The following is a select list of my DBT and some related therapy trainings, a list of my professional memberships and consultation teams (active and past), a recommend reading list for DBT books and other therapy books focusing on trauma, relationships, and personal growth. At the bottom you will find a growing list of psychology and self-betterment blogs and apps I enjoy and use in treatment with my clients. Please e-mail me if you have recommendations or questions, or if you are an author and would like me to review your book, podcast or app.



Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training (Behavioral Tech), Seattle/Bellevue, Washington, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza and Dr. Melanie Harned (November, 2013)


DBT Skills Training Six-Month Online Curriculum (Behavioral Tech, 2013)


Foundations of Exposure Therapy (Behavioral Tech, 2015)


Practice Grounds with Kelly Koerner, PhD, 2014-2015

Practice Grounds with Kelly Koerner, PhD, 2019


DBT for Substance Abusers with Borderline Personality Disorder, Portland DBT Institute (presented by Linda Dimeff, PhD) (May 2016)

Non-DBT Trainings

Schema Therapy Training with Dr. Wendy Behary, San Francisco, CA (2016)

Schema Therapy Course with Dr. Wendy Behary (2018)



Memberships/Consultation Teams:


Member of the Duke University DBT Listserv community


Member of the Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center weekly DBT Consultation Team (2013-2018)


Personal DBT Consultation with Dr. Sanno Zack, Stanford University Medical Center

DBT Team Consultation with Linda Dimeff, PhD 2017-2018

Non-DBT Memberships/Consult Teams/Associations:

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)


State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors (Pennsylvania)


Board of Behavioral Sciences (California)


California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT, 2012-2018)


State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (New Jersey)


AAMFT Telehealth and Technology Forum


Practice History:


Full-time private practice in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, Telemedicine/online practice, and collaboration with the Philadelphia DBT Associates in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Founder, Linwood DBT, Linwood, New Jersey


Formerly with the Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center where I taught the Advanced DBT program, facilitated and co-facilitated adult DBT Skills groups, provided individual, couples, and family DBT Skills coaching, and DBT-informed individual and family psychotherapy.



Recommended DBT reading:


Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.


Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents, Alec L. Miller, Jill H. Rathus, Marsha M. Linehan


The High Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation, Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. 


The Buddha and the Borderline, Kiera Van Gelder


Validation and Psychotherapy, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.


Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practical Guide (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment), Kelly Koerner


Other related and suggested readings:


Disarming the Narcissist, Wendy Behary


How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Lisa Feldman Barrett


Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.


Buddha's Brain, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.


Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, Judith S. Beck


Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders, Aaron T. Beck, M.D.


The Search for the Real Self: Unmasking Personality Disorders of our Age, James F. Masterson, M.D.


Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry, Richard E. Zinbarg, Michelle G. Craske, David H. Barlow


Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Edna B. Foa, Elizabeth A. Hembree, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum


Don't Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor


Monkey Mind, Daniel Smith


Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter A. Levine


In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, by Peter A. Levine


Trauma Stewardship: A Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky


Being a Brain-wise Therapist, Bonnie Badenoch


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD


A Guide to Rational Living, Albert Ellis, Ph.D., Robert A. Harper, Ph.D.

Recommended Podcasts/Blogs:

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish (Farnam Street) and associated Farnam Street Blog


10% Happier with Dan Harris


Hidden Brain


The Hilarious World of Depression

The Positive Psychology Podcast


DBT Weekly with Stephanie Alexis Edsall

DBT and Psychology Apps:

Durham DBT Diary Card


DBT Coach






Insight Timer


Focus Keeper