Gerlinde Harb, Ph.D.


Practice Locations: Center City Philadelphia, South Philadelphia

Dr. Harb is a licensed clinical psychologist helping individuals and couples with a range of life difficulties. Her approach is grounded in principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as a deep understanding of the evidence base for a variety of techniques which she integrates into her practice. Dr. Harb is experienced in treating anxiety and depression as well as helping clients thrive in the face of life stressors such as medical treatments or interpersonal difficulties. She specializes in treating clients with insomnia and sleep problems, posttraumatic stress, as well as women in cancer treatments. In addition, Dr. Harb is experienced in psychological assessment, in particular documenting clinical symptoms of individuals for asylum evaluations.

Her 10 years of experience with veterans with posttraumatic difficulties at the VA Medical Center have given her an appreciation of creating genuine therapeutic partnerships with her clients, which help facilitate understanding and positive change. Dr. Harb’s approach to therapy is goal-oriented and flexible, personalized to the specific needs of her clients. She is always focused on helping her clients gain skills and understanding to successfully overcome their current and future life stresses.

Dr. Harb is an adjunct faculty member at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has presented her clinical and research work at international conferences and published articles in a number of scientific peer-reviewed journals.


Ph.D. Temple University, Clinical Psychology

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, pre-doctoral internship

M.A. Temple University, Clinical Psychology

M.S. Eastern Kentucky University, Clinical Psychology

B.A. University of Kentucky, Psychology

B.A. University of Vienna, Austria, Psychology

License and Specialized Trainings:

Licensed psychologist, Pennsylvania

Extended training in:

- Cognitive-behavioral therapy principles
- Cognitive-behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
- Imagery Rehearsal therapy for nightmares
- Psychological Interventions for Women with Gynecological Cancer
- Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD
- Seeking Safety therapy for PTSD
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Professional Activities and Memberships:

Member, American Psychological Association

Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Member, Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Office Hours


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9:00 am-2:00 pm