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
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.