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Our Team

Team Leaders

wagner-rebeccaRebecca Wagner, PhD

Dr. Wagner is the program manager of the Professionals in Crisis Program. She is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Wagner’s research interests include mentalization-based treatment for eating disorders and an interdisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders.

She received her doctorate from Tennessee State University, her master’s from Villanova University and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

She is principal investigator on Menninger’s outcomes research related to eating disorder treatment.


Dr. Michael GroatMichael Groat, PhD

Dr. Groat, director of Menninger's Adult Division, also serves as assistant professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.

His interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality assessment and therapeutic communities. He co-authored a book chapter on personality assessment in the Handbook of Clinical Psychology, and he has published on topics ranging from attachment style and addictions to mentalizing-based approaches to treatment and impasses in treatment. He also lectures regularly at national meetings of professional organizations on topics ranging from depression, overcoming the stigma of mental illness and addiction, personality assessment and working with patients with challenging psychiatric disorders. Dr. Groat also presents nationally on psychotherapeutic hospital work.
Dr. Groat received his master’s degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and his doctor of counseling psychology degree from the State University of New York, Albany. Before coming to Menninger, Dr. Groat served as an associate psychologist for Capital District Psychiatric Center, Albany, NY. The American Psychoanalytic Association named Dr. Groat a Fellow in 2003-2004.
He completed a four-year advanced fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy and systems-based hospital work at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass. He also studied adult psychoanalysis as a candidate at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. He was a 2004 fellow of the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program at the Anna Freud Centre at the Yale Child Study Center and Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute and most recently completed studies at the Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executive Management at Rice University.