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Telehealth Enhanced Client's Therapy

Telehealth Enhanced Client's Therapy

Maria* presented to therapy with Paula Moore, PsyD at the IDD STARS Clinic due to depression, pervasive anxiety and a preoccupation with protecting herself.  She was also diagnosed with mild Intellectual Disability and ADHD. Early on, although cooperative, progress was minimal.  After securely establishing rapport, she began to show signs of growth in therapy.  She responded particularly well to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  Not only was she responsive in therapy, but she also demonstrated a keen ability to follow-through on CBT strategies outside of session. 

On the Road to Success

On the Road to Success

Debra* began receiving services from the Southwest Adult Clinic earlier this year. She had faced numerous adversities including trauma, stress, betrayal and fear. Debra shared she decided she owed it to herself to make some changes regarding her mental health. The end of 2020 had been especially difficult for her, and she was ready to take a stand for herself.

Trauma Informed Care through Project CHANGE Renews Teen's Hopes

Trauma Informed Care through Project CHANGE Renews Teen's Hopes

Oliver* was referred to Project CHANGE by a counselor in his school, he is 15 years-old. When we first met him, he reported having visual and auditory hallucinations and was experiencing insomnia due to intense nightmares. In our assessment, we identified the nightmares were a response to the trauma he experienced when he and his mother were kidnapped by a criminal organization for 16 days after a failed attempt to emigrate their home in Honduras. After another attempt, Oliver and his mother were able to cross the US border. 

Suicide Prevention 365

Suicide Prevention 365

As we come to the close of Suicide Prevention Month we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the work that is being done around the country as well as the work we are doing here at The Harris Center and the partners we serve as the Regional Suicide Care Support Center. 

Wayne Young Voted as Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Innovators

Wayne Young Voted as Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Innovators

HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2021 -- The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is proud to announce the recognition of Wayne Young, chief executive officer, as one of this year’s Top 25 Innovators by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

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