Monday–Friday 8 am–5 pm CT

Outpatient Assessments

The Team

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

 

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. 

 

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.

 

coffey-m-justin-2015-mediumM. 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. Mosko has nearly 20 years of experience providing assessment, consultation and treatment for individuals, couples, families and groups suffering from mental and behavioral health problems, co-occurring disorders and substance use disorders. His expertise includes psychological evaluation, psychoanalytic-informed personality assessment, spiritually integrated psychotherapy, recovery from marital infidelity and men’s issues.
 
He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California at Irvine. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in clinical psychology at Baylor Scott & White Health (Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine) and The Menninger Clinic (Baylor College of Medicine). In addition, he completed a doctoral internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine.
 
Dr. Mosko is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
Amy Vyas, MD

Dr. Vyas has had her research published in the "Journal of Psychiatric Practice" and the "American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal." She has given presentations at the American Psychoanalytical Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the American Psychoanalytic Society annual meetings on topics ranging from yoga as an adjunctive treatment for psychiatric illness, gender identity, trauma and resilience.

 

Dr. Vyas completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry and a general psychiatry residency at The Menninger Clinic (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. 

 

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.

 

Leah Gillam, LCSW

Staff Social Worker

 

Leah has eight years of experience and as her career has advanced, she's developed expertise in treating adolescents with trauma.

 

She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association.

 

Leah earned her master's degree from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work and her bachelor's degree in social work from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

Kindell Bruington, LPC
Kindell has experience providing individual and group therapy for children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in both outpatient and partial hospital programs.
 
Kindell earned her master's degree in clinical community counseling from Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree in applied sociology from Texas State University.
 
Julie Jones, MA, LPC, LCDC
Julie has nearly 15 years of experience in the mental health and chemical dependency fields. Her specialties include addiction and trauma assessments and treatment, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered treatment for depression, anxiety, codependency, relationship issues and chronic pain.
 
Julie earned her master's degree in counseling psychology from Pacific University.
 
Robyn Dotson Martin, MS, LPC
A licensed professional counselor, Robyn has experience working in a variety of treatment settings. Her experience includes individual and group therapy, family therapy, assessments and psychoeducation. Her specialties include play therapy, anger management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, resentment/forgiveness and communication for children, adolescents and adults.
 
She earned her master's degree in counseling from the University of North Texas and her undergraduate degree from Baylor University.

 

Consultants
The Outpatient Assessments team members consult with the following clinicians when their specific expertise is needed:
  • John Hart, PhD - anxiety and OCD
  • Joyce Davidson, MD - anxiety and OCD
  • Juanice Middleton Colwell, PharmD, MBA, RPh - psychopharmacology
  • Sharmia Thomas Powell, PharmD, RPh - psychopharmacology
  • Karin Scholtes, PharmD, RPh - psychopharmacology
  • Rebecca Johnson, PhD - psychological functioning and personality
  • Harrell Woodson, PhD - psychological functioning and personality; pain; suicide resilience
  • Kate Edwards, PhD - psychological functioning and personality
  • Miriam Arnold, PhD - psychological functioning and personality
  • Flynn O'Malley, PhD, ABPP - gender identity
  • Joshua J. Rodgers, MD - behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry
  • John J. O'Neill, EdD, LCSW, LCDC, CAS - addiction and compulsive behaviors; sexual health and wellness
  • Dalanna Burris, MS, LCDC - addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • Vaughan Gilmore, LCSW, LCDC - addiction and compulsive behaviors; sexual health and wellness
  • Rick Capriola, MA, MBA, LCDC - addiction and compulsive behaviors
  • Patrick Thomas, MD - sexual health and wellness
  • Mychal Riley, LCSW, LCDC - sexual health and wellness
  • Janice Poplack, LCSW - eating disorders
  • Caryn Honig, MEd, RD, LD - nutrition
  • Nikki Estep, MPH, RDN, LD, CDE - nutrition
  • Kim Fountain, MA - vocation
  • Rev. Salvador Del Mundo, Jr., MDiv, MBA
  • Anika Wiltgen, MEd - structured clinical interview
  • Herman Adler, MA, LPA- structured clinical interview