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People describe me as warm, compassionate, inviting, and comforting. I am also quick-witted, energetic, and sociable. I love to connect with people in a meaningful way. It's important to me that you feel heard and understood, and I also aim to give you skills and tools that help you in life.

About Me

Hi, I'm Dr. Marina Harris! Thank you for visiting my website.

I recently graduated with my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and am still completing the last part of my training to become a psychologist. I also have a Master's degree in Kinesiology and Health with an emphasis in sport psychology from Miami University.


I recently completed an APA-accredited psychology internship at Duke University Medical Center. I now work at the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (UNCCEED) providing support and therapy to people struggling with eating disorders. I also spend part of my time in the UNC Athletics Department, working with athletes to improve their mental wellness and sport performance.

I have several specialty areas:

  • Eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder)

  • Athlete and performer services - sport and performance psychology, including athlete mental health

  • Mindfulness 

  • Psychosocial factors of bariatric surgery, including therapy and assessment

  • Supporting trauma survivors

Click here to learn more about my Training and Background.

Learn more about my Specialty Areas here. I am also a scientist, and have descriptions of my research and academic accolades listed under the Research page.

If you're interested in tangible tips to help you move towards living the life you want, please subscribe to my blog or check out some videos on mindfulness on the home page.