Isabelle Harris, M.Ed. is a professional counseling resident in the state of Virginia. She received her BA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Virginia and returned to UVA to earn her M.Ed. in School Counseling. Since graduating, Isabelle has worked as a mental health professional in Fairfax County Public Schools. In her role as a school counselor, she provided individual counseling to students in kindergarten through 6th grade to nurture their social-emotional, academic, and career-based growth. She collaborated closely with parents/guardians, teachers, and other key stakeholders to ensure her students’ success.
Isabelle has experience working with children and adolescents to address needs such as self-confidence, impulse control, academic motivation, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and trauma. She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is critical to the success of the therapeutic process. Isabelle approaches clients with warmth, empathy, and openness in hopes of building trust and a sense of security for her clients. As a therapist, she draws from a number of disciplines including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. She enjoys weaving mindfulness into her sessions in order to encourage and empower children and adolescents to utilize coping strategies in moments of distress or discomfort.
Outside of the office, Isabelle enjoys reading, spending time in nature, cooking and trying out new recipes, practicing yoga, and traveling.