Susan C. Mengden, PhD, CEDS-s
CEO and Clinical Director
- 31 years specializing in treatment of all types of eating disorders
- Extensive experience at inpatient, PHP, IOP and outpatient
- Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, iaedp approved supervisor
- Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Susan C. Mengden has 31-years experience treating adults and adolescents with eating disorders both in inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a native Texan and graduate of TMI, The Episcopal School of Texas. She has a passion for providing San Antonio, South Texas and Hill Country communities with evidence-based eating disorder treatment in a supportive, educational environment that allows patients to heal close to home.
Dr Mengden earned her BA and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and her MA and PhD from Boston College. She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, iaedp approved supervisor (CEDS-s). She is Intensively Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr Mengden developed and implemented the military’s first multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment program at Brooke Army Medical Center and has spent many years in private practice, actively collaborating with professionals in the community to provide evidence-based care for patients. She 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 Texas.
Dr Mengden presents continuing education lectures at the national, state and local level on topics including eating disorder treatment, ethics, substance use, trauma, self-harm, mindfulness and a variety of other mental health topics. She is active in the local chapter of iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals), where she currently serves as vice president and San Antonio Group Psychotherapy Society, where she is past president and a current board member.
Dr. Mengden was recently featured in San Antonio Woman Magazine. Click to view.