The Pathfinder team comprises experienced clinicians, including a psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, social worker, chemical dependency counselor and resident advisors. The team is led by Mary Oxford, PhD, who serves as the program’s director, and Matt Estey, LCSW, program manager.
Before becoming the director of Pathfinder, Dr. Oxford was a staff psychologist on Menninger’s Hope Program for Adults
. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Texas A&M University, from which she also obtained her undergraduate degree. Dr. Oxford completed post-doctoral clinical psychology residencies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The Menninger Clinic.
Like Dr. Oxford, Mr. Estey has six years of experience working with young adults as they navigate independence, gain self-identity and explore how they will contribute to their community. His clinical expertise focuses on strengths-based interventions and therapeutic attachment relationships.
He completed his master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Houston and holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Dallas. As an adolescent, he moved with his Army family numerous times and, after graduating from high school, he had the opportunity to backpack across Europe a few times as well as hike Central America and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mychal Riley, LCSW
Mychal joined Menninger after completing a fellowship in social work at The Clinic. He earned his master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He also earned his bachelor's degree in brain, behavior and cognitive science from Michigan.
Prior to coming to Pathfinder, he provided individual and family therapy on Menninger's Hope Program for Adults, as well as co-facilitated the Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy groups on Hope.