Kira Harris Kogan

Clinical Supervisor

Kira Kogan Harris, MSW is a Co-Founder, Group Facilitator and Clinical Supervisor. Ms. Harris Kogan has been providing therapy to complex trauma survivors on Chicago's Southwest Side for over 13 years. She has served as a therapist, a clinical supervisor, and a community mental health program supervisor. Kira was raised in a community with many Spanish-speaking families, and from a very young age decided to gain fluency in the language. Kira received a Bachelor's Degree in Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz where she received honors for her participatory research thesis studying the efficacy of a social justice-based curriculum in a bilingual school serving the migrant Latinx farmworker community of Watsonville, California. Before pursuing her Masters in Social Work, Kira worked in the migrant Latinx farmworker community in Boulder, Colorado as a family literacy program assistant teacher, and later worked with youth in alternative high schools on Chicago's South and Southwest Sides providing book groups that focused on self-reflection through literature. She believes that healing from trauma is a universal right, and dreams of a world where barriers to accessing high-quality mental health services for all people are erased. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and was thrilled to co-facilitate a free, Spanish-language DBT skills group through Centro Sanar as a small but significant step in that direction.

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Healing Center serving the southwest communities of Gage Park, Brighton Park, South Lawndale "Little Village" and Back of the Yards.
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Centro Sanar Home Office
2645 W 51st Street
Chicago IL 60632