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Fred S. Harris, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Fred S Harris LCSW

I am licensed in Georgia and California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years experience. One of my skills is easily developing rapport with individuals from diverse situations and backgrounds. I have worked in community mental health, private practice, on military installations, as a staff member at major research medical centers and with a nongovernmental organization providing services to severely and persistently mentally ill adults.

When working with clients, I am able to draw on a vast reservoir of life experience, professional education and clinical wisdom to help clients work through various issues of concern: adjustment to change, relationship distress, parenting challenges, substance use/abuse, coping with past trauma and facing the reality of unsettling medical events, to name just a few.

What is different about working with me? First and Foremost, you will be treated as a “client” not a “patient”. The focus of engagement will be a conscious intention to understand each individual as they function within their own unique environment. We will emphasize your skills and inner strengths which are often overshadowed by what others may have said are your deficiencies. Methods used will include the integration of traditional Western counseling and therapy strategies with complementary and alternative methods and the ancient wisdom gained from Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.

Often, making the decision to reach out for help does not come easily and requires courage. I am very skilled at creating an open and welcoming environment allowing clients to identify, discuss and explore life circumstances or situations that are caused by or contributing to the reason for seeking counseling help.
The next step is yours. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 20365



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Fred S. Harris. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very kind understanding and knowledgeable. He takes his time to listen to client and responds accordingly.

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Fred S. for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I came to Fred with an agenda but he immediately helped me identify the "real" issue. Nonetheless he advocates for me to be the driver in this journey, and the progress we've made feels life changing. Thank you, Fred.

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Fred S. for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd

Fred is awesome! He is kind, understanding, and has real-world experiences to related to my world. Highly recommend Fred.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Fred S. for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Fred has given me the confidence and strength to begin living the life that I want to live. I only wish I had found his help and support sooner!

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Fred S. for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd