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Sara Harmon, MD

Rooted and Resourced IOP Medical Director

*Please note that Dr. Harmon has partnered with Growth Minded's IOP only, and does not offer individual outpatient appointments through Growth Minded.

About Dr. Harmon

Dr. Harmon has partnered with Growth Minded's Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP), Rooted and Resourced, as the IOP medical director. Dr. Harmon is double board-certified and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Dr. Harmon treats patients in all levels of care through her outpatient private practice, her integrated care work for a multi-specialty medical group, and her roles in local IOP and PHP programs.

Dr. Harmon attended medical school at the University of Virginia, followed by specialty training in a “Triple Board” residency training program at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) that included comprehensive training in general pediatrics, general (adult) psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry. While at UPMC, Dr. Harmon served as chief resident for the Child Psychiatry and Triple Board programs, and received numerous awards including an AAP CATCH grant and an AACAP Educational Outreach Program award.

As a physician, Dr. Harmon highly values empiric evidence and tries to provide evidence-based care when appropriate evidence is available. She takes her oath to “first, do no harm” seriously, which means that she makes an ongoing effort to balance the potential risks and benefits of an intervention, and to share her understanding clearly with her patients. Dr. Harmon puts particular emphasis on listening intently to her patients and solving problems together. 

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