Menninger Staff

John O'Neill, EdD, LCSW-S, LCDC, CAS

Clinical Director

Dr. O’Neill directs the outpatient programs at Menninger’s Outpatient Services' location in Bellaire, Texas, where he oversees the practice’s interdisciplinary team approach to assessment and treatment. He is a licensed clinical social worker and chemical dependency counselor, as well as a certified sexual addiction therapist and critical incident stress-debriefing counselor.
His specialties include relationships with family and people in the lives of patients; substance use; gambling problems; the impact of addictions on professionals, including athletes; sexual compulsivity; technology overload; and emotional stressors for executives and high-functioning professionals.
Dr. O’Neill is a past program director of Menninger's Professionals Program and director of Addictions Services at Menninger. He managed the mental health and drug program for Minor League Baseball’s Umpire Development Program for 10 years and spent 12 years providing mental health and addictions services to a major league baseball team and six minor league teams. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University, Stephen F. Austin and at local colleges in the Houston area.
During the past 25 years, O’Neill has given countless presentations about family dynamics, trauma, addictions and co-occurring disorders. He also is also frequently interviewed by the media.
He earned his doctorate in Behavioral Health Leadership from Grand Canyon University, his master's degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.