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Marina Harris, Ph.D., is a specialist in eating disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, sport psychology, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care.

Marina was a competitive gymnast and earned a full scholarship to West Virginia University. After a career-ending injury in college, she started to work with athletes to optimize their mental health and wellness. She earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center. Marina is a published author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She has consulted with youth and college athletes, professional and student circus artists, and now works part-time in the University of North Carolina Athletics Department. She is employed as a fellow at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, where she provides therapy to individuals with eating disorders at inpatient and outpatient levels of care.

Others describe Marina as warm, sociable, and optimistic. She loves to connect with others in a meaningful way, and has most recently done so in her writing. She writes about therapy, human connection, body image, mindfulness, and general self-improvement. She hopes to demystify therapy and help others seek connection, support, hope, and healing. To learn more about Marina, visit

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