About Harriet Cannon

Harriet CannonHarriet Cannon is a consultant, speaker and writer specializing in multicultural, multiethnic identity issues, life transitions, and self care for psychotherapists. Clients  appreciate her professionalism and humor, deep clinical knowledge and 30 years experience working in the US and internationally.


  • Master of Counseling, 1985, Seattle University, www.seattleu.edu
  • Certificate in Addiction Treatment , 1985, Seattle University
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LF00001658, Washington State
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor LH00005176, Washington State
  • Completed Approved Supervisor Training, 1994, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, www.aamft.org

Professional Experience


Clinical Experience

  • Clinical Consultant and Washington State approved supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling 1994-present
  • Psychotherapist: 1985-2014 individual, couple, group and family therapy. Specializing in multicultural and cross cultural issues, life-work transitions and dual disorder issues.
  • Expatriate Training, Risk Evaluation, and Counseling.
    As a consultant and clinical service provider, developed new processes for expatriate employee risk reduction, screening and training for expatriate candidates and their families, and provided counseling to international families in crisis and on home leave. The Boeing Company, www.boeing.com and Shepell FGI, Toronto, Canada, 1996-2014.
  • Consultation and Counseling Services to schools and non-profit organizations in the US and internationally, on issues related to cultural identity, culture shock, expatriation, repatriation, multicultural conflict resolution, and family education.
    Clients included; the US State Department, Nido de Aguilas International School, Universidad Catolica de Santiago Chile, Puente Britana LDTA, 1988-1991
  • Program Development in Community Mental Health Settings
    As a member of the Family Counseling Services Management Team, created and implemented a successful reorganization and retraining of 200 employees at five offices. 1991-1994.
  • As a member of Ryther Child Center Management Team in Seattle Washington, developed a holistic treatment program that helped change the treatment model for chemically dependent, troubled youth and their families. www.ryther.org 1984-1988

Continuing Education, CEU’s, for Psychotherapists: counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, school counselors and teachers.

Professional Association Affiliations