Our primary mission is to empower our clients to take control of challenging/ difficult areas in their lives through the use of skill-based, present-focused, goal-oriented, and scientifically-proven treatments.

Melissa Harrison MA LPC

Melissa is the co-founder of CHH and specializes in evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, the behavioral and psychological management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, OCD, PTSD, phobias, and other anxiety disorders.

Practicing as a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware, she has additional credentials in CBT certification as both a Diplomate CBT-Certified Therapist and Certified Trainer Consultant through the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and as a Certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist and Supervisor through the University of Pennsylvania. She presents her expertise at professional conferences and continuing education workshops and contributes to local media outlets. She obtained a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University in 2011 and began her career in eating disorders by working as both a primary therapist and treatment team leader over the course of 4 years at the Renfrew Center. She also received specialized certification and supervision in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy-Enhanced from the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford in addition to Prolonged Exposure and Exposure and Response Prevention from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. Melissa has also completed a specialized fellowship in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for a variety of disorders and clinical issues through the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Cognitive Therapy. Melissa is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a clinical facilitator at the Minding Your Mind Foundation. Lastly, she is currently co-authoring a text for clinicians, Comorbid Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Clinician’s Guide to Challenges in Treatment, scheduled to be published in 2022 via Cambridge University Press.

How To Schedule An Appointment

To learn more or make an appointment for a comprehensive mental-health assessment, please call CHH at 866-739-3083.

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