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.
Individual, Couples & Family Therapy
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
Facts dispelling the myths about mental health. Anti-psychiatry, anti-DSM, anti-medical model of mental health. How DSM diagnostic labels harm rather than help. How psychiatry promotes ineffective and harmful psychiatric medicines over psychotherapy. How antidepressants, antipsychotics and ADHD meds work and harm the brain. How to talk to your doctor about psychiatric medications and get informed consent.
I have worked as an “election inspector” at local polling places a number of times in the past decades. In 2020 I worked in the absentee precinct at my local city hall, where we count all the absentee ballots on election day. Unlike at other precincts, we are...
NOTE: I find that everyone can benefit from information on how to strengthen self-worth with self-compassion, so I highly recommend these practices for my therapy clients. I know that learning to be self-accepting was life-changing for me. This information is...