Harper West, MA, LLP

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  • School:
    Michigan School for Professional Psychology
  • Degree:
    Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Additional Certificates:

    Completed Externship and Core Skills training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy


  • English

Harper West, MA, LLP, is pleased to work with adults, children, families and couples. She specializes in helping individuals improve compassionate self-acceptance, strengthen self-worth, develop mindfulness, and manage feelings of inadequacy that underlie anxiety and depression. Harper was a member of the first cohort of the seven-month Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) certificate program. She completed Mindful Self-Compassion core skills training with MSC founders Kristen Neff, PhD, and Christopher Germer, PhD, trained in transcendental meditation in 1978, and teaches MSC workshops. She is also experienced in Compassion-Focused Therapy. Harper has completed two levels of advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT).

For families, she specializes in correcting child and teen behavioral problems by focusing on creating a stronger emotional bond between parent and child, using attachment-based parenting techniques.

Harper graduated from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology following a career in corporate marketing communications.

She is contributed a chapter to the #1 Amazon bestseller and #4 New York Times Bestseller “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” Her self-help book Pack Leader Psychology won an IBPA Ben Franklin Award for Psychology. Harper serves on the Michigan Board of Psychology. For more information, go to www.HarperWest.co

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Cofinity
  • HAP
  • Humana
  • McLaren
  • Priority Health
  • UBH
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Body Positivity


  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (0 to 06) Toddlers / Preschoolers
  • (06 to 10) Children
  • (11 to 13) Preteens / Tweens
  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused