Dr. Alycia Harris

Dr. Alycia H.

Defuniak Springs, FL

About Dr. Alycia H.

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Dr. Alycia teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: 1990
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I am an educator with over 24 years of working with adult learners. I have a PhD in general psychology with research in solution focused education. social construction of knowledge, team development and training, integrative complexity, as well as burnout and work-life balance.

I am a coach specializing in relationship and individual coaching and specializing in body image development and self awareness. I have extensive education in marriage and family therapy, career counseling, and testing and assessment. My interests, in addition to the specialty mentioned above, include virtual workers work-balance issues, couples communication, improving intimacy between partners, self-awareness, and meditation and visualization.

I have many years of experience working with students developing writing skills, moving beyond the grammar and mechanics to form their own scholarly voice. I specialize in supporting doctoral students and master's level students working toward dissertations and theses.

I have 20+ years of public speaking experience and helping individuals hone their speaking skills. I can help you develop confidence even when you may have a fear of getting up in front of people.

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Nov 2015 - Present
Solution Focused Life, LLC

Provide coaching services to a global audience including individual and couple's coaching.

Subject Matter Expert, Team Lead and Coach

May 2013 - Present
Southern New Hampshire University

Provide support and coaching to a team of 18-22 faculty teaching graduate level social science courses.

Provide subject matter expertise in the development of courses including foundations to psychology and the capstone course for all graduate level psychology programs.


Nov 2009 - Present
Northcentral University

Teach a variety of courses including life coaching, career counseling, research methods, statistics, history and systems of psychology, social psychology, personality, and more.


MA, Marriage and Family Therapy

May 2013 - Present
Northcentral University


Jun 2012 - May 2013
University of North Florida

PhD, General Psychology

Jun 2006 - May 2009
Walden University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Transformational Coach

Nov 2015
Universal Healing and Coaching Institute, Inc

Relationship Coach

Nov 2015
Universal Healing and Coaching Institute, Inc

Life Coach

Nov 2015
Universal Healing and Coaching Institute, Inc

Solution Focused Life Coach

Nov 2015
Universal Healing and Coaching Institute, Inc

Job and Career Transition Coach

Nov 2010
The Career Planning and Adult Development Network

Job and Career Development Coach

Nov 2010
The Career Planning and Adult Development Network


Third Place District Competition - Evaulation Speeches

Apr 2003
Toastmasters International District 77


International Coach Federation

Nov 2015
ICF logo

The International Coach Federation (ICF) seeks to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching.

Professional Photographers of America

Feb 2013

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.

Psi Chi

May 2005

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. More than 600,000 lifetime members have joined in this worthwhile cause including Distinguished Members such as Drs. Albert Bandura, B. F. Skinner, and Phillip Zimbardo. A few popular Membership Benefits include international recognition for academic excellence, as well as access to our three publications and more than $400,000 in annual awards and grants.

Toastmasters International

Oct 2000

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

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3 Reviews on Dr. Alycia H.

Harold Mar 16, 2016
Psychology · In studio
When I attended class in Psychology it was in the curriculum that I did not think that I needed at the time. My thoughts were I'm taking Network Engineering, Why on Earth would I want to take Psychology? When I made to Class, It was a diverse group with extremely opposing views. you could feel the tension in the air.
Then Dr. Harris commenced with the lessons, The tension dissolved. The learning began and with her expertise( I like everybody in the Class I guess.) Began to come out of our shells. (Sort of Speak) Needless to say I was and still am impressed with the whole experience. Dr. Harris takes great pride in her work and it shows. Dr. Harris character is that of a kind and gentle person with a high degree of education. This made the lessons easy to gasp ( Wrap my head around) The education and knowledge that Dr. Harris taught will hang with me for a life time. Information that is Solid and useful, That I still use today. I will most definitely recommend Dr. Harris to individuals, community or Industry and or Military for her knowledge and expertise are so very valuable.
Marisha Mar 9, 2016
Dr. Harris is an amazing instructor. She had inspired me as not only a student but had me thinking deeper into myself wondering what I really wanted to do with my life. She is an inspiration and she is a wonderful instructor. I remember the first day that I had a class with her, I was so nervous and she knew exactly how to get everyone comfortable. Dr. Harris has seen her students go through a lot during her time at Virginia College and possibly at the other schools that she has taught at. She knew exactly what to say and how to say it just to get them through and always encouraged her students to do better for themselves and always reminded them that although it may be tough we could get through it. I really enjoyed her as an instructor and I would recommend her to anyone for her to spread her knowledge across to them.
Hassan Mar 4, 2016
Life Coaching · Online
Dr Alycia has a natural gifted talented skills in asking powerful well adjusted and tailored questions that either you like it or not, you will find yourself within the first five minutes of the session, freeing your mind whilst connecting your soul to digging deeper into flourishing the tangible solutions to your queries you come up with into any kind of topic you would like to raise for your coaching session.

She knows how to empower people to the extent of deeply summarizing the content of the coaching session so that you may stay with tangible fulfilling SMART goals you have yourself established during the session.

I do emphasize and recommend of not taking for granted my words, just give it ago and you may describe her coaching more than I do now as I find myself speechless even not giving the ideal wording that matches her well versed sharpened Coaching skills. .

Once again, just get in touch with Dr Alycia's Coaching Services if you are truly concerned and willing to surface all those solutions within and from your inner soul. My rating is: 'Best Instructor Ever.'
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