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Carmen Z. Harlan, MD

Adena Counseling Center
Phone Number:
(740) 779-4888
Fax Number:
(740) 779-4898
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Medical School
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus OH
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Psychiatry Amerian Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Carmen Z. Harlan, MD, specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry at Adena Counseling Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Dr. Harlan has dedicated her career to helping children and adolescents with a range of psychiatric issues. Board certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, she combines her extensive training and experience to provide the best care in the south central Ohio area. Dr. Harlan specializes in working with pediatricians, child therapists, school staff, and court systems to manage patient care and develop effective treatment plans and counseling tailored to each child/adolescent. Specifically, she helps treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which affects roughly 5 percent of children, according to the American Psychiatric Association. She specializes in mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depression disorder, which can accompany ADHD or exist on their own. She also specializes in treating children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Harlan treats a multitude of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobias, helping children and adolescents work through common symptoms such as nervousness and fear. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among American adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. While highly treatable, only 1 in 3 people with anxiety disorders seeks help from skilled specialists like Dr. Harlan. Getting treatment for these conditions in childhood or adolescence can help reduce long-term effects.

After completing medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Harlan spent more than a decade on the East Coast, where she completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry and a residency in general psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She then served as medical director of the Child and Adolescent Rapid Assessment and Treatment Center (CARAT) and Crisis Response Center at Albert Einstein Medical Center before returning to Ohio in 2009.