About Harriet Cannon

Harriet Cannon

As someone who has lived, worked, and traveled extensively around the United States and internationally, I am drawn to how culture and the places we live affects who we are and how we get along with each other. My husband and I now live on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State but have not lost our wanderlust.


In my three decades as a licensed psychotherapist specializing in intercultural relationships, I have also been a speaker and subject matter expert for businesses, professional publications and at conferences. My first book, Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships, published in 2013, is co authored with my colleague and friend, Rhoda Berlin (http://www.berlin-counseling.com) See Sample chapters on ‘Read the Book’ on this website.


Recently I have concentrated on writing creative non-fiction and fiction. Some samples are on this website. Currently, I am working on a novel.  Check back for news!


Selected Published Short Fiction

Sea Glass, Signs of Life, 2015, page 18-19

Immigration: The Great Divide, Fishtrap Anthology 2007, page 39-41


Selected Published Non-Fiction

My Culture, Your Culture, Multiculturalliving.com magazine online, May 2006

‘Ask Harriet’ Column, Multiculturalliving.com magazine online

  • Column answering questions from the public on raising multicultural, multilingual children, ongoing April 2006-June 2007

The Boeing Company Newsletter, various articles on expatriate living 1999-2006 examples include

  • Getting the Most Out of Your International Assignment
  • Culture Shock Survival Techniques
  • Coming Home

Celebrating the Courage of Immigrant Women, Womenforone.com online magazine July 15, 2015



Master of Counseling, Seattle University, 1984.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Washington State

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Washington State


Professional Affiliations:

PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association) https://www.pnwa.org
SIETAR (The Society for International Education, Training and Research) https://www.sietarusa.org