The Harris Center

COVID-19 Update:

Due to the ongoing national emergency, The Harris Center is closed to in-person services until further notice. All current Harris Center clients can access the on-call therapist at any time by calling 859-257-6853 to obtain the on-call access number. Please return to this page for current updates about center services. For routine non-confidential inquiries, you may email the center at; this email is not for crises or emergencies. If you are having a mental health emergency, call 911 or your local hospital emergency department. 



The Harris Center (Jesse G. Harris, Jr. Psychological Services Center) is a university-based center designed to provide affordable psychological therapy and assessment services to the community.  It is also a training facility for graduate students in one of the leading Clinical Psychology doctoral programs in the nation.  Finally, it is a site for psychological research to develop new and more effective ways to understand and treat behavioral health concerns.

Overview of Services

The Harris Center offers a wide range of psychological services. An overview of the services we provide is listed below. Click here for more detail regarding the range of issues we treat, groups currently being offered, and assessment services.

  • Individual therapy (adults, adolescents, children)
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Groups and educational classes
    • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT; adults and adolescents)
    • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
    • Coping and social skills (children)
  • Psychiatric (medication) consultation is available for active adult therapy clients
  • Testing services
    • Intellectual/giftedness
    • Learning disability
    • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Personality
    • Diagnostic clarification


To make an appointment for an initial consultation for yourself or your child, please call (859) 257-6853.

Hours and Parking

The Harris Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We are closed on Fridays and on University-recognized holidays. Parking is available in the designated lot behind the center; the lot entrance is on Hester Alley. The center is accessible to disabled clients.


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Contact Us

The Harris Center
644 Maxwelton Court, Lexington, KY 40508-3225
Phone: 859.257.6853     Fax: 859.257.6854

IMPORTANT NOTE: Email is NOT a confidential means of communication. This email is designed only to respond to non-urgent inquiries about center programs and services. Please do NOT use this email address to communicate any personal mental health information or to request any emergency or crisis services. This email is not monitored daily; several days may be required to receive a response. Finally, current clients of the Harris Center should not use this email for communication with the center or therapists; call the center at (859) 257-6853.


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