About Our DBT Team

Our providers are all hired because they come to EBTCS with graduate and/or postgraduate specialist training in DBT. Once at EBTCS, they receive further specialist training including at least one year of supervision by experts in DBT. Additionally, our DBT therapists receive extensive training in other evidence-based treatments that may be implemented within DBT, including treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and many others. All of our providers attend regular, ongoing trainings to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in evidence-based care. We are highly specialized to work with clients with high-risk, chronic, challenging problems.

DBT Team Members

Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP
Executive Director, Co-Director of the DBT Center

DBT Center

Jo Berg, PhD
Co-Director of the DBT Center

DBT Center

Karen Berlin, MD
Co-Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Anxiety Center, DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center, Psychiatry

Kjersti Braunstein, MD
Co-Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Child Anxiety Center, DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center, Psychiatry

Grace Gu, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Olga Hewett, MD
Psychiatrist

Child Anxiety Center, DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center, Psychiatry

Kimberly Hopper, PsyD
Postdoctoral Fellow

DBT Center

Alex Ivey, PsyD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Briana McElfish, PsyD
Director of the Eating Disorders Center

DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center

Alisa Pisciotta, MSW, LICSW
Staff Therapist

DBT Center

Tina Schweizer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

DBT Center

Shannon Sorenson, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Natalie Stroupe, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Joanna Watson, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Lydia Paddock
Client Services Coordinator

Administration, DBT Center
The wait is short for our Adult and Teen Intensive DBT Programs!

The DBT Adult and Adolescent IOPs are comprehensive programs designed for individuals experiencing emotion dysregulation and who want to make rapid progress! We have regular openings and our wait times for both the Adult and Adolescent IOP are short right now. We will work hard to get you in as soon as possible. Call to screen today!