing. That being said, I am not the all-knowing expert in the room. You have lived your life and all its experiences, so you are the expert of your situation. You are the driver holding the steering wheel, I am simply the informed passenger holding one of many roadmaps that can help guide you to your goals. This lens is called person centered care, and it is my default approach to any problems or ailments clients bring in.

My theoretical perspective is informed by the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, known more commonly as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My PhD work in mind-body medicine guides my holistic and integrated approach to seeking out meaningful strategies to help address even the most invasive of symptoms you may be experiencing. As I stated above, nothing happens in a vacuum, and that includes thoughts or emotions we carry with us. Our mental state impacts our physiology and vice versa, so it is imperative to take a look at the whole self to find sustainable change on your healing journey.

Ever since my time at the Gesundheit! Institute, it has been my mission to teach everyone that will listen that mental health is about finding what makes you happy and spreading that joy no matter what the circumstances. My theoretical orientation of humor therapy is not only evidenced based, but is also an empirically supported intervention used to treat a variety of ailments such as depression, PTSD, and even chronic pain. It is with this philosophy that I guide my approach to teaching, conflict resolution, healthy communication, and more.

More About Patrick

Patrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from Texas State University, a Master’s degree in Counseling from St Edward’s University, and a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine with an emphasis in Integrated Mental Health from Saybrook University. He recently completed his dissertation on “The Experience of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression” and hopes to complete his degree by Fall of 2022. Patrick also received a certificate in Tobacco Cessation from Rutgers University, a certificate in Laughter Yoga from Dr Madan Kataria, and certificate in Advanced Clinical Hypnosis from Saybrook University. During his tenure in the field of mental health, Patrick has worked with developmentally delayed infants, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community based mental health, and private practice. Patrick’s current clinical focus is integrated mental health to treat chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and improving overall quality of life. Patrick has extensive training in therapeutic humor and is a graduate of the Healing Body Workshop from the Gesundheit! Institute under Dr Patch Adams (yes, THAT Patch Adams!). Currently, Patrick splits his time working in private practice, teaching undergraduate psychology at Huston-Tillotson University, and serving on the board of directors for the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his pups, riding with his motorcycle club, humanitarian clowning, training in mixed martial arts, and indulging a mild pop-culture obsession.

Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural identity, especially for 1st & 2nd generation Mexican-Americans
  • Religious & spiritual exploration
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Therapeutic humor
  • Hypnotherapy
  • CBT
  • MB-CBT
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Individual adults

$165 per 55-minute Session

You may use your HSA/FSA to pay for therapy, and some out-of-network insurance plans may cover his services.

Patrick offers complementary 15-minute phone consultations to ensure a good therapeutic fit before scheduling.

Call/Text Patrick: 512.596.1221

Email [email protected]

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Patrick Harris, PhD, LPC
Mind-Body Medicine

Patrick Harris, PhD, LPC

Available for In-Person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specialties include: Depression; Anxiety; Cultural identity; Therapeutic Humor; Hypnotherapy; Life transitions; Relationship issues; Tobacco cessation; Chronic health conditions; Individual adults; CBT; MB-CBT; Mindfulness; Mind-body medicine

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