Dr. Harris completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University, where she also earned her Master’s degree. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Centre of Addiction in Mental Health (CAMH) in the Mood & Anxiety Program as well as the Psychological Trauma Program. In addition to her work at CAMH, she received clinical training at other community hospitals in Toronto, including the Toronto General Hospital and Humber River Regional Hospital.
Throughout her graduate training at Ryerson University, Dr. Harris worked in the Sleep and Depression Laboratory, during which she gained extensive experience in cognitive behavioural approaches to treating insomnia and other sleep disorders. In addition to her work with insomnia, she has worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and stress-related conditions.
Dr. Harris primarily works from a cognitive behavioural orientation; however she often incorporates motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and distress tolerance techniques into her work with clients. Andrea’s distinctions include: (1) 2012 – 2014 Doctoral Research Award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, (2) 2010 Governor General’s Gold Medal Award (3) 2010 – 2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), and (4) 2008 – 2009 Master’s Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.