Shun Huddleston, Ph.D.
Dr. Shun Huddleston earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The University of Houston. She completed her APA-approved internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Consortium. Dr. Huddleston fulfilled her clinical postdoctoral fellowship requirements at Baylor College of Medicine with a clinical health psychology focus within the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center. During her fellowship, her work focused on therapeutic interventions for patients with chronic health problems and in the evaluation and treatment of Veterans with TBI and various psychological concerns.
Dr. Huddleston specializes in treating adolescents, adults, and families with presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, health concerns, adjustment and life change difficulties, substance abuse issues, and trauma. Her research and clinical interests are in the management of co-existing psychiatric and physical illnesses, integrated care, health promotion and disease prevention, psychosocial and cultural factors of health, health disparities, and sexual health. In every client interaction, Dr. Huddleston’s primary goal is to help patients develop the necessary skills in thinking and behaving to improve their health, daily functioning, and sense of confidence. She applies best practice methods in helping individuals and families overcome their struggles, but also implements kindness and respect. Dr. Huddleston uses an empathetic and nonjudgmental approach to truly understand individuals’ needs and from a perspective that appreciates the many facets that influence our lived experiences.
Dr. Huddleston is a member of several organizations on the local and national level. She has a laudable publication record, including co-authorship in The Journal of Rural Health, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Health Psychology Research. She has presented at national conferences and facilitated educational trainings at the American Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine and Texas Psychological Association. She has served as a reviewer of proposals for the APA convention, National Multicultural Conference & Summit, and Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Huddleston has also participated as an ad hoc reviewer for Psychology of Women Quarterly and Women and Therapy journals.
In her spare time, Dr. Huddleston enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, exercising, and volunteering.