ALLY MATTESON, LCSW

ALLY MATTESON, LCSW

Project Director a.matteson@tcu.edu

Ally Matteson is a LCSW and a Project Director with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) which focuses on training organizations who are working with victims of child sex trafficking (CST) in the Houston area in a trauma informed care model called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) and she became a TBRI® practitioner in 2015. Prior to working with the KPICD, Ally worked as a therapist specializing in trauma at a residential treatment center that serves minor sex trafficking survivors in long term treatment. Ally trains and consults staff at residential treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, schools, community based service agencies and advocacy organizations on TBRI®, trafficking and complex trauma.

Ally earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Baylor University before spending time internationally doing community development projects in India and Egypt. She later returned to Baylor University to get her Masters in Social Work from the Diana Garland School of Social Work and Masters in Divinity from Truett Seminary both on Baylor University’s campus. Before arriving at the KPICD, Ally has served children, youth and families in a variety of capacities including residential settings, chaplaincy, foster care, disaster relief agencies and churches.

Ally resides in Spring, Tx with her husband Robbie and two children Charlie and Claire.