Memphis Center for Mindful Living provides individual and group counseling, mindfulness classes, trauma-informed yoga, group meditation, and retreats. Founded by owner and psychologist Amy Balentine, the center offers mind-body services which provide improved quality of life and healing to children, teens, and adults.
Counseling is provided for a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, inattention and hyperactivity, behavioral problems, academic problems, and parenting issues.
Empirically supported interventions are used, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, mindfulness-based therapy, internal family systems therapy, play therapy, and solutions-focused therapy.
Amy Balentine has worked as a licensed psychologist in Memphis since 2004. In addition to her work at this center, she has been employed in a number of settings in Memphis. She has served children with developmental disabilities at the Boling Center, conducted therapy and assessment at Samaritan Counseling Centers of the Midsouth, and directed an intensive eating disorder at the Transformation Center. In addition to her work at this center, she is involved in research on mindfulness in association with the University of California in San Diego. She also works part time in a primary care setting at Christ Community Health Services. Currently, she is the immediate past president of the Memphis Area Psychological Association. She grew up in Missouri and earned her B.A. at. Harding University in Arkansas and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. She lives with her husband, two boys, and dog. When not working, she spends free time birding, gardening, walking her dog, camping, and spending time with family and friends.