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Vanessa S. Kennedy, PhD

Director of Psychology

Dr. Kennedy completed undergrad at Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish. She then earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

She has over a decade of experience working with the Menninger Clinic, one of the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals, as a Program Manager and Senior Psychologist treating people suffering from addiction and mental health issues.

Dr. Kennedy specializes in psychological testing and diagnostic formulations, helping individuals and their families make sense of the psychological underpinnings of addiction and other behaviors. As the Driftwood Director of Psychology, she provides psychological assessments to clarify diagnosis, screen for cognitive issues, and provide a clearer road map for treatment that substances and medications may have obscured.

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