InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center
InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center was established in 2013 by Dr. Heather Ingram as a means of helping people and families affected by mental health issues. InMindOut provides a wide range of therapeutic services, including consultation and therapy for families, couples, and individuals. The staff at InMindOut is highly trained, warm, and respectful of your unique needs. We believe you can achieve positive change, and we will support you each step of the way.
Dr. Heather Ingram, originally from Chicago, obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. At Argosy, Dr. Ingram obtained a specialization in child and family interventions. Throughout her training, Dr. Ingram worked in a variety of settings around Chicago including Elgin Mental Health Center on the Unfit to Stand Trial Unit, Bridge View-Challenger Therapeutic Day School, Women In Need Growing Stronger domestic violence shelter, and Gateway Foundation residential substance abuse treatment center. During her work in Boston, Dr. Ingram worked at Walden Behavioral Care eating disorder clinic, where she worked in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Dr. Ingram has training and experience working with a range of mental health concerns including eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and domestic violence. In 2013, Dr. Ingram moved to Texas to continue working with clients affected by mental illness and their families by founding InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center.
Dr. Laurel Bluntzer earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University after obtaining her B.A. in Psychology from Texas State University. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and couple and family concerns. Dr. Bluntzer has extensive experience providing individual, couple, family and group therapy to a wide variety of clients including settings such as community mental health, a shelter for trauma survivors, chronic pain clinics, St. Mary’s University Testing and Psychological Services and Texas State University Counseling Center. Dr. Bluntzer has facilitated group therapy including Art Group Therapy and Mindfulness Group Therapy. Dr. Bluntzer works with clients to evaluate their unique needs, strengths, and resources and to identify individualized methods for achieving emotional wellness. Dr. Bluntzer is committed to serving marginalized and underserved individuals and their families. She believes in the interconnectedness of mind-body-spirit and often utilizes mindfulness to address the effects of emotional pain holistically.
Casey Arrillaga is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with years of experience in working with people of all kinds who have trouble with using substances or behaviors compulsively, as well as helping those people and their families heal and grow together. Casey comes with a positive, strengths-based approach that helps everyone involved see that they are good people struggling with a difficult condition. Casey believes that everyone deserves relief from that struggle and he takes joy in helping others learn to heal, grow, and ultimately soar. Casey specializes in working with problem drinking, prescription and illicit drug abuse, codependency and enabling, and compulsive sex/love. He also has extensive experience helping family members understand how they can support both themselves and their loved one, while not falling into patterns of codependency and enabling. Casey received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Dependency Counseling and is working towards his Master of Social Work with an emphasis in clinical studies. As well as seeing individual clients, he currently runs a Family Workshop program for a treatment center in the Hill Country. Casey regularly gives presentations on “Addiction and the Brain”, “Understanding Codependency,” “How to Improve Communication and Set Effective Boundaries,” and other subjects that are vital for those with a problem and their families. Casey is available for individual, couples, family, group, and educational sessions through InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center
Mia is a Licensed Master Social Worker who is passionate about her ‘calling’ to help others enhance or restore their well-being. Through her own adolescent hardships and second chances she has learned that accepting where a person is at in their life and holding the person with positivity has the potential to bring powerful transformations. Mia believes that the foundation of good therapy is the ability to develop a genuine therapist-client relationship. Her approach to therapy is open, supportive, and collaborative. Mia considers it an honor to be a part of helping people gain self-awareness and self-compassion so that they may be fulfilled in the pursuit of their life journey. Mia has extensive experience/education in trauma, depression, anxiety, shame/guilt, stress management, childhood abuse/neglect, attachment issues, adoption, addiction, and relationship issues including: effective communication/co-dependency/infidelity/separation/divorce. She uses evidence-based treatments and is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.) If you are considering EMDR therapy please understand that Mia must follow proper protocol which involves assessing a client for this type of therapy. EMDR therapy will only be offered after the clinician and client feel comfortable in the common interactions of traditional therapy which may take more than four consecutive therapy sessions.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern and obtained a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is currently working towards certification as a Registered Play Therapist. She has worked in a variety of settings providing play therapy to younger clients at Texas State University Counseling Clinic, Hope Hospice, and Tom Green Elementary School. Elizabeth has also facilitated groups and provided individual counseling for both child and adult survivors of family violence and sexual assault through the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. Elizabeth believes in the strength and resiliency of all people. She works from an Adlerian perspective, which helps deepen awareness on family history, life experiences, and unique attributes the client offers to others. She believes in an egalitarian relationship with the client, providing resources and encouragement to facilitate change. Elizabeth uses a variety of interventions including play therapy, sand tray, and expressive arts.
Rosa Burroughs moved to San Antonio after completing her service in the United States Marine Corps. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with Honors from American Military University. She is completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology with Capella University. Her approach to therapy is a blend of elements tailored to meet the needs of each client. She is dedicated to applying her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life, attain a sense of fulfillment, and create paths to the lives they desire. After earning her Masters degree, she will be continuing on to obtain her doctorate in clinical psychology.
Dr. Rachel Bryant was raised in the Washington DC metropolitan area; however, recently located to Texas from Atlanta, Georgia. She obtained her Doctorate in Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College. Dr. Bryant is passionate about providing services to underserved and marginalized communities and is extremely dedicated to increasing mental health awareness in these communities. More specifically, Dr. Bryant is especially committed to dispelling the myths and stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment, particularly in the African-American community. Dr. Bryant has worked in a variety of settings to include children’s shelters, community agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and residential facilities. Dr. Bryant has extensive experience in psychological assessment and is proficient in completing evaluations for a wide range of presenting concerns. Dr. Bryant’s strength is her ability to quickly and effectively establish a connection and develop a positive relationship with her patients. She is also a strong patient advocate and often assists in connecting her patients with community resources. Dr. Bryant has training and experience in a variety of presenting issues to include depression, anxiety, trauma, mood-related disorders, and domestic violence. Dr. Bryant does not ascribe herself to one specific orientation and insists on providing individualized treatment that will best fit the needs of her patients. Her interventions include, but are not limited to, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Dr. Bryant also utilizes spirituality and faith-based interventions. Dr. Bryant enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Jessica Aleman is originally from Miami, Florida. She obtained her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from NOVA Southeastern University, where she specialized in long-term mental illness, and her BA from Florida State University, where she majored in Psychology. She has had the privilege of treating clientele from very diverse backgrounds in both English and Spanish, and has experience working in a variety of settings such as crisis units, inpatient programs, community mental health centers, and outpatient clinics. While her theoretical orientation is eclectic, she leans toward Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Rogerian (or Person-Centered) approaches. Dr. Aleman is proficient in treating several mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia (and other related psychotic disorders), bipolar disorder (and other related mood disorders), substance abuse, including dual-diagnosis, and gender dysphoria. She helps clients identify their problematic thinking patterns, develop coping mechanisms, process their trauma, and understand how past experiences affect their current level of functioning. Dr. Aleman values the transformative nature of a strong therapeutic relationship and is proficient in providing therapy for individuals, groups, couples, and families. Her goal is to apply her experience and compassion to the therapeutic process so that clients can begin to address their personal issues, improve their quality of life, and ultimately attain a sense of peace and fulfillment. In therapy, Dr. Aleman is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and personable; she creates a safe space in which clients can begin the process of healing by first exploring their areas of vulnerability, loss, grief, and trauma. The philosophy behind her therapeutic approach is best captured in Ernest Hemingway’s famous words: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
Year Business Started:2013
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