Our Mission

I AM Mind and Body Wellness Center is a team of specialists and certified instructors whose Mission is to educate and train individuals in Mindfulness practices with the goal of integration of mental, physical and spiritual well-being.  I AM Mind and Body Wellness professionals provide training through experiential workshops, group formats and in PowerPoint presentations.

Specialists include:  Psychologist, licensed professional counselors, meditation therapists, registered yoga instructors, registered nurse and registered and licensed dietitians.

Workshops include: Training on mindfulness practice, guided imagery meditation, mindfulness based stress reduction, gentle breath centered flow yoga, breathing practice, journaling practice, mindful nutritional health practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology.

Events

 EVENTS

Please find contact information for registration  listed in the description for each group. To  schedule a Wellness Workshop for your organization contact us through our main number at 210/253.9763


LIST OF WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

These 3-hour experiential and integrative workshops are available at various times throughout the year or call to schedule for your group at 210/253.9763.

  • I AM Empowered to be Mindful in my Eating
  • I AM Empowered to be Mindful & Present for the Holidays
  • I AM Empwered with Mindful Movement
  • I AM Empowered with a Joyful Heart
  • I AM Empowered to Make Peace with My Surroundings
  • I AM Empowered & Mindful of My Emotion

Current & On Going Groups


WEEKLY GUIDED IMAGERY GROUP

Connect with others in a supportive, nurturing environment where you will learn to Empower Yourself, Live in the Moment and experience a Happier Life exploring the practice of guided imagery meditation.

Each Guided Imagery Session is structured to create complete physiological rest, enhancing mental clarity and personal empowerment.

Lead by Elizabeth Garrison, Guided Imagery Meditation Specialist

Tuesdays    5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

 

Individual sessions are available on Fridays – the cost is $85/per 1.5hours. Cash payments accepted.

Please contact the office or call Elizabeth Garrison at 713/575.0097 to reserve your space or schedule your individual session.


EMOTIONAL EATING SUPPORT GROUP

On-going and open therapy group for adults with emotional eating (BED, Night Eating, Compulsive Overeating, and Bulimia) utilizing three evidence-based treatment approaches:  CBT, DBT and ACT.

Co-lead by Susan C. Mengden, PhD, CEDS-s &

Elizabeth Bright, MAC, LPC-S

Tuesdays    11:00am  – 12:30pm

or  

Saturdays  1:00pm – 2:30pm     

Lead by Rohnn Holder, PsyD, LPC-S

Cost is $30 per group.  No insurance accepted.


DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY GROUP

A closed 16-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills group; opens every 17th week. This skills group is designed specifically for persons with disorders of Emotional Dysregulation, i.e., Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and/or Anxiety Disorder. Call to enroll in the next group.

Co-lead by Susan C. Mengden, PhD, CEDS-s &

Meredith Woolsey, LPC Intern

Wednesdays    10:00am – 11:30am

Call Meredith Woolsey at 361/563.1584 to register or for additional information.

or

Saturdays  10:00am – 11:30am 

Lead by Rohhn Holder, PsyD, LPC-S

Call Ronald Holder at 210/643.7064 to register or for additional information.

Cost is $30 per group.


DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY GROUP for ADOLESCENTS

A closed 16-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills group; opens every 17th week. This skills group is designed specifically for persons with disorders of Emotional Dysregulation, i.e., Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and/or Anxiety Disorder.

Co-lead by Susan C. Mengden, PhD, CEDS-s &

Meredith Woolsey, LPC Intern

Call Meredith Woolsey at 361/563.1584  for start date. Time will be 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Cost is $30 per group.


MINDFULNESS SKILLS GROUP

On-going and open group for adults desiring to learn mindfulness skills. Mindfulness gives you tools to manage stress, depression and pain, promote healing and improve quality of sleep.

Our #LearnPracticeBeMindful approach teaches the skills that research has shown to assist in finding balance and joy in your life.

Lead by Pam Curtis, LPC

Thursdays    5:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Cost is $20. No insurance accepted at this time. Call Pam Curtis at 210/861.5056 to register.


Meet Us

Susan C. Mengden, PhD, CEDS-s, Founder & Executive Director

Susan C. Mengden has almost 30 years- experience treating trauma and eating disorders.  She has taught Mindfulness since 2007, both in treatment centers and in private practice.

Mengden earned her BA and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and her MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.   She is a Licensed Psychologist and is Certified as an Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and a CEDS Supervisor.  She is also Intensively Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Mindfulness Practice is an integral part of DBT. Mengden has led DBT and Mindfulness groups for 10 years.

She developed and implemented the military’s first multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment program at Brooke Army Medical Center and has spent a number of years in private practice, actively collaborating with other professionals in the community to provide evidence-based care for her clients.  Dr Mengden co-founded EDCASA:Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio in 2007.  EDCASA was the first intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program for eating disorder patients in South Texas.  EDCASA partnered with Eating Recovery Center in 2014.  Dr Mengden remained at Eating Recovery Center San Antonio as Executive Director until 2016.  In 2016, she partnered with Elizabeth Garrison to form I AM Mind and Body Wellness Center to bring the benefits of Mindfulness Practice to San Antonio’s behavioral health and business communities.

Dr Mengden presents continuing education lectures at the national, state and local level on topics including mindfulness, eating disorder treatment ethics, substance use, trauma, self-harm, and a variety of other mental health topics. She presents mindfulness workshops on topics including Finding Joy, Finding Work/Life Balance, Reducing Stress and Being Present for the Holidays.

Elizabeth Garrison, Guided Imagery Meditation Specialist

I have mastered many types of Meditation over the years and had many teachers traveling extensively to explore this ancient practice. I began to craft my own special program using Guided Imagery and Mindfulness together with Autogenic Training to help people release stress, gain clarity to enable themselves to move forward, find solutions and confront situations head on.

My partnership with Dr. Susan Mengden at the I AM Mind and Body Wellness Center is the continuation of my work helping clients who are dealing with severe pain, cancer, debilitating illnesses, physical and emotional stress and eating disorders.

The Power Is Within You. Going within and learning to trust your intuitive senses will bring transformation and allow you to embrace positive change in your life.

I am an ardent animal and nature lover, enjoying yoga, walking and spending time with family and friends.

 

Pam Curtis, LPC

I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over 40 years-experience in the mental health field. My time as a counselor/therapist has been devoted to working with people with eating disorders, including families, couples, individuals, and groups. Body image, trauma treatment, art, and movement have always been my specialties. My training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance, Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

In addition to my private practice I have worked as a Staff Therapist at Eating Recovery Center of San Antonio, previously the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio and as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with the Northeast Independent and the Austin Independent School Districts.

My outside passions include dance, art, yoga, jogging, and spending time in nature.  But my most special time spent is with

Lucy K. Ziegler LPC, MBSR-QT, LLC 

Lucy has worked with adults and adolescents as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1996. Specializing in Trauma, she worked at the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center and trained with the Life After Loss Program through the American Cancer Society. She frequently presents continuing education and training workshops for Mental Health Professionals on topics such as Ethics, Trauma Counseling, and “The Beauty of Adulthood”.

In addition to her Private Counseling Practice and Trauma Group Work, Lucy is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Qualified Teacher (MBSR-QT) with Extensive training from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.  She teaches 8 Week MBSR Courses to individuals wanting to learn how manage stress and improve stress related problems relating to energy, sleep, concentration, patience, memory, problem solving and relationships.

Southwest Counseling and Mindfulness Center    https://SWCMCenter.com

 Meredith Woolsey

I am a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio, where I received a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My approach to counseling closely mirrors my view of life: there is no one-size-fits-all answer. I use an eclectic approach to counseling, pulling from the core theoretical approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I began my counseling experience at Family Violence Prevention Services where I worked with victims and survivors of domestic violence. I am excited to continue my counseling journey working as a member of this team!

Janet Funari, Marketing Manager

Hallie Nikotich, Community Outreach & Marketing


Specialists

Our wellness specialists include:

  •  Psychologist
  •  Licensed Professional Counselors
  •  Licensed Professional Social Worker
  •  Meditation Therapist
  •  Registered Yoga Instructors
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitians
  • Licensed Massage Therapist

 

info@iamwellnesssa.com    

Phone: (210) 253-9763        Fax: (210)255-1681

901 NE Loop 410, Ste. 508
San Antonio, Texas 78209

 

I AM Mind and Body Wellness Center is a team of specialists and certified instructors whose Mission is to educate and train individuals in Mindfulness practices with the goal of integration of mental, physical and spiritual well-being.  I AM Mind and Body Wellness professionals provide training through experiential workshops, group formats and in PowerPoint presentations.

Specialists include:  Psychologist, licensed professional counselors, meditation therapists, registered yoga instructors, registered nurse and registered and licensed dietitians.

Workshops include: Training on mindfulness practice, guided imagery meditation, mindfulness based stress reduction, gentle breath centered flow yoga, breathing practice, journaling practice, mindful nutritional health practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology.

Resources & Community

RESOURCES:

I AM believes in giving back and taking part in our San Antonio Community. Here are some of the ways we are involved.

Participation:

4yourBody – Promoting a Positive Body Image is an educational program presented to Middle School students that introduces the conversation and gives skills on how to develop and maintain a postive body image.

One component is the Postive Body Image Pledge – If you are interested in downloading a copy click the link below. We are so enthusiatic about bringing the message of true body acceptance and so glad you made it to the site today to take the pledge!!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PCmKusR66c3KnRBHJvL1mnTmbJOdLOxebko6k84uqYU

 

Supporting:

THE 2ND Annual “Reach for the Stars” SA Life Academy Fundraiser is Monday, October 2nd . All are invited to attend and show their support.  There will be light refreshments, a Silent Auction and a special “Down at the Pearl” Raffle. Hope to see you there! Call our office for more details.


Independence Shredding is a local company providing autonomy and independence for two young men with disablilties in our community. They do a wonderful job and you can’t beat the price or the customer service!  phone: 210.317.6173                              contact@independenceshredding.com http://www.facebook.com/independenceshredding

 

 

 

 

 

 

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