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 on Mind and Body Wellness for 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:  Psychologists, 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 call the office at 210/253.9763 to enroll in one of our groups or to schedule a Wellness Workshop for your organization.


Do you find yourself feeling anxious about the upcoming holidays?  We will be teaching Mindfulness Skills to help empower you for a Mindful & Present Holiday Season. Reserve your space below on the calendar or call the office at 210/253.9763. Space is limited.


Current & On Going Groups

WEEKLY GUIDED IMAGERY GROUP

Lead by Elizabeth Garrison, Guided Imagery Meditation Specialist

Tuesdays  3:30pm – 5:00pm

Ongoing and open group for adults that will focus on stress reduction.  Cost is $35 for 1 1/2 hours. No insurance accepted at this time.

Space is limited to 4 participants for the group so please contact the office to reserve your spot.  Individual sessions are also available.


EMOTIONAL EATING SUPPORT GROUP

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

Elizabeth Bright, MAC, LPC-S

Tuesdays    11:00am  – 12:30pm

Ongoing 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.

Cost is $30 per group or insurance.  Accepting most insurance.


ANOREXIA RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

Co-Lead by Stefanie Gray, MA, PhD, LPA and

Leslie Beggs, RD, LD, CPT

 Tuesdays    5:30pm – 8:00pm

 A 12-week closed group for adults who are receiving outpatient care for anorexia.  We meet weekly for a supported dinner, followed by group therapy.  The goal of the group is to provide professional and peer support for your healing.  Group will open every 13th week.

Cost is $40 per group and participants will bring their own dinner. Call Dr. Gray at 210/570.2454 to enroll.


DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY GROUP

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

Meredith Woolsey, LPC Intern

Wednesdays    10:00am – 11:30am

A closed 14-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills group; opens every 15th 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.

Cost is $30 per group or insurance.  Accepting most insurance.


RESILIENCY GROUP

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

Lucy K. Ziegler, LPC, LLC

Wednesdays   5:00pm – 6:30pm

A 12-week closed therapy group for adults with a history of childhood sexual abuse and/or adult relational trauma. Group will open every 13th week. Call to enroll in the next group.

Cost is $60 per group or insurance.  Accepting most insurance.


MINDFULNESS SKILLS GROUP

Lead by Pam Curtis, LPC

Thursdays    5:00pm – 6:00pm

Ongoing and open group for adults desiring to learn mindfulness skills to help manage stress, depression and pain, promote healing and improve quality of sleep, and find balance and joy in life.

Ideal for participants in I AM Wellness workshops who want to strengthen and expand skills learned in the workshops.

Cost is $20. No insurance accepted at this time. Call 210/253.9763 to register.


MINDFUL BODY IMAGE FREEDOM

Lead by Rohnn Holder, PsyD, LPC-S

 Saturdays   10:00am – 11:30am

On-going and open 10-week group devoted to helping group members develop body acceptance and body appreciation. The group focus will be to challenge messages from the media about what constitutes a healthy body.

Cost is $35 per group. No insurance accepted at this time.


LIST OF WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

  • 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 Emotions

Meet Us

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

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. The practice of meditation enabled me to attain absolute relaxation, pull myself up, find strength and clarity to move forward and confront my problems head on.

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 that are often dealing with severe pain, cancer, debilitating illnesses, stress both physical and emotional and eating disorders.

The Power Is Within You. Going within and learning to trust our intuitive senses will bring transformation and 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 a 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 Lincensed Specialist in School of Psychology with the Northeast Independent and the Austin Indepednet School Districts.

My outside interests and passions include dance, art, yoga, jogging, and spending time in nature.  But my most special time spent is with my family and being the proud grandmother of 4 precious grandchildren.

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!

I believe that as humans, we were created for connection with others. At times, we all experience unexpected circumstances that make life challenging. Attempting to balance all of life’s challenges on our own can be confusing and frustrating. I focus on helping my clients discover their self-worth and core values in order to help them build a life they are proud of.

I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, but have called San Antonio home for the past three years. I am a huge lover of the outdoors, and enjoy spending as much time in the sunshine (wearing my sunscreen!) as possible. I also enjoy reading; combining those two hobbies oftentimes looks like reading a book while lying in my hammock outside. The greater San Antonio community is one that I am proud to be a part of, and one I love to serve.

 

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 on Mind and Body Wellness for 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:  Psychologists, 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.

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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