Karyn Hall Ph.D.

Supervisor & One-Day Trainer in Houston, TX

Discipline Psychology

Professional Position Founder/Director DBT Center of Houston

Expertise Depression, Anorexia, Chronic anxiety

Karyn Hall, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified coach. She is intensively trained in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) and certified as a clinical supervisor in RO DBT by Dr. Thomas Lynch. She is the second therapist in the United States to be certified as a clinical supervisor in RO DBT.

Karyn is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Therapist. She was the first certified DBT clinician in Texas. She is also certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and trained in DBT-PE.

Karyn is the owner/director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapies Center in Houston, Tx, the first to offer RO DBT in Texas. A private practice, the Center offers sessions for individuals, families, and couples. The Center has both DBT and RO DBT consultation teams.

For over thirty years Karyn has worked with both adults and adolescents suffering from complex disorders such as personality disorders, chronic depression, chronic anxiety, and eating disorders. She has also served as a supervisor/consultant for therapists of various disciplines, nationally and internationally.

She 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 Radically Open DBT Workbook for Eating Disorders and The Power of Validation and has published research on understanding emotional sensitivity and the use of virtual reality for teaching mindfulness. Her podcast, The Emotionally Sensitive Person, is available on iTunes. Karyn has presented and trained nationally and internationally.

Currently Karyn is working on various research projects concerning RO DBT, including the effectiveness of a family skills class and investigating the biosocial theory of RO DBT.  In her free time, Karyn practices cooking edible meals to share with her tribe and spoiling Atlas and Plato, her Bolognese dogs.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Hall directly to arrange for supervision/consultation, via karyn@radicallyopen.net. She offers supervision/consultation nationally and internationally.