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 Mychal Riley, LCSW, LCDC-I, 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.
In addition to her responsibilities at Menninger, Dr. Oxford is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Mychal Riley, LCSW, LCDC-I
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.