Menninger Staff

Kerry Horrell, PhD

Staff Psychologist and Youth Division Coordinator

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

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Kerry Horrell, PhD, is a staff psychologist on Menninger's Compass Program for Young Adults as well as the coordinator of the Youth Division. In addition, she is the co-host of Mind Dive, Menninger's podcast for mental health professionals. She is also an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).


Her clinical expertise includes the treatment of shame and trauma, with a particular focus on self-compassion, vulnerability and mindfulness.


Her research interests include experiences of gender and sexuality, as well as religion and spirituality, in how they relate to mental health and well-being. Her research has been published in the Journal of Psychology and Theology and has been shared at the annual conference of the Association of Psychological Science.


Dr. Horrell earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine, and her doctorate from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She completed a predoctoral internship and a postgraduate fellowship at The Menninger Clinic and BCM.


In her free time, she enjoys tending to her houseplants, walking her dogs, taking spin classes and trying all the many ways to eat potatoes.