Adults and adolescents who come to Menninger for an outpatient assessment may see one or more of the following members of the core team:
Jonathan 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.
Harrell W. Woodson, PhD
Associate Chief 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.
Megan 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.
M. Justin Coffey, MD
Dr. Coffey is the medical director of Menninger's Center for Brain Stimulation and is The Clinic's chief information officer. He is also an associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Services at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Coffey is active in the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation and serves as the organization's treasurer. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed professional journals and presented at medical conference across the country.
He earned both his bachelor's degree and medical degree from the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Coffey is board certified in psychiatry and in neuropsychiatry.
Orion Mosko, PhD
Dr. Vyas is a board certified psychiatrist and assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vyas has presented and published on psychotherapy, childhood maltreatment, non-suicidal self-injury and trauma and resilience.
Dr. Vyas completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry and a general psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C.
She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Joshua J. Rodgers, MD
Dr. Rodgers is board certified in psychiatry and holds a subspecialty certification in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry from the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties.
He is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist with the Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment Service at Menninger.
Dr. Rodgers earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado - Denver, School of Medicine, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado - Boulder. He completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and a fellowship in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.
Neil Puri, MD
Alton Bozeman, PsyD
Dr. Bozeman provides psychological, developmental and neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults, as well as individual therapy. He is noted for his expertise in autism assessments and interventions.
His previous employment includes The Harris Center (formally MHMRA), as well as a private practice in the Houston area for more than 10 years. Dr. Bozeman is currently a staff psychologist at Menninger who divides his time between the Bellaire location of Menninger Outpatient Services and the main campus. He also is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Services at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Bozeman earned his doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed a predoctoral internship in pediatric neuropsychology at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at Canyon Lakes Residential Treatment Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Noor Ferrell, DO
After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Ferrell attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a four-year psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where she served as the chief resident of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic.
Dr. Ferrell is board certified in psychiatry and neurology and is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Her interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, group therapy, evidence based medication management, anxiety, depression, palliative care and trauma related illnesses. She is also trained in reproductive mental health, which is a specialty that focuses on psychiatric conditions that develop in relation to specific points in a woman's reproductive life cycle, such as menstruation, pregnancy, infertility and menopause.
She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Fort Bend County Medical Societies, Houston Psychiatric Society, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and Association of Women Psychiatrists.
Jennifer Lancaster, LCSW
Jennifer has five years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. Her special expertise includes trauma, attachment and at-risk youth and families.
She earned her master's degree in social work from George Mason University
and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas