Kelly E. Turner, LCSW, QSP
The lead DBT expert at Tampa Bay DBT in Tampa, FL, Kelly E. Turner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Foundationally trained in DBT in 2004, Kelly was a part of a DBT treatment team at the Retreat at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, MD. Kelly has experience working within a hospital setting specializing in treating trauma disorders and children and adolescents in a residential school. She moved to the Tampa area in 2011 and opened Tampa Bay DBT. Since then, she implemented a DBT skills training program in a local residential treatment facility for women, and serves as a board member for the Borderline Personality Disorder Association. Kelly serves as a consultant for Sunspire Health and continues to train clinicians working in residential facilities nationally.
Kelly has been intensively trained in the new evidence-based treatment Radically Open DBT. She has received direct supervision from treatment founder Dr. Thomas Lynch, offers two-hour Intro to RO-DBT lectures for professionals, and has been appointed to an international RO-DBT workgroup for developing treatment adaptations for adolescents.
Kelly has completed the following Behavioral Tech Trainings:
• Skills Training in DBT: The Essentials
• Updates to Emotion Regulation and Crisis Survival Skills in DBT
• DBT for Substance Use Disorders
• Treating Adolescents with Multiple Problems
• DBT 10 Day Intensive
• Advanced Intensive
Kelly has completed the following additional trainings:
• Prolonged Exposure Therapy 4 day intensive
• Radically Open – Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Disorders of over control 2 day training
• Radically Open DBT: Intensive Training (10-days)
Michael Greaser, LCSW
With twelve years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Michael has an extensive background helping children, adolescents, and adults in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Within the span of his career, Michael has worked with male youth offenders in a residential treatment facility providing individual, group, and family therapy. He has provided direct therapy to adolescents and adults admitted to an intensive out-patient program. Additionally, Michael has served as the Clinical Director for a treatment program delivering services to severely emotionally dysregulated children placed within the foster care system. Michael is experienced in a number of therapeutic modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), developmental play therapy, and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy). In an effort to continue providing comprehensive treatment services to those struggling with behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties, Michael has joined Tampa Bay DBT
Michael has completed the following Behavioral Tech Trainings:
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy 5-day Foundational
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Prolonged Exposure
• DBT for PTSD 2-day Intensive by treatment developer Martin Bohos, MD
Heidi Petracco, LCSW, QSP
Heidi Petracco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has focused her work on counseling adolescents and adults to help them overcome painful past experiences and maladaptive coping styles that get in the way of personal wellness, emotional health, and life-long success and fulfillment.
Heidi received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University—ranked among the Top 25 social work programs in the nation. She has over a decade of mental health experience, most recently serving as the Clinical Director of the University of South Florida (USF) Counseling Center. While at USF, Heidi has served as the co-chair for the USF Eating Disorder Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, developed and implemented best-practice strategies for the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant, and presented at multiple national conferences on the topics of suicide and mental health prevention strategies.
Heidi has been intensively trained in the new evidence-based treatment Radically Open DBT. She has received direct supervision from treatment founder Dr. Thomas Lynch, offers two-hour Intro to RO-DBT lectures for professionals, and has been appointed to an international RO-DBT workgroup for developing treatment adaptations for adolescents.
Heidi has completed the following advanced trainings:
• Radically Open DBT: Intensive Training (10-day)
• Prolonged Exposure Therapy – Department of Defense, 5-day Intensive Training
• American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
• Registered NOVA Crisis Responder
• Certified in Psychological First Aid
Victoria Potocki, LMHC, QSP
Victoria Potocki is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist since 2012. Victoria was trained in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Panic Control Treatment (PCT), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) at the internationally recognized University of Florida Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Program at the UF Health Department of Medical Psychology. She was foundationally trained in DBT by Behavioral Tech in 2015. Victoria was intensively trained in Radically Open DBT in 2016. Victoria has worked with both adults and adolescents in inpatient hospitalization facilities, residential treatment centers, and outpatient settings. She specializes in treating individuals suffering from anxiety disorders and difficult-to-treat disorders of overcontrol, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), chronic depression, and Eating Disorders.
Victoria has completed the following advanced trainings:
- DBT 5 Day Foundational
- Radically Open DBT: Intensive Training (10-days)
Allison Zangari, LMFT, LMHC
Allison (Allie) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Allison completed her graduate degree internships working with families and couples that were impacted by eating disorders and/or substance use disorders by one or multiple family members. She works with the entire family system so that healing and growth can occur. Allison is a member to the Tampa Bay Marriage and Family Association. Allison utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Experiential Therapy techniques.
In a non-blaming way, Allie assist partners and family members to interact differently with one another and to re-build trust and positive feelings. She addresses the entire family or couple as the “client” and therefore the relationship(s) is the primary area of focus, not just one person. You will look at new ways to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts. Often therapy focuses on building or re-establishing satisfying connections between members.
Together, Allie tailors specific approaches to work for you and works actively to find your most successful steps for growth and change. Her approach often focuses on the health of the family, not just what may be “going wrong” with one person. Each person interacts and affects every other member in a family system, and this is where healing and growth can occur.
Allison has attended the following trainings:
• Transforming Fear: Psychodrama Daylong Training
• Emotion-Focused Therapy: CORE Skills; 5 Weekends
• EFT and Trauma: Facing the Dragon Together
• Emotion-Focused Therapy: 4 Day Externship
• Emotion-Focused Therapy: 2 Day Introduction
• CRAFT: Community Reinforcement and Family Training
• Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Training
• Emotion Focused Family Therapy
• Motivational Interviewing with Eating Disorders
• Health Shattered Attachments: Treating Trauma in EFT
Glenda Barrientos, MSW, Registered Licensed Clinical Social Work Intern
Glenda is currently a post graduate registered intern in the state of Florida. She completed her Masters in Social Work from Saint Leo’s University in 2016. She has 2 years of experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy in working with adults and adolescents in an outpatient setting. Glenda is passionate about working with those struggling with borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Glenda is fluent in Spanish and English. As a valuable member of our team, she allows Tampa Bay DBT to provide the only Spanish speaking DBT services in the Tampa Bay area.
Glenda has attended the following trainings:
• 5 Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational
• One Day RO DBT
Graduate Student Intern
Carmen Connor, BA
Carmen Connor is currently a Masters of Social Work student at University of South Florida, expected to graduate in 2020. In 2012, Carmen completed her Bachelors of Arts in both Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland in College Park. Carmen has spent the last four years working with individuals with mental illness as a Housing Support Specialist at Cornerstone Montgomery, in Maryland. She has dedicated her life and career to supporting individuals with mental illness, and is looking forward to working with the clients of Tampa Bay DBT.