Dr. Howard is a Texas native and Baylor graduate. After many years of working with at-risk and adjudicated youth, she began her transition to specialize in trauma and eating disorders and completed her Postdoctoral residency at the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio. Dr. Howard has been intensively trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Therapy. She has developed several group curriculums, including an educational support group for spouses and significant others of those who suffer from mental illness. She believes in the importance of engaging family in treatment. Dr. Howard served as President of the Bexar County Psychological Association. She has also taught at Trinity University and is a regular contributor for MD Monthly magazine.Having been a military spouse, Dr. Howard has a special heart for those who have served our country. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, DIY projects and exploring the world with her 9-year-old son and Labrador puppy, Jackson.