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

Kjersti Braunstein, MD
Co-Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Child Anxiety Center, DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center

Grace Gu, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Olga Hewett, MD
Psychiatrist

Child Anxiety Center, DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center

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

Binh-an Nguyen, PsyD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Alisa Pisciotta, MSW, LICSW
Staff Therapist

DBT Center

Shannon Sorenson, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Natalie Stroupe, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Joanna Watson, PhD
Staff Psychologist

DBT Center

Amanda Henkel
Client Services Coordinator

Administration, DBT Center

Lydia Paddock
Client Services Coordinator

Administration, DBT Center
Want to Learn DBT Skills?

The DBT Skills Only Program (DBT-STOP) is a group for adults who are waiting to get into DBT or do not need all the components of DBT.

Come learn DBT skills with us!