Dr. Susana E. Méndez, L.Ac, LCDC, Ma.OM, Dipl.OM, ADS, CAS, ABMPP, NBCDCH, CCJS-MAC, is a bi-lingual licensed psychiatrist in Argentina and licensed physician in Spain. She has over 27 years of experience working in the psychiatric and chemical dependence fields, with extensive experience in Residential and Outpatient programs working for profit and nonprofit corporations.
In Texas she was the Assistant Executive Director/Clinical Director for 11 years at Homeward Bound, Inc.; part of the treatment team of the Adult Outpatient Program at Nexus Recovery Center, Inc.; Doctors Hospital in Garland; and past Director of the Adult Outpatient component for The New Place. She was the Program Director of the Adults and Adolescents Residential Unit of Charter Behavioral Health System in central Pennsylvania and The Harbor in New Jersey.
Dr. Méndez is active in many organizations and is sub-investigator of several pharmaceutical clinical trials. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UTSWMC Department of Psychiatry, National International Registered Trainer for NADA, Board Member of NADA, Continuing education provider for NCCAOM and the California Acupuncture Board, Reiki Practitioner level I and II, L.Ac Practitioner at Aqua Medical Spa, consultant for the Private and State Hospitals in the Republic of Argentina, Telemundo) and 23 (Univision) in the USA.
Dr. Méndez is licensed in the State of Texas as an Acupuncturist, Acupuncture
Detoxification Specialist and Licensed Chemical Dependence Counselor. Nationally Diplomated
by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, The American
Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psycho diagnosticians and the National Board of Medical
Hypnotherapist, also Nationally certified in Addictive Disorders and other areas of clinical practice.
What a great week of learning and inspiration I had in Texas this past June. The most amazing thing for me was to feel the power of the acupuncture applied in a group setting. I know that the acupuncture has to help facilitate the recovery process on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. The addiction affects all those levels, so the treatment must access and address them all. It was just amazing to feel the shift of energy that occurred with the second outpatient group that we needled...from outright anger and defiance to calm and a deep sense of peace.
--Lorie Wilson, InnerWorks Holistic Health Center, LLC in Kansas