Meet the Flourish Clinical Team!

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Kiana Harlan, LCSWA, LCASA

She/Her/Hers

 

Hi there! I’m Kiana and I’m so glad you’ve landed on my page. I know the search for your ideal therapist can be overwhelming. I’m here to help people just like you find your fit and begin the road to recovery.

 

My clients often feel like outcasts who don’t fit in. They have experiences or identities that seem so different from those around them.

 

Just like you, they feel they would be most comfortable on the Isle of Misfit Toys. They often feel lonely and full of sadness, worry, and thoughts that they will never be good enough.

 

They search tirelessly for ways to combat these thoughts. Some blend into the background, trying not to be seen. Others work super hard and become perfectionists, people pleasers, or overachievers.

 

They live constantly with a deep sense of disconnection from themselves and others.

 

They hide parts of themselves from friends, family members, and colleagues out of fear that they’ll be judged, shamed, or ejected.

 

As a result, they hold back the best parts of themselves. They find they don’t know what to trust and end up messing up relationships or missing out on opportunities.

 

Please know that I see you, I've been there, and I'm here to help! 

 

Together, we’ll explore the origins of these feelings. It can be extremely healing to shed light on the roots of these problems and begin processing the impact on your life. Often, there are deep wounds that reach all the way back to childhood. We’ll traverse these waters together, and I’ll help you develop tools to regain control of your life, celebrate your differences, and restore connection to yourself and others. I offer a safe space full of support with 0 judgement. I operate from a Humanistic approach, which means I view you as the expert of your life. You’ll be the driver of our time together and I’ll serve as your trusty companion. I’ll support, challenge, and hold up that safety net so you can explore those roots and experiment with change in a secure space.

 

I recognize the impact of adversity, discrimination, and stress on our ability to flourish and embrace those parts of ourselves that others view as unacceptable. I know we can get stuck from these encounters and know that it’s possible to move through them and heal from the effects. I’ve witnessed the power of this and feel honored to accompany each person that reaches out to me for help. As a female of color with a disability, I’ve personally felt the crippling anxiety that parts of myself will be seen as weak or inadequate to others. I’ve cried myself to sleep at night because I felt a soul-deep despair and loneliness that I never thought I’d overcome. While I recognize that we will all feel some of this at times, I also know that it doesn’t have to define or control us.

This is what attracted me to this work. There’s a path forward. You can live the life you want.

I invite you to reach out if you’re ready to take the first step.

I’m so excited to speak with you and join you on your journey!

 

** Kiana works with adults with non-normative cultural identities seeking to work on depression, anxiety, trauma, and regain connection to themselves and others. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and is engaged in a Level I Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy certification course to increase her skillset in working with trauma and attachment wounds. **