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Child and Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Assessments

Team Members

Adults and adolescents who come to Menninger for an outpatient assessment may see one or more of the following clinicians:


stevens-jonathan-md-2015-websiteJonathan Stevens, MD, MPH

Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Outpatient Services

The Menninger Clinic

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Baylor College of Medicine


Board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Stevens completed his residency in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in Boston. He earned his medical degree and a master's degree in public health from New York Medical College and his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.


His research interests include the pharmacokinetics of ADHD medications, the treatment of psychotic and autism spectrum disorders and the metabolic side effects of psychiatric medications. He has presented at various conferences in this country and abroad.


woodson-harrell-websiteHarrell W. Woodson, PhD

Administrative Director of Outpatient Services, The Menninger Clinic

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine


Formerly the director of Menninger's Hope Program for Adults, Dr. Woodson has been responsible for administering psychological assessments as part of the outpatient assessments team. Prior to joining Menninger in 2005, Dr. Woodson served as director of Specialty Psychiatric Services at Austin State Hospital. He has also directed a residential rehabilitation unit for individuals with co-occurring disorders.


Dr. Woodson received his doctorate in counseling psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a master’s degree in counseling as well as a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.


kale-megan-8-2016-copyMegan Kale, MSW, LCSW

Megan is the director of Outpatient Assessments and a senior social worker who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families. She has a variety of experience counseling individuals, groups and families in outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Megan has also worked at length with foster and adoptive children and teens and their families.


She focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship in which to explore life’s difficulties. Megan utilizes a psychodynamic approach that incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness (and a bit of humor) to address issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, academic and occupational stress, LGBTQ issues and more. She also provides non-directive play therapy for children ages three and older as well as parenting support.


Megan earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Baylor University and her master's degree in social welfare in mental health from the University of California at Los Angeles. 


nodler-abigail-webAbigail Nodler, MD

Dr. Nodler is board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and her undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. Dr. Nodler completed her internship and residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, which she followed with a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Harvard University Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass.



michelle-patriquin-webMichelle Patriquin, PhD

Menninger's director of Clinical Outcomes and an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patriquin is a licensed psychologist who specializes in assessing and treating childhood psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, ADHD and childhood trauma.


Her research interests are in the biological bases of psychiatric conditions. She is particularly interested in the biological precursors of childhood psychiatric disorders. She has published more than 15 scientific papers and book chapters and is co-editor of a psychology textbook. She has also conducted more than 40 national and international presentations on her research.


She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and business management from Virginia Tech as well as a master's degree and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. After earning her doctorate, Dr. Patriquin completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Houston.



The Outpatient Assessments team members consult with the following clinicians when their specific expertise is needed:
  • John Hart, PhD - anxiety, OCD and related issues
  • Juanice Middleton Colwell, PharmD, MBA, RPh - psychopharmacology
  • Sharmia Thomas Powell, PharmD, RPh - psychopharmacology
  • Major Bradshaw, PhD - neuropsychology
  • Sanjay Mathews, MD - depression
  • Joseph Kass, MD - depression