Melissa Harrison, M.A., LPC

Counselor

Co-Founder of the Center for Hope & Health, LLC

63 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite 5
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003

Narrative of Services:

The Center for Hope & Health is a specialty practice that provides cutting-edge evidence-based individual treatment for adults and adolescents with OCD, PTSD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, specific phobias, Panic Disorder, eating disorders, maladaptive perfectionism, and body image dissatisfaction. We treat individuals aged 14 +. While the majority of our patients are women, we treat all genders. We offer family sessions geared toward support of the identified patient on an as needed basis. A psychiatrist and registered dietitian work in our office as well.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

I received a master’s degree in 2011 and an active license as a professional counselor in PA in 2013. I completed intensive training workshops on both EXRP for OCD and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD at the Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. I also participated in their supervision program wherein I was supervised by their expert psychologists for cases in my practice. I have also been treating eating disorders for the past 8 years, with expertise and specialized training in evidence-based treatment protocols.

Diversity Statement:

Race/Ethnicity: White, Caucasian, or European American

I worked at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt in NYC working with under- privileged adolescents with dual-diagnoses. Most of the clientele were non-White and varied in race and ethnicity. I also worked at a partial/intensive outpatient program in Pennsylvania providing group and individual therapy to a primarily Medicaid-funded population.