Mental Health is Her Passion

by Amy Sharp

“I want to change the semantics of mental health,” says Teresa Reading, RN. “People are not the sum of their illnesses. If we look beyond the labels…with the proper help we see who a person truly is and what they can be!”

Teresa works together with her husband, neuropsychiatrist Dr. William H. Reading, in a beautiful office on the Southwest Freeway. Teresa remembers choosing the location: “I grew up in Victoria, TX. Whenever I drove through Sugar Land, the energy of this community was palpable. My husband and I knew it was this was place where our professional goals would flourish…and our kids could attend and enjoy the excellent schools!”

Twenty years after settling here, Teresa and Dr. Reading have a thriving practice that concentrates on all aspects of psychiatric care, recovery of addictive diseases and NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). “I have an interest in how the brain relates to our everyday function,” says Teresa, “so I’m excited to be a part of this cutting-edge technology. NeuroStar TMS is the only FDA-approved non-drug, non-invasive treatment for major depression. The electromagnet used in TMS creates electric currents that stimulate nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control and depression to improve your outlook…from the inside out!”

When you come into this office, you are treated like family. Teresa says, “We want everyone to feel welcome, respected and understood. Our office isn’t clinical…it’s homey, relaxing and inviting and we always ensure privacy! You can look for us and ‘like’ us on Facebook! Everyone on our team––including two of our four sons, Brian and Andre, along with the lovely Sanam and Kitzel––is committed to communication, caring, empathy and professionalism. I am so proud of all of them!”

Currently serving as Board Chair for Mental Health of Fort Bend County, Teresa has been a champion for mental health issue in our community. Her resume includes the Texana Champion of Health Award and the Mental Health America Bell Ringer recipient. She was the 2004 recipient of the Fort Bend Woman of the Year for Community Service. She serves on the board of the Fort Bend Symphony and was most recently named one of Houston’s Most Influential Women of 2013 by Houston Women’s Magazine.

Teresa Reading, RN
William H. Reading, MD
12603 Southwest Freeway, Suite 510
Stafford, Texas 77477

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