My Red Tent
Dr. Anna Brandon is a board-certified clinical psychologist in private practice in Southlake, Texas. Anna completed her doctoral training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and subsequently received a Master of Science in Clinical Science as a National Institutes of Health funded Clinical Scholar.
As an Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern, she assisted in the development of a free standing Women’s Mental Health Center, and was awarded an early career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop Partner-Assisted Interpersonal Psychotherapy (PA-IPT) for perinatal mood disorders. Her research took her to the University of North Carolina, where between 2011 and 2014 she was also the staff psychologist at the first dedicated perinatal psychiatry inpatient unit in the US.
Anna returned to Texas in 2014, establishing a private practice specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in adolescent girls and women who are struggling in the context of reproductive events (premenstrual tension, infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, perinatal trauma, postpartum distress, and menopause). Anna continues to practice Partner-Assisted Interpersonal Psychotherapy, educating spouses about mental disorders and inviting them to be part of a woman’s recovery process. She also sees couples, particularly when emotional distress appears to be linked with relationship issues.
In 2017, Anna and a colleague, Neysa Johnson, MD, (a reproductive psychiatrist) founded My Red Tent, a federally recognized non-profit devoted to providing free resources to underserved women struggling with depression and anxiety during pregnancy, after pregnancy loss, and in the first postpartum year. The mission of My Red Tent is to reduce the financial barriers preventing women from seeking and receiving necessary support and hope during the transition into the important role of motherhood.
Alongside connecting women all over the US with generous clinicians for local services (there are 124 professionals listed in 32 states so far), My Red Tent holds two free support groups at 305 Miron Drive, Southlake, TX 76092 the first Saturday of each month. Mothers struggling during pregnancy and the postpartum meet from 11am to 12:30pm and women struggling with pregnancy or infant loss meet from 1:30pm to 3pm.