Harris & Associates Psychological Services’ objective is to provide a wide range of psychological assessments, consultation, resources and support to children and adolescents with possible academic and/or social-emotional deficits in the school setting.

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Meet Dr. Marsha N. Harris

Dr. Harris is an experienced certified and pupil personnel licensed school psychologist in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, and the state of Maryland with an educational and training background in clinical psychology. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Howard University. Continuing her education in psychology, she obtained two Masters Degrees from Argosy University, one Masters of Arts in counseling psychology, and the other in Clinical Psychology. With a strong desire to continue her psychological education, she entered a Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University.

Professional Background

During her educational studies at Howard University, Dr. Harris worked as a behavioral technician conducting behavioral modification techniques with autistic children. While in graduate school, Dr. Harris worked in the field of psychological research performing clinical interviewing and administering research based psychological assessment tools as a research assistant at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She also worked on a study at Georgetown University Hospital Lombardi Cancer Center pediatric ward, and received publication acknowledgments on both research studies. Dr. Harris was also involved in a research study as lead consultant researcher on a Depression study at Kaiser Permanente pediatric department. Thereafter, she began working at the Arlington Emergency Mental Health facility where she conducted mental status exams to individuals in crisis. Dr. Harris served as a psychological extern at the National Center for Children and Families. She was then accepted as a psychological extern at the Howard University Counseling Center. Dr. Harris also served as a psychological extern at the District of Columbia Superior Court, Child Guidance Clinic. Dr. Harris’ residency in the doctoral program was completed at the Art Institute of Washington. Professionally, Dr. Harris’ career started off conducting psychological assessments for the District of Columbia Public Charter Schools. Shortly thereafter, she expanded to conducting comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments in Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Harris furthered her career by teaching undergraduate courses in psychology at the Northern Virginia Community College. In addition to teaching, Dr. Harris continues to work with various school districts, as well as families with children and adolescents with suspected mental health disorders and/or disabilities.