Who We Are | The Mind and Body Institute

The Mind and Body Institute of the Lehigh Valley is an integrative achievement center where children, youth, and adults come to learn, strengthen and revitalize the systems of the body and brain.  We use the latest in exercise science, neuroscience, and somatic (body-centered) research to promote emotional control, develop executive functioning skills, and practice life transforming habits. 


We specialize in:


  • Academics

  • Anxiety

  • Attention

  • Motivation

  • Impulse Control




  • Self Esteem

  • Strength and Agility

  • Social Awareness

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Communication

  • Risk Behaviors

  • Immune Responsiveness

  • Character Development

  • Stress Management

  • Eating and Sleeping Patterns

Meet the founders of The Mind and Body Institute

Thomas Simpson, M.Ed - Founder, President

Tom is originally from Northeast, Pa.  He graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Kinesiology with a specialty in Biobehavioral Health.  He earned a Masters Degree in Education from East Stroudsburg University and since 2006 has worked as a Behavioral Specialist concentrating on Functional Behavioral and Environmental Influences. Throughout his career in education and behavioral health, Tom has served as a leader in the community by sitting on a multitude of committees that support at-risk youth.  His expertise is working with those that struggle with ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders.   Tom, his wife Marie and his four boys reside in Center Valley.

Dr. Ameesh Patel, MD, MPH  - Director of Operations 

Dr. Patel is native of Pittsburg, Pa.  After graduation from medical school, Dr. Patel went on to pursue endeavors in the private sector.  Most recently, Dr. Patel graduated from New York Medical College of Health Sciences with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH).  He brings over 20 years of expertise in medicine, health policy, public health and management of non-profits. Dr. Patel is the Principal and Managing Member of Bridge Lane Global, a healthcare consulting company, and serves on the Board of Directors at the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.  Dr. Patel and his family reside in Saucon Valley.

Dr. Anthony Colasurdo, DC

Dr. Anthony Colasurdo is a native of East Hanover, NJ.  He earned a BS in Economics from Montclair State College and in 1996, his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life College in Atlanta, Ga.  Since 1997, Dr. Colasurdo has co-owned Coopersburg Family Chiropractic. As an expert on the devastating impact of subluxations, Dr. Colasurdo has been committed to educating the public on the importance of healthy neuropathways.  He passionately believes in the opportunity for optimal health and through his practice, has positively altered countless lives of children and adults.  Dr. Colasurdo coached youth wrestling in the Lehigh Valley for 10 years and is an avid cyclist.  He is honored to say he completed the Race Across America in 2009.  Dr. Colasurdo, his wife Trish and their three boys reside in Center Valley. 

Dr. Trish Colasurdo, DC

Dr. Trish Colasurdo is a native of Coral Springs, Fl. where she earned a BA in General Science from Florida Atlantic University.  In 1996, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life College in Atlanta, Ga. Since 1997, Dr. Colasurdo has co-owned Coopersburg Family Chiropractic and for two decades, has been dedicated to helping people live healthier lives through her low and moderate force adjusting techniques.  She is committed to providing thorough, gentle and effective chiropractic care for the whole family, including children and pregnant mothers.  Dr. Colasurdo prides herself on providing community education on health and wellness topics such as stress and pain management, nutrition, and raising healthy children.  She is the Vice President of the Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis and is a member of the Southern Lehigh Education Foundation.  Dr. Colasurdo, her husband Tony and their three boys reside in Center Valley.

Kurt Miller, M.SL

Kurt Miller grew up in Bucks County, Pa where he attended Quakertown School District.   He earned a BA in Business Administration from York College.  Kurt furthered his studies at Newman University where he received a Masters of Organizational Strategic Leadership (M.SL).  Kurt has always been highly driven to succeed and in 2012, opened South Mountain CrossFit.  Since, he has earned a CF-Level 2 Certification, a CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification and was ranked in the top 200 worldwide for his age.  He serves as an administrator of the North Penn Gold Star Foundation supporting those who have lost loved ones in battle. He and his wife Kacie reside in Hellertown.
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