Sara Harris, MFT
A certified psychotherapist with a private psychotherapy practice offering depth psychology, eco-psychology, and cardiac psychology, Sara Harris, MFT, boasts a career that reflects her personal journey. After going on a vision quest, a four-day fast, alone in the wilderness, Harris expanded her practice to include eco-psychology as a way to restore relationship between her clients and the natural environment. Harris’ own experience with congenital heart disease led her to research cardiac issues and obtain certification as a HeartMath provider and a Champion of WomenHeart. This training also provided Sara Harris, MFT, with the foundation to include cardiac therapy in her practice.
Sara Harris, MFT, began her career as a marriage and family therapist in 1984, shortly after earning Master’s degrees in Clinical and Transpersonal Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Dedicated to broadening the scope of her practice, she has studied various approaches within her field; in addition to body-oriented psychotherapy and Enneagram personality typing, Harris was a student of the Diamond Approach for many years.
After Sara Harris, MFT, completed her vision quest, she immersed herself in the works of practitioners who had been in the forefront of the movement to restore the relationship between humankind and nature, and became a wilderness guide. Harris co-founded the EarthWays Collective, a small organization that continues to help people restore their relationship with the natural world and provide eco-therapy training for therapists.
Outside of her work, Harris enjoys hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, and as an avid gardener, she prefers working with native plants that already have a connection to the local environment. She maintains membership in the Wilderness Guides Council and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. To learn more about Sara Harris, MFT, visit her website, www.heartmatters-sebastopol.com.