Grizelda Anguiano was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and a graduate from United High School. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio—Birds up! Dr. Anguiano went on to earn her medical degree and pediatric medicine training from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston through 2009. She is a board-certified pediatrician, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Anguiano then moved to San Antonio to be closer to family and began working as a pediatric hospitalist at Methodist Children’s Hospital. She, thereafter, worked as a general pediatrician at Through the Years Pediatrics until 2019.
After her time at Through the Years Pediatrics, she was given the opportunity to practice Medication Management at Mind Works Clinical and Counseling Psychology until early December 2022 where her passion grew in providing mental health services.
Dr. Anguiano, who has dealt with ADHD herself, has dedicated her time and heart to learning as much as possible about behavioral health in order to become a better provider and parent.
Through the years, she has become certified to provide cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) specifically to sleep train and wean off sleep medications. She has also taken courses such as CBT for anxiety and DBT, dialectical behavioral therapy, to better understand the great work that psychotherapists provide.
Dr. Anguiano read about Sanity School® for Parents in the book The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD Anxiety and More by Elaine Taylor-Klaus. She enrolled in this pivotal program and was hooked! She then became a certified Sanity School® trainer to provide this program locally. Which further ignited her path to become a certified professional coach to provide services globally.
Dr. Anguiano is married with two children and enjoys creating priceless moments with them. They have each contributed to her yearning to be the best version of herself and continue to encourage her in this journey.
Our mission is to provide compassionate and effective mental health care to neurodivergent children and their families. We strive to create a supportive and collaborative environment where families feel safe to share their experiences and work towards their goals.
We believe in authenticity and aim to provide an anchor for families who may feel lost or overwhelmed. We take a holistic approach to mental health care, recognizing that medication management is just one aspect of treatment and that the whole person needs to be considered.
We envision a world where families feel supported, empowered, and confident in raising their neurodivergent children. We are dedicated to destigmatizing mental health and building strong family relationships through our coaching and mental health services. Our goal is to restore mental health and help families thrive, not just survive.
We believe that every family is unique, and we strive to provide individualized care that is tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each family. We are committed to working collaboratively with parents to provide them with the tools and resources they need to confidently support their children's mental health and development.
After years of seeing and appreciating how much physical activity contributes to the whole person, Dr. Anguiano decided to pursue a certification program through SPIDERfit® kids, and completed the youth physical literacy specialist course in May of 2018.
Seeing the connection between exercise and the mind, she began searching for further opportunities to serve children, and was fascinated to discover Yoga Calm® for Children and completed the Yoga Calm® youth instructor certification in October of 2019. This innovative program is a combination of not only yoga, but also mindfulness and social-emotional learning.
Concurrently, while providing medication management services, before COVID Dr. Anguiano launched PLAY Awareness with the mission to promote physical activity as well as embracing emotional and mental health. Although COVID deterred that plan it none the less served a purpose. Check out her amateur YouTube videos which was a contribution to getting our children moving in times of “lock down” while it was difficult to continue giving classes in person.