Harvey was born in Brooklyn and spent his childhood in New York. He began volunteering at halfway houses and group homes during college, then worked as a mental health aide in state hospitals while earning his masters at NYU. A move to Denver came after he fell in love with the West while finishing his doctorate at the University of Denver. Harvey worked in a wide array of mental health settings as part of his practice in Denver, with a particular interest in adolescent and family-based services. A Bay Area resident since 1997, Harvey counts his seven years as Center Mental Health Consultant for the Sacramento Job Corps as a highlight. There, he designed, implemented, and maintained a comprehensive mental health program for almost 500 trainees between the ages of 16-25.
Entering people’s lives during difficult times has deepened his sense of humility, and has created profound gratitude for these opportunities, which have helped him grapple with his own struggles and challenges.
Harvey enjoys wilderness camping, cooking, music, and travel in his free time, which he also shares with his partner and dog. He is excited about this opportunity to contribute to the PEERS mission.