I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker clinically trained in mental health. I obtained my Masters in Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. I have worked with adults and children in multiple settings such as inpatient, outpatient, in groups and individually. I have worked over the past 10 years with a variety of diagnoses and life circumstances. I have found it important to ensure a positive and productive treatment environment. I have assisted people healing from trauma to overcoming fear and obstacles in life.
I find it very important to build on trust and the therapeutic relationship when working with clients. I want people to feel safe enough to open up and comfortable enough to want to work through the therapeutic process to healing and problem solving. Techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Strength Based, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Therapies and so on are used to assist clients over a period of consistent sessions. I believe having a "no judgment zone" approach is key to building the relationship to get the work done.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
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Ahja has helped me work through many of my inner struggles, and been an excellent guide in helping me view my experiences from a more objective lens. I feel like anything I say here won't do justice to how supported I've felt. Every time I try to think of how to express my gratitude I realize I've started to speak in clichés! She's wonderful.
Written on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Ahja for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
So far I really enjoy her time with me and our chat.
Written on Jul 01, 2020 after therapy with Ahja for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Ahja has been a great help to me in a time of trouble. Truly thankful for this online source of help.
Written on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Ahja for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Ahja is an incredible help each and every time I speak with her.
Written on Jun 15, 2020 after therapy with Ahja for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Ahja Harris is a phenomenal counselor. I’ve recommended multiple family members and friends to BetterHelp because of how amazing and understanding she has been. She really cares about what you’re going through. I initially was skeptical to begin counseling from poor past experiences, but Ahja Harris has completely changed my perspective in counseling and mental health.
Written on Jun 11, 2020 after therapy with Ahja for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Ahja for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse