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 as a Diplomate CBT-Certified Therapist through the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and 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

We offer a FREE 30-minute consultation service. To schedule this service or make an appointment for a comprehensive mental-health assessment, please call CHH at 866-739-3083.

Supporting a loved one in recovery during the holiday

Supporting a loved one in recovery during the holiday

Holidays can be a time of high stress: routines are disrupted, extended family is often together, and there can be heightened expectations about socializing during and after big meals. This holiday season, we want to provide resources to all people who are supporting their loved ones through eating disorder recovery. It’s not just those going… […]

Setting yourself up for success during the holiday season

Setting yourself up for success during the holiday season

Written by Amanda Turco, Therapist The holidays are fast approaching, which comes with both excitement and for many, some (or a lot of) anxiety. Holidays are centered around food, celebration, and family and friends. For those struggling, it can also be a time centered around a change in routine, triggers, and intrusive thoughts. You may… […]

Magical Thinking OCD

Magical Thinking OCD

Written by Paulina Syracuse, Advanced Doctoral Extern Scene 1: You’re taking a walk with your loved one when, all of the sudden, you have a thought of your loved one getting into an accident and dying. Your anxiety and fear spikes at the thought and possibility of this terrible event occurring. To reduce this anxiety,… […]

Trusting yourself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trusting yourself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Written by Amanda Turco, Therapist Our practice uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidenced based model of treatment that has been studied and proven to be effective in treating many mental health diagnoses. With the mindset that therapy should not be a forever thing, we want to provide you with the skills you need to… […]

Eating disorders and the pandemic

Eating disorders and the pandemic

By Amanda Turco, Therapist As I reflect on the past year and the clients that have come to work with me, I can’t help but notice a trend. “When did you start noticing this become a problem?” I ask. “During the pandemic” is the most frequent answer. The pandemic has caused all types of mental… […]

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63 West Lancaster Avenue
Suite 05
Ardmore, PA 19003

Toll Free: 866-739-3083

Local: 610-645-5311

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