Harper West is a licensed psychotherapist and expert in improving relationships with yourself and others through self-acceptance. She is an expert in recovery from relationships with narcissistic or abusive partners or parents. Trained in Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion-Focused Therapy. Providing relationship therapy using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and attachment-focused child and family therapy.
Harper West is a contributing author of #1 Amazon and #4 New York Times bestselling “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” and award-winning “Pack Leader Psychology.” Appointed to the Michigan Board of Psychology.
Peter Mayer’s song Japanese Bowl (on YouTube) explains this philosophy beautifully.
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The ability to handle shame, imperfection and failure with equanimity is self-actualization and enlightenment.
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In-person counseling appointments are available in the Great Lakes Psychology Group office in Clarkston. Michigan residents throughout the state may schedule online therapy through Telehealth. Learn More about therapy with Harper West.
Recent Blog Posts
One abusive tactic narcissists or Other-blamers use in their relationships is to sow self-doubt in the victim, so that the victim is emotionally weakened and has less confidence. This has several benefits to the narcissist. First, it helps the narc ensure that the...
It's publication day! I'm very pleased to announce that a psychology book was published today that includes a chapter I wrote on my concepts regarding shame. The title of the book is;...
Kids need help regulating their emotions, even excitement. Parents can help regulate exposure to violent and fast-paced video games and movies, which amplify and extend excitement past what is healthy for children. Parents should model excitement regulation and educate children on how to down-regulate their feelings of excitement.