Kamia Harris is a psychologist who specializes in mental health, stress, relationships, and career matters. With her professional practice based out of Canberra, she offers counseling services as well as critical incident support, organizational training, and advisory roles with over 18 years of experience working across various settings.
Kamia Harris is a professional psychologist with more than 18 years of experience in mental health care. Her areas of interest include neuroscience research and neuroplasticity, positive psychology practices, and mindfulness-based techniques. She provides counseling for a range of issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, life transitions, and critical incident support/psychological first aid in the workplace, relationships, and military contexts. Her counseling skills encompass Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults; has completed private practice work, community-based settings as well as hospital settings with the Australian Psychological Society, Department of Defence critical incident response teams; organizational training workshops; as well as advisory roles within organizations.
Critical Incident Support
Kamia Harris, a Registered Psychologist based in Canberra, has over 18 years of experience working in mental health care. Her portfolio includes work for the Department of Defence, private practice, the Australian Psychological Society, and the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health. In her practice, Kamia uses psychological therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to assist clients with emotional challenges. Furthermore, she has extensive expertise in critical incident response / organizational training as well as advisory roles.
Recently, LTCOL Kamia Harris visited the Army Recruit Training Centre (ARTC) Kapooka to conduct focus groups with staff from all ranks at ARTC, including MAJ Margaret Goodman and CAPT Andrew Moss who command the Psychology Support Section. Also in attendance were LTCOL James McTavish – Chief of Staff – as well as Officers from other ranks within ARTC. As a result of her visit, LTCOL Harris is creating a critical incident toolkit for ARTC that includes information and strategies designed to help first-line supervisors manage crises more effectively.