The members of our multidisciplinary treatment staff have decades of experience working with complex patient populations and have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. They have the training and real-world experience to identify what is keeping a patient stuck and work with each patient to help him/her get back on track.
Jennifer Markey, PhD, Program Director
Jennifer Markey is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She received her Masters in Education from Harvard University School of Education. She went on to receive her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University. Jennifer brings a breadth of clinical and research training experiences to her practice, including post-doctoral training on the Professionals in Crisis unit at the Menninger Clinic, internship training through Baylor College of Medicine (Depelchin Children’s Center, Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic), and additional research and training experiences at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA), Edith Nourse Veteran’s Administration Hospital (Bedford, MA), Tufts University Counseling Center (Medford, Massachusetts), McLean Hospital (Belmont, MA), Judge Baker Children’s Center --- Manville School (Boston, MA), and The Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA). Jennifer is currently a third year didactic candidate in the Studies in Psychoanalytic Thinking program at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and is actively engaged in learning more as a Dialectical Behavior Therapy clinician .
Rebecca Johnson, PhD
Dr. Rebecca Johnson received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Howard University. She trained with Baylor College of Medicine at The Menninger Clinic for three years. Her experience includes work with adolescents, young adults, and adults with severe psychopathology. Now, as a private practice clinician, she specializes in psychological, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Johnson also works part-time at the Menninger Clinic.
Kacie Lipit, LCSW
Kacie is a psychotherapist who currently works in private practice in the River Oaks area. Kacie graduated from the University of Southern California and moved to Asia for 13 years where she dedicated herself to cross cultural issues, mental health, transitions, and needs of the expatriate community. Kacie received her MSW from the University of Houston Social Work College, completed her internship training at Baylor College of Medicine, and went on to complete her social work fellowship on the HOPE unit at the Menninger Clinic. After completing her training, Kacie stayed on at the Menninger Clinic as a full-time staff member. Kacie is currently a third year psychoanalytic candidate at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and is a member of the board for the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Society.
Brett Needham, PhD, LCSW
Brett is a psychotherapist and educator currently in private practice in the Galleria area. During his career, Brett has worked with populations ranging from children to geriatric. He spent the past six years working for Baylor College of Medicine where he continues to hold the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor on voluntary faculty. During that time he provided individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy to clients of the Harris County Hospital District. He also provided standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy to clients struggling with emotional and interpersonal issues. His clinical interests include evidence based treatments for borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and substance addiction.