The UT Health Trauma & Resilience Center (TRC) offers research based, trauma focused care for children and adolescents struggling with complex trauma and trauma related health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Many children and adolescents come to the TRC for support in recovering from abuse experiences, prolonged separation from their caregivers, natural disasters, or exposure to community or interpersonal violence. Our team of expert clinicians has specialized training in trauma focused interventions and are dedicated to helping children and adolescents overcome trauma and build resiliency in a compassionate, family centered environment. Service offerings include evaluation and diagnosis, individual therapy, and family therapy.
Ann Friedman, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine. Her company, Mindful Being, P.C, provides Mindfulness training to nonprofit organizations, schools, corporations, law firms, families, couples and individuals across America. In-person and online training sessions include training the mind to ground in present moment; being with physical pain, emotional distress, and challenging thinking; dealing with trauma; communicating mindfully; increasing positive emotions; and parenting mindfully. The practice of mindfulness has been found to be healing for many trauma survivors, so much so that it is being used with PTSD in the Veteran’s Administration as well as in other nonprofit centers which treat trauma.
Dr. Megan A. Mooney (she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist who has focused on serving children and families for over 15 years. She has presented locally and nationally about trauma, treatments for trauma in children and families, and ways to prevent and treat trauma in LGBTQ youth. She is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Dr. Mooney provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments for youth ages 5-18.