Catherine M Harris, ATR-BC, RYT 200
Hi, I'm Catherine. I'm an Art Therapist with a passion for helping adults facing distress from medical issues as well as the healthcare workers caring for them facing burnout and compassion fatigue. My practice is based in Nashville, and I work with clients across the state of Tennessee.
Since 2007, I have been helping my clients engage in their own art making, creativity, and discussion as a way to find ease among life’s many challenges. My friends describe me as authentic, compassionate, and insightful and maybe one of the most organized people they've ever met. With these traits along with my knowledge of mental health and well-being, it is my aim to provide a welcoming, safe space for you, a place where you can be fully and completely heard as you tell your story. As an Art Therapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher, I can guide you in art making, mindfulness, and yoga practices to help you learn simple and practical ways to:
Decrease Depression & Anxiety
Manage Physical Pain
How do I know this? Because I have long witnessed the profound benefits of art making, mindfulness, and yoga for myself and others. From 2012 to 2019, I worked with Nashville’s Centennial Medical Center helping people admitted to the hospital’s services in oncology, pediatrics, bariatric and orthopedic surgery, and intensive outpatient mental health.
From my work at the hospital, 93% of patients reported a decrease in pain from just one session, and 95% of patients reported a decrease in their anxiety.
These results come as no surprise, as I have experienced myself the benefits of creativity and a regular mindfulness and yoga practice when facing moments of grief and loss, chronic pain from surgeries, difficult life transitions, and burnout on the job. Because of this professional and personal experience, it is my mission to help you navigate this stressful time in your life and find the tools from within to leave you feeling, calm, capable, and confident in whatever situation you may be facing.
ATR-BC - Board Certified Art Therapist Since 2011
RYT 200 - Registered Yoga Teacher Since 2019
MA in Art Therapy from The George Washington University 2007
Professional Training in Mindfulness with the Osher Center 2017
Professional Training in Mindful Self-Compassion and Psychotherapy with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion 2021-2022