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.

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.