Menninger’s Adolescent Treatment Program (ATP) boasts an experienced interdisciplinary clinical team with wide-ranging expertise. The team’s expertise includes disrupted attachment, complex trauma and emerging personality disorders, as well as mood and anxiety disorders.
Jonathan Stevens, MD, MPH
Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Medical Director, Outpatient Services, The Menninger Clinic
Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at 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.
Megan Kale, MSW, LCSW
Megan is the director of the Adolescent Treatment Program. 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.
Vaughan Gilmore, LMSW, LCDC
Vaughan is the coordinator of Addictions Services
for Menninger. She also coordinates addictions programming for ATP and assesses substance use, non-suicidal self-injury and co-occurring disorders to determine appropriate clinical interventions.
She provides family therapy for complex and diverse family systems to address psychosocial stressors that impact recovery and integrates evidence-based practices into individual and group therapy interventions.
Before joining Menninger, she was the lead therapist and program manager for an adolescent partial hospitalization program providing treatment for teens with co-occurring disorders. She has also worked as a crisis counselor and case manager for at-risk youth in schools.
Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA
Dr. Fonagy is the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London and chief executive of the Anna Freud Centre, London. He holds a visiting position at the Child Study Centre at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and currently chairs the Research Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
His work integrates empirical research with psychoanalytic theory, and his clinical interests center around borderline psychopathology, violence and early attachment relationships. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has authored or edited 27 books, including Mentalizing in Clinical Practice, Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology and the forthcoming Handbook of Mentalizing in Clinical Practice.
John Hart, PhD
Dr. Hart received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. He regularly presents his research and clinical perspectives on the nature and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety-related disorders at meetings and conferences across the country.
Dr. Hart is the director of Research and Professional Development for The Texas Chapter of the International OCD Foundation and is a board member of the Peace of Mind Foundation, an advocacy organization for individuals with OCD. He also serves as the facilitator for the Houston OCD Support Group.