Gregory Harms, Psy.D.
For most of my career, I have had an interest in both psychology and financial management. I earned my Bachelor’s in psychology at North Park University in the late 90’s and worked at many local human service/mental health agencies after that. I earned my MBA at Keller Graduate School of Management during that time in order to build my managerial skills but found myself gravitating towards the accounting and finance courses. Since finishing the MBA, I have often, only half-jokingly, stated that if I had not chosen psychology as a career, I would have been an accountant. Shortly after finishing the MBA, I began teaching undergraduate accounting and finance at American Public University, and continued with that for about 10 years.
More recently I was a visiting professor in Accounting & Financial Management at Nexford University. However, despite this interest in financial management, I continued to primarily enjoy my clinical work and went back to school again for a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and became an LCPC in a group practice. I then decided to complete this educational path and pursue a doctorate and went to Adler for a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Development, bringing all of my professional interests together. I finished the program in 2016 and after completing my post-doc, focused on the group practice and teaching.
In 2019 I was contacted by the Director at Diamond Headache Clinic, where I had done both pre-doctoral practica and my post-doc, about taking over as the Director of Behavioral Medicine/Training Director and gladly accepted the opportunity as I had enjoyed my training experiences there and hoped to be able to continue Diamond’s tradition of quality training as well as convey my own enthusiasm for this work and share my professional experiences with students and future psychologists. I have been at Diamond since 2019 and have worked now with several cohorts of trainees. I have found our ACEPT membership to be quite valuable and would love to get more involved. With my experience in both business and psychology I feel that the Treasurer position would be a great fit with my experience.