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Is Exposure Therapy Alone Enough to Treat Anxiety?

By Marylou Erbland | Oct 17, 2017

The Advisory Board recently reported that “The American College Health Association found the rate of undergraduates reporting ‘overwhelming anxiety’ increased from 50 percent in 2011 to 62 percent in 2016.” Each year the Center for Success and Independence successfully treats many teens with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. At the core of the Center’s…

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Prescription Drugs: A Gateway to Teen Addiction

By Marylou Erbland | Jul 6, 2016

Where once marijuana was deemed to be “the gateway drug,” now another is taking its place: prescription drugs. Without doubt, the supply and use of prescription drugs has risen in the United States. For example, The Economist notes that, in less than a decade in the twenty-first century, the number of Americans using antidepressants soared…

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Trauma Informed Care – A Collaborative Approach

By Sharon Dearman | Jun 27, 2016

What is Trauma Informed Care (TIC)? Trauma Informed Care seeks to incorporate existing, evidence-based knowledge of trauma into all aspects of treatment in order to offer sensitive care and minimize re-victimization. Trauma’s effects can be pervasive and touch on multiple domains in one’s life. The effects run deep and are often self-perpetuating—trauma leads to more trauma…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – What Is It?

By Sharon Dearman | Apr 6, 2016

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of mental health counseling or psychotherapy in which clients work with a counselor or therapist in a limited number of structured sessions in order to become more self-aware of one’s thoughts and feelings. [1] By becoming more aware of one’s negative thoughts, one is able to relate to…

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Therapy with the Hispanic population – Is it any different?

By Alejandra Restrepo | Oct 19, 2015

Not all therapy is the same. Differences in culture, language, and background call for different therapeutic approaches.

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TCSI News

Deacons of Deadwood award grant to TCSI

Deacons of Deadwood Award TCSI $22,500 Grant

Dec 5, 2017

The Deacons of Deadwood Motorcycle Club, a Houston-based motorcycle club founded to raise funds for children’s charities, awarded the Center for Success and Independence a generous grant of $22,500. The distinctive sound of over 25 Harley-Davidson motorcycles resonated as they rolled into the Center’s front parking lot. Center staff, clients, and their parents greeted the…

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Bejeweled 2018 – February 10, 2018

Oct 17, 2017

Join us for Bejeweled 2018, TCSI’s annual gala, on Saturday, February 10, 2018! The Mardi Gras-themed festivities include music, dancing, shopping, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and libations. Tickets are $100. All proceeds benefit the Center for Success and Independence Scholarship Fund, helping teens and their families who are financially unable to afford much needed treatment. All…

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TCSI Harvey Recovery Fund

Sep 5, 2017

Even if you and your family were not directly impacted by Harvey, you likely know someone who was. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your neighbors. The Center itself was fortunate. The buildings did not flood. We never lost power. We had plenty of food for the kids and staff…

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Everyone is Safe

Aug 27, 2017

The Center has staff, food and electricity. There is some street flooding but there is none in the building. Everyone is safe. We will keep you updated if anything changes. Stay safe.

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Wade Phillips Book Signing – June 20

Jun 5, 2017

Join Wade Phillips, the Ram’s new defensive coordinator, at a signing of his new book, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life, benefitting the Center for Success and Independence. The signing will take place the evening of June 20th at the home of Bill Baldwin, 205 Bayland in Houston.  Like his…

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