Dr. Harter understands that teenagers face incredible pressures in today’s culture and that their parents want them to succeed.
She is an objective resource for teens and their parents. In sessions, she offers accurate information, practical skills, and a nonjudgmental atmosphere in which teens solve social and academic problems and receive emotional support. She specializes in psychotherapy with youth who have learning difficulties and in working with parents around resolving their parenting dilemmas.
She completed her doctorate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (child track) and clinical internship at the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Cambridge Hospital, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge Hospital. Prior to opening her psychotherapy practice, she held a position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and worked in multiple school and community mental health settings with children and parents from diverse backgrounds. She has written multiple theses, co-authored book chapters and research articles, and has presented findings relevant to teens and parents at national conferences; most recently she was invited by faculty at the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education to present her research on adolescents who have learning disabilities.