Ann Friedman, Ph.D., a psychologist, is the Director of Curriculum for the Mind Body Spirit Institute of The Jung Center of Houston.  Ann received her Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA in 2015, and her Certification in Cognitively Based Compassion Training from the Center for Contemplative Studies and Compassion Based Ethics at Emory University.  She has also completed courses for children and teens through Mindful Schools, A Still Quiet Place and .b.  She is a Certified Clinicial Trauma Professional (CCTP).

Ann teaches mindfulness to adults and youth individually and through class as The Jung Center, at The Houston Health Museum, and Rothko Chapel.  She provides trainings for businesses, nonprofits, schools, and accounting and law firms internationally.   She taught across Southeast Texas following Hurricane Harvey and was sent by UNICEF and Mental Health America of Greater Houston to Florida and Puerto Rico following hurricanes.  Ann taught in a middle school in Oklahoma through HealthCorps.

She has worked with various trauma groups, including Afghan refugee women through Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston (2022-23) and homeless youth at Covenant House through a study of the University of Texas Nursing School (2020-2023).

For ten years, Ann served as Adjunct Professor in the U.H. Counseling Psychology Graduate Program.  She holds both a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from U.H.  She completed her Internship in Clinical Psychology at U.T. Medical School and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.

An active community volunteer, Ann is married to attorney J. Kent Friedman.  They have five children and eight grandchildren.  Ann loves to spend her time in nature and to read.

This profile was last updated on June 30, 2024