Dr Brian Harris is a music psychotherapist who has been in practice since 1996. A nationally certified and state licensed therapist, he holds a Masters degree in music therapy from New York University and a PhD from Lesley University in expressive therapies. Dr. Harris is an adjunct faculty member at NYU, SUNY New Paltz, and Molloy College.
In addition to his University affiliations, Dr. Harris is a core faculty member of the Kint Institute’s post graduate creative arts therapy and trauma certificate program. He is a trainer and practitioner of Analytical Music Therapy and is an Advanced Vocal Psychotherapist. Dr. Harris is the past head of the Pavarotti Music Center’s music therapy department in Mostar, Bosnia and past consultant to UNICEF in development of music therapy initiatives for Syrian refugee children in Jordan. He is the current president of the International Association for Analytical Music therapy and is on the World Federation for Music Therapy’s global crisis intervention committee Dr. Harris is co-editor of the book Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community and has published and presented nationally and internationally on a diverse range of topics.
Dr. Harris's innovative work has been featured on ABC News, BBC, NY1, and the New York Daily News among others.
Areas of Specialty Include:
Truma and PTSD
Depression and Mental Illness
Elderly Person Disorders
Gay Lesbian Issues
Chronic Pain or Illness
Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence
Loss or Grief