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
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) Zangari is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples that were impacted by eating disorders and/or substance use disorders. She also has experience working with families and couples impacted by BPD. She works with the entire couple or family system so that healing and growth can occur.
In addition to couples and families, Allie works with adolescents and adults individually who are struggling with anxiety, depression, social difficulties, grief and loss, self-worth, and struggles coping with everyday life or in the midst of life transition. Allison utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy, attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and experiential therapy techniques such as psychodrama.
She specializes in couples with infidelity, addiction, eating disorders – she specializes in families where there are behavioral issues in the children or difficulties with managing parenting, consequences, and communication. 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.
Allie works with children ages 12 and up, or in the case of family therapy, children ages 7 and up, as well as adults, couples, and families with adult children.
Allison has attended the following trainings:
• RO-DBT One Day Training
• Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: CORE Skills; 5 Weekends
• EFT and Trauma: Facing the Dragon Together
• Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: 4 Day Externship
• Broken Bonds and Betrayals: Healing Attachment Injuries in Couples
• Gottman Couples and Addiction Recovery
• Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Training
• Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
• Motivational Interviewing with Eating Disorders
• Healing Shattered Attachments: Treating Trauma in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy
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
Rebecca Brown, MC, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Rebecca is currently a post graduate registered mental health intern under the supervision of Victoria Potocki, LMHC. She completed her Masters in Professional Counseling, with a certification in Art Therapy from Saint Gregory’s University in 2017. She has two years of experience working with students with learning disabilities and providing support to student athletes. Rebecca has been a part of the Tampa Bay DBT team since January 2019. She provides individual therapy to both adolescents and adults. Additionally she is a co- facilitator in skills class. Rebecca has a passion for counseling and wants to help people learn new skills to help them reach their life goals.
Rebecca has attended the following trainings:
- One Day RO DBT Training
- Mental Health First Aid USA
- The Missing Dialectic: How RO DBT differs from DBT Certificate
Chad Thompson, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
Chad is happy to help people improve their lives through the use of different evidence-based interventions at Tampa Bay DBT Counseling Center.
- RO-DBT Online Course (RO-DBT Level 1 Certified)
- Completed Level 1 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy