Staff Therapist, DBT Parent Training Coordinator

DBT Center


Ms. Partin works with adults and adolescents in the DBT Center. She is also the Parent Training Coordinator for the DBT Center.

Ms. Partin earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina, where she also went on to complete a graduate degree (Education Specialist, EdS) in Counseling Education, with an emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy. The EdS degree is comparable to a Master’s degree, but with additional coursework and clinical training. This experience and training sparked a deep passion for working with adolescents and their families struggling with emotion dysregulation.

Prior to joining the DBT Center at EBTCS, Ms. Partin had extensive experience in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and related treatments in a variety of settings. She worked at Three Rivers Behavioral Health-Saluda Cove, a residential DBT program for adolescents in Columbia, South Carolina. Additionally, she worked as a DBT therapist at Carolina Behavioral Therapy and served as a Project Manager for a Center for Disease Control (CDC) funded research study on the prevalence of emotional and behavioral issues in children and adolescents. She has extensive experience working on numerous research projects studying the emotional and behavioral health of children, adolescents, and minority populations.

Ms. Partin’s primary clinical interest is working with adolescents and their families as well as adults, particularly those who exhibit emotion dysregulation and related problems. These problems include suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury, other forms of impulsivity, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, and mood disorders. Ms. Partin provides individual DBT, DBT skills training, parent training, family therapy, and other evidence based interventions.

Ms. Partin is licensed in the state of Washington. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.