Staff Psychologist

DBT Center


Dr. Schweizer is a Staff Psychologist in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Center at EBTCS. Dr. Schweizer has significant training and experience in evidence-based interventions for adolescents and adults dealing with emotion dysregulation, suicidality, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and trauma-related distress.

Dr. Schweizer completed a B.A. in Psychology at New York University, M.A in Psychology at Stony Brook University, M.A. in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines how cognitive, emotional, and environmental factors influence one another to contribute to depression and co-occurring difficulties (e.g., anxiety, self-harm behaviors) across critical developmental transitions.

Dr. Schweizer became especially interested in DBT and working with individuals struggling with complex psychological difficulties during her predoctoral internship at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. As part of her training, she completed specialized instruction in DBT, and provided therapy services at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) through the DBT-Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP), and inpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU). She also completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the DBT Center at EBTCS.

In addition to DBT, Dr. Schweizer is trained in other evidence-based interventions for adolescents and adults including mindfulness interventions (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [MBCT]), cognitive behavioral approaches (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy [CBT], Behavioral Activation [BA], exposure therapy, parenting training), Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training (IPT-AST), and trauma-focused treatments (Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [TF-CBT], Cognitive Processing Therapy [CPT]).

Dr. Schweizer enjoys working collaboratively and compassionately with adolescents and adults experiencing emotion dysregulation, self-harm, suicidality, depression, anxiety, and trauma-related distress.

Dr. Schweizer is a member of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and is also a member of PSYPACT with authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology (APIT).


Schweizer, T.H., Snyder, H.R., Young, J.F., & Hankin, B.L. (2021). Prospective Prediction of Depression and Anxiety by Integrating Negative Emotionality and Cognitive Vulnerabilities in Children and Adolescents. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-021-00839-4