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Dr. Lavarez Harris, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy
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About me

My name is Dr. Lavarez Harris (Hint: My first name rhymes with my last name). I have been providing therapy and other behavioral health services for the past 15 years. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am a Certified Life Coach. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both States of Arizona and California.

Academics aside, my life experience has also contributed to my empathy and passion for helping others for as long as I can remember. I bring a rich and diverse background to my work as my family is multicultural. I see my clients as the experts in their journey to resolve life challenges. As a therapist, I work with clients to identify their unique needs and the obstacles that may be causing clients to experience anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, unsuccessful relationships or career goals, and a myriad of other difficult issues.

My primary clinical approaches are Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems and Solution Focus. My clinical goal is always the safety and well-being of my clients first. In therapy, I assist clients to reach their goals by increasing self-awareness, confidence, exploring and managing how they think and behave are interconnected. I work to increase the client's ability to make more informed positive choices and/or changes for the client's maximum growth and benefit. I also work with clients to develop a strategic treatment plan with detailed activities that focus on accomplishing goals at the client's pace. When appropriate, I use films, articles, music, and humor to keep the client’s therapeutic journey to healing and growth, creative and interesting.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Communication problems, Family Problems, Infidelity, Self-love

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information


CA LMFT 46510


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lavarez 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.

Dr. Harris has been vital to my mental health and very helpful through some very hard times the past couple of years. She's absolutely the best!

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Lavarez for 2 years and 6 months

Extremely helpful, kind , understanding and empathetic to my situation. A true pleasure to work with her .

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Lavarez for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Harris is great. She really makes me rethink how I feel and how to turn it around to empower myself. I have come a long way and I really owe it to her.

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Lavarez for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr Harris is the best!

Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Lavarez for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Harris has been amazing. She has patiently explained how to work through situations thoroughly. I appreciate how she responds to messages quickly, not to mention checks up on me often. I have never felt so comfortable sharing my life experiences until I met Dr Harris. She has been my saving grace. Many thanks to her.

Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Lavarez for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Dr. Harris has been an amazing therapist.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Lavarez for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief