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 on the World Federation for Music Therapy’s global crisis intervention committee and is co-editor of the upcoming book Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community. He has published and presented nationally and internationally on a diverse range of topics.
Dr. Harris's innovative work has been featured on ABC News, 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
- Relationship Issues
- Chronic Pain or Illness
- Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence
- Loss or Grief
- Dissociative Disorders
- Sexual Abuse
- Life Transition