Our Story

"My passion is to help you create the life you want to live. DBTSkillsCoaching is a way to do that."

Dr. Karyn Hall

About Dr. Karyn Hall

My dream is to use technology to build and strengthen mental wellness across the world. I want everyone, regardless of where you live, to have access to mental wellness strategies and skills. DBTSkillsCoaching.com is the beginning of making that dream come true. If you met me, you'd know that I have dedicated my life to helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and other emotional difficulties. I search for ways that professionals, family members and individuals who struggle can work together in an open and non-judgmental way. 

I believe that mental wellness is for everyone.  DBT™ skills have made a difference in my life.  All the therapists who work at the Houston DBT Center practice the skills.  I am excited to see that some schools are beginning to teach DBT™ to all students. 

Professionally, I'm a psychologist, certified coach, DBT trainer, owner of the DBT Center of Houston and an author.My books include SAVVY: Communication Skills for Family and Friends of Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder; The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You; and Mindfulness Exercises for DBT Therapists. I'm the co-author of The Power of Validation. I have a podcast on iTunes (The Emotionally Sensitive Person) and I blog for Psychology Today (Pieces of Mind) and PsychCentral (The Emotionally Sensitive Person). I speak at conferences both locally and internationally and have trained other therapists in DBT throughout the United States. I've been a guest on various television and radio shows. I am one of the founders of NEA BPD's Healing Hearts of Families, an annual conference for family members. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, writing, and playing with my dogs. You'll see Atlas and Plato (my bolognese) hanging out in some of the videos and walking through during the webinars. They think they should be part of everything!

About the Program

Who is this program for?

Therapists who want to share this information to help their clients
  • People who want to better manage their emotions
  • People who want to learn DBT™ skills
  • People who are in therapy and want to add skills to their work
  • People who have learned DBT™ skills and want advanced applications
  • People who are family members and want to learn skills (family members learning skills enhances therapy outcome for the loved one)

This program is for anyone who wants to learn more about coping with emotions—therapists and non-therapists. Please note that this program is NOT therapy. If you are in therapy, this program can supplement your therapy. If you've completed skills training, this can be a review or help you practice what you have learned.

My passion is helping people create the life they want to live and decrease the suffering they experience. I've spent my adult life looking for the most effective coping skills and the best ways to teach those skills to all ages. I want to share those skills with you. If you are a therapist, coach, or counselor, the practices, stories and videos will help you help your clients. If you are an emotionally sensitive person, the skills will help you cope effectively. The program can add to the work you do in therapy or can be a review of the skills to help you maintain what you already know.

At my practice, I've taught DBT™ skills to many people. I've watched people who couldn't imagine smiling change their lives and begin to enjoy life. The skills make a difference.

Learning the skills is not the challenge. The challenge is in practicing the skills so you truly change your life. This educational program includes practice exercises.

Each month I'll give you information about a skill. You'll have the opportunity to participate in a webinar, complete worksheets, and watch videos about the skill. There will be periodic bonus materials to add to your understanding.

The cost of the program is $19.99 per month or $199.99 for the year (nonrefundable).

We offer periodic advanced webinars on special topics such as forgiveness, loneliness, grief, building identity, and validation. The cost of the advanced webinars will vary. I hope you'll join us at DBTSkillsCoaching.com so we can help you build the life you want to live.