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Makisha Brown-Harp Psychotherapy, LCSW

Makisha Brown-Harp believes therapy is a journey, one that requires give, take, honesty, and humility. She practices within a person-centered approach, believing that everyone has the capacity and desire for growth and change. She specializes in suicide prevention, trauma, and adjustment disorders. She works with LGBTQ communities, geriatric communities, minorities, and more.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Feelings
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
Licensed in
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  • Florida
  • South Carolina
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“Through my own experiences, I have gained a unique understanding of how many larger societal issues impact the communities we all live in and how to help others navigate these issues as well.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Therapy has been the only career I've pursued, as I’ve known I wanted to work within the field of psychology since adolescence. As a first-generation American, I found that my attention was drawn to the emotional weight of migration on my family as we navigated the loss of cultural norms and the difficulty of adjusting to a new culture. In seeing my family and those around me, it was clear that effective support was needed and I thought that I could one day provide that with the right tools. My journey as a therapist has led me to different school systems, forensic services, and community therapy services. All of these experiences have led to a great understanding of human complexity, differing therapeutic modalities, and the development of strong therapeutic relationships. Specialized training that assists my practice includes dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that effective therapy requires us to track progress, develop insight, and learn new skills. I ensure that these factors are prioritized by periodically checking on the client's feelings of growth and goal progression, assigning homework as needed, and reviewing skills used outside of therapy. I am open to working with anyone who is willing to work on developing their understanding of a life worth living.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
As a first-generation American, I have personally experienced the impact that culture, migration, and race play on the development of personality. Through my own experiences, I have gained a unique understanding of how many larger societal issues impact the communities we all live in and how to help others navigate these issues as well. Through my personal and professional understanding of the intersectionality between cultural experience and mental health, I have gained a deep respect for the experiences of those from underserved and minority communities as well as an understanding of how humility impacts the effectiveness of mental health treatment.
“Through my personal and professional understanding of the intersectionality between cultural experience and mental health, I have gained a deep respect for the experiences of those from underserved and minority communities as well as an understanding of how humility impacts the effectiveness of mental health treatment.”
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