Hi, I’m Akiva S. Harris, MS, LPC
I offer you new ways to look at yourself and your life story, and tools to help you figure things out for yourself.
I support people who are internally motivated to change and; have limiting beliefs and feelings that keep them stuck or unfulfilled.
Beyond Limits Mental Health & Wellness mission is to provide supportive, yet challenging psychotherapy that empowers and inspires individuals to reach their full potential.
Beyond Limits Mental Health & Wellness vision is to be a complete wellness center that offers a range of mental health, holistic, and healing energy practices that transforms lives and promotes health and healing in individuals, families, and generations to come.
In October 2019 I was climbing a live active volcano in Santorini Greece. To be completely honest I had no idea what I was getting myself into or how hard it would be. Hard is an understatement, at times it seemed impossible and, in those moments, it was easy for me to talk myself out of it and tell myself what I couldn’t do! Which is common for most of us when we face challenges, we fall victim to our self-imposed limits and forget how powerful we truly are. On the volcano is when I made a promise to myself to always push myself beyond my self-imposed limits and that’s when and how Beyond Limits Mental Health & Wellness, LLC was born. I know firsthand what it is like to feel like you can’t do something, and I also know how easy it is to let those limiting beliefs take control and allow us to give up on our greatness. I’m no stranger to challenges and I’m also no stranger to success. I’ve been where you are, and I know how to help you overcome the challenges that keep you unfulfilled.
I am a clinically trained therapist who uses a holistic approach because it treats the whole person, and promotes individual growth and stability. I serve as a change agent that provides support and empathetic understanding allowing clients to gain new awareness of themselves which facilitate health and healing. I draw on my personal experiences and insights to join with you. I use various modalities, such as evidenced based practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, in order to create an individualized plan of action for you.
I have a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Chestnut Hill College, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of PA. I specialize in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, couples therapy, low self-esteem, codependency, addiction, and trauma-informed care.
I emphasize connection with your true self because that is where all answers lie. I am a conduit supporting you on that journey. This happens through self-awareness, disrupting old behavior patterns, and creating healthy replacement behaviors. I believe some essential elements of the healing process are: allowing ourselves to feel the original pain, forgiveness of self and others, reframing our narrative, and changing behaviors.