I love Jesus, wine, Diet Dr. Pepper, high heels and flip-flops. Life is all about balance and finding the right amount of the elements that work for you.
We have all fought battles to be where we are. Some mental, some physical, some spiritual. But all had one thing in common: they were HARD. People are always shocked to learn that I once had an eating disorder, had periods in my life where I wanted to die and struggled to get out of bed. I don't care how many degrees you have or what you believe in, we have all fought battles. Lucky me, I have felt called to make mine public. Really public. Hopefully, that translates into "lucky you" as you can relate to them and we all become a little more real to each other. Either way, cheers to you for staying with the fight! I have finally come to a place of truly believing that it's worth it. And so am I. And so are you.
Dr. Howard founded Innova Recovery Center in 2016. Innova is now a leader in trauma treatment, offering hope and healing to all ages. She is a Texas native and Baylor graduate who moved to San Antonio in 2009 for my Pre-Doctoral Internship. She spent many years working with at-risk and adjudicated youth and have extensive experience in treating eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and working with couples having marital issues. Dr. Howard has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and CPT. 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 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 has also been a regular contributor for MD Monthly magazine. Even more than all of that, she lives life outlaid and enjoys being a mom to an amazing teenager and 3 mostly awesome dogs.