Dr. Hoenig completed her undergraduate study at Southern Methodist University and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. As a part of her training, she worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including Terrell State Hospital, Parkland Psychiatric Emergency Room, Highland Park Independent School District, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, and Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. As a post-doctoral fellow, she was trained as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist as a part of several research protocols funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
As a staff psychologist in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Children’s Medical Center, she provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to children and adolescents with mood and anxiety related disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, and School Refusal. She also conducted psychoeducational and psychological evaluations specializing in the diagnoses of Autism, Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Hoenig continues to use CBT to help patients manage mood and anxiety related symptoms. CBT is an empirically supported, brief, problem-focused treatment which concentrates on interactions between behavior, thoughts, and emotions. Several trials have established efficacy in children and adolescents. This intervention views the patient as the expert in his or her own symptoms and builds on this expertise by teaching strategies and skills to address problem areas.