Dr. Howard founded Innova Recovery Center in 2016. is a Texas native and Baylor graduate who moved to San Antonio in 2009 for her Pre-Doctoral Internship. After many years of working with at-risk and adjudicated youth, she began her transition to specialize in eating disorders and completed her Postdoctoral residency at the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio. Dr. Howard has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Therapy. She has developed several group curriculums, including a seminar designed to promote a healthy body image in young females and an educational support group for spouses and significant others of those who suffer from mental illness. Dr. Howard served as MAL-Early Career Representative and President of the Bexar County Psychological Association. She has also taught at Trinity University and is passionate about promoting the field of psychology. Dr. Howard is also a regular contributor for MD Monthly magazine.
Dr. Howard has extensive experience in treating eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and working with couples having marital issues. She will do a thorough evaluation of each partner's needs to determine the best course of therapy. Dr. Howard also performs psychological evaluations for personality disorders and court hearings.