Ratings for Dr. Sharon Francis Harrison
Saw Dr Harrison a number of years ago in a divorce situation where the children were struggling. She failed to see what was actually occurring between the homes and took the side of the parent who was damaging the child, and did not recognise that the child was acting out for that reason. That parent spent many years referring to Ms. Harrison's advice in her legal abuse of the other home. The children left that parent's home as soon as they had a voice. They could have been spared years of that behaviour if Ms. Harrison were not so quick to assume that more contact between homes is always better or that one's choice of profession determines one's parenting style (yes, really). When one parent lacks boundaries (subsequent assessment by a more competent psych), that may not be best for the children.
Dr. Francis Harrison was happy to minimize the effects of our family breakdown by "normalizing" divorce to due chronic infidelity. Her approach - to tell the children that a divorced family is just another type of family - completely undermined their trauma and their resulting behavioural issues. She did not pick up on the underlying sexual addiction and believed the very convincing lies of the abuser, who claimed to want "what's in the best interests" of the children. Sadly, I would not recommend someone who is willing to normalize divorce/infidelity/trauma - she seemed more interested in creating another generation of traumatized clients.
A very strange psychologist. My daughter was referred to her for treatment of anxiety relating to family breakdown. Dr. Harrison spent session after session giving her tests, but never actually spoke to my daughter about her feelings or concerns. After four sessions, I met with Dr. Harrison to request a break in the testing, but it didn't stop. Dr. Harrison couldn't explain why she was subjecting my daughter to all the testing. My daughter had previously been assessed by a child psychiatrist and found to have no mental health problems, so there was no need for further evaluation. Finally my daughter became exhausted from all the testing and she refused to go back. I wouldn't recommend this psychologist, at least not for a child.
Sharon Francis Harrison changed my life around. In 2004 I opted to engage in intense psycho analysis.She recommended this route and explained the benefits. It was expensive over a one year period but figured...this is my life, it's most definately worth it. I am a happy, calm individual able to cope with lifes dramas thanks to her. I am recently married and told my husband you are lucky we met at this point in our lives as it would have been quite different before. I would highly recommend Sharon.
Since I was a child, I have had many issues with my mother and father. Sharon was my blessing. She saved my life. She is a great listener, and helped me to resolve many issues regarding my family. She gave me insight, and she helped me to accept my past, and move on and look to the future. She helped me become comfortable with myself, and work on my trust issues. She was my savior. She was a blessing to me, and I could never be more thankful. Thank you Sharon, you saved me!
What a waste of time and money. All she does is ask questions about your childhood, never focuses on CURRENT problems. She writes notes for 50 minutes and then charges you 150$, without ever giving any feedback or suggestions. The reviews on ratemds.com are very misleading, perhaps she wrote them herself to attract clients.
Dr. Harrison changed my life, coming from an extremely dysfunctional family, she really helped me change my outlook and I actually can enjoy my life as opposed to just struggle through. I have been to several doctors, and she is by far the best and most effective I have ever experienced
Dr. Francis Harrison was recommended when my teenage step-daughter was having problems with her mother. Sharon was caring and helped our daughter learn to communicate effectively with her mother and become assertive & confident in her abilities. Her mother refused to attend therapy but Sharon helped my step-daughter to learn to live and deal with the issues left unresolved by her mom. It was an extremely complex issue. Our daughter was in therapy for 8 months. She helped to cultivate our daughter's own confident personality and helped her to grow into a wonderful young lady - who now understands that as the child, she was not responsible for her mother's actions. Again, a very difficult situation, handled in a tactful, caring, respectful setting where our daughter felt safe and her perspectives valued. Now, she asks herself, 'what would Sharon say?' Thank you Dr. Francis Harrison! You were a blessing in our lives when our daughter needed someone else to talk to.
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