Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has practiced the art of psychotherapy for the past 36 years. He is also the managing director of a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985.
Neal’s experience stems from training in the United States, China and India. In 1986, he was a member of the first bodywork team invited to China to study Tuina, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and massage. In 1991, he traveled to India to study with the meditation master and sage, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji).
Neal has been teaching traditional Usui, Japanese, and Tibetan Reiki for over 20 years and been providing Reiki therapy for over 30 years. He is also a certified Karuna® Reiki instructor and Usui Holy Fire Karuna® Master instructor. As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 21 years and instructor for 18 years, he provides both classes and individual sessions.
He is the author of the book, Pocket Stress Manager & Labyrinth Guide, as well as the relaxation CD, Exit The Storm. Neal as well as his work at the education center has been featured on national television including WTTW, Fox, NBC, Discovery Channel and more. He has also been featured in several national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Spa Finder, New Age Magazine, Utne Reader and others.
In 1997, Neal was the originator of the Earth-Wisdom Labyrinth; Illinois’ first permanent outdoor labyrinth located in Elgin. He has been a consultant on, and the creator of other public labyrinths, fabric traveling labyrinths, wood and plastic finger labyrinths (including his patented brain balancing, communication enhancing double finger labyrinth design known as the Intuipath®) and manuals for creating outdoor labyrinths. Neal leads labyrinth workshops around the country and is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been a Certified Veriditas Facilitator since 1999.
In his private therapy practice, Neal assists those individuals who are experiencing a variety of concerns including life-affirming conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease as well as anxiety and more general concerns. To promote healing on many levels, he uses relaxation and meditation training, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch® as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using his patented Intuipath® double finger labyrinth design). This work explores integrative medical options, as well as the psychology and spirituality of illness and recovery. Neal also headed up a 4-year national research study to determine the behavioral effects of his Intuipath® design on children and adolescents with ADHD.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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Dr. Harris is really easy to talk to. I haven't felt as if I were being examined, just listened to. It's been nice.
Written on Jul 29, 2023 after therapy with Neal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Neal for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Neil goes above and beyond what I expected and deserve. I had just recently been hospitalized and when I returned home I completely forgot our session scheduled for 01/29. He came through by video calling me to keep the appointment, albeit late as a result of my fault.
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd
He’s great! He’s warm, friendly and understanding.
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Neal is very easy to talk to and I feel at ease.
Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Neal is attentive and remembers exactly what is happening in my life. He helps me organize my thoughts to improve my mental clarity and move forward.
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching