Dr. Karyn Hall Director & Founder

Dr. Karyn Hall Director & Founder

Dr. Karyn Hall is the director and founder of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Center in Houston, TX. She is a certified RO DBT trainer and supervisor and is certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification as a DBT therapist. A psychologist and coach, she is also certified in prolonged exposure therapy. She has trained and been a speaker both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Hall blogs for Psychology Today and PsychCentral and is the author of Mindfulness Exercises for DBT Therapists, SAVVY, and The Emotionally Sensitive Person. She is the co-author of The Power of Validation. In her practice she specializes with disorders of under control (Borderline Personality Disorder) and over control (anorexia, chronic anxiety, chronic depression). She is currently working on clinical research of over controlled disorders.

In her leisure time she loves to cook for friends and spoil her two Bolognese dogs Atlas and Plato.

Kelly Guynes, LCSW-S Senior Trainer

Kelly Guynes LCSW-S Senior Trainer

Kelly Guynes LCSW-S is the Clinical Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center in Houston, Texas. She is certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification as a DBT therapist and intensively trained in Radically Open DBT. In her clinical practice she works with adolescents, adults, families and couples with disorders of under-control and over-control. In addition to her clinical practice, Kelly consults and provides trainings with clinicians, schools, residential programs and hospitals on effective implementation of DBT.

Kelly serves on the Board for the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) and volunteers as a family connections class leader. She also provides supervision to social workers obtaining their clinical licensure.

For fun Kelly enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, cooking and snuggling with her Rhodesian ridgeback, Atlas.

Dr. Lindsey Overstreet Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Lindsey Overstreet Licensed Psychologist

I’m Dr. Lindsey Overstreet, and I am passionate about working with adolescents and their families to build healthier, happier, and more mindful lives. I first began working clinically with children and families in 2007, as a graduate student at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium.

I began studying Dialectical Behavior Therapy and implementing it into my practice in 2009, and I was fortunate to be able to immerse myself in DBT 24/7 when I began my post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University/McLean Hospital’s 3East Residential Adolescent DBT Program in 2013. In my five years at McLean, I was able to learn from some of the best clinicians in the field, and I had the opportunity to help open two programs: an outpatient adolescent DBT program and a residential DBT program for adolescent boys. I also received advanced trauma training in DBT-PE and was a member of a trauma consultation and training team.

I moved to Houston, Texas, to be closer to my family in 2018, and I feel extremely fortunate to have found the DBT Center and to be a part of such an excellent team here. In addition to therapy, I provide clinical supervision to graduate students, and I enjoy teaching and training students and clinicians. I am a board member and trainer for DBTWise, and I’m currently working on my first book on DBT family therapy. In my free time, I enjoy singing in choir, writing poetry, baking, rooting for the Red Sox, and spending time with my two nieces and my cat, Dobby.

DBTWise is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continued education for psychologists. DBTWise maintains responsibility for this program and content.

DBTWise is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers to offer continuing education programs.

DBTWise, #1722, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

DBTWise maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/18/2019 – 7/18/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.