|Feb 25, 2021
Our guest speaker was Dr. Mikel Harris. We were very happy to welcome her back. Dr. Harris spoke on three main discussion topics:
- With 2020 came a barrage of losses, from event delays to cancellations to closures to upended childcare plans to deaths
- As a nation, we're mourning the death of our previous lives, and a lack of productivity is sweeping across corporate America
- The crushing burden of grief has resulted in a host of costs to our relationships with others, our minds, and even ourselves
- What can we focus on now to help contain the costs of 2020?
Dr. Mekel Harris, Ph.D., NCSP, a licensed pediatric and family health psychologist/HSP (and CEO of Harris Psychological Services, LLC), currently serves in private practice in the mid-South, offering psychological evaluation and support to children, adolescents, and families. Further, she offers training/education, consultative, and supervisory services to several local organizations throughout the Memphis area. Pre- and post-doctorally trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Harris specializes in coping and adjustment to acute and chronic illness, grief and loss, and health-related trauma. She is in the process of completing advanced certification through Postpartum Support International (PSI) in Advanced Perinatal Mental Health. Throughout the past decade, Dr. Harris has presented at over 25 domestic and international conferences, focused on pediatric, family, and community health issues. Further, she is a TEDx speaker, magazine and podcast contributor, and author of a memoir, "Relaxing Into the Pain: My Journey Into Grief & Beyond." In her spare time, she enjoys writing, traveling around the globe, and spending time with family, friends, and her feisty Beagle. Dr. Harris' faith and relationships, coupled with real-life challenges, keep her tethered to what matters most in life.