Houston DBT Center:

BIPOC Therapists



Meet Our BIPOC Therapists

Kristin Balloon, LPC

Kristin Balloon: DBT therapist in Houston Texas

About Kristin

Kristin is both a therapist and the Intake Coordinator of Houston DBT Center. As the Intake Coordinator, she the person you’ll speak to for your free initial consultation and help match you with the best specialist and program for your goals. As both, a clinician and a member of our administrative team who answers voicemails and email inquiries, she can provide you with information about our services as well help steer you in the right direction when it comes to program choices. 

As a therapist, Kristin has first hand experience treating those struggling with a myriad of mental health disorders such as bipolar, borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and later returned back to the University of Houston to obtain her Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology. Currently at the DBT Center, she sees adolescents and adults individually and lead skills group therapy for both our intensive outpatient and regular outpatient programs. Outside of the therapy office she is a mother to a toddler son who keeps her on her toes.

Marie-Therese, LCSW

Kristin Balloon: DBT therapist in Houston Texas

About Marie

I am Marie-Therese, better known as Marie. I have been interested in psychology and being a therapist since my “career field trip” days in high school. After graduating high school, I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then followed it with a masters in Social Work. I am trained in several aspects of psychotherapy; however, I must say that DBT is my favorite -for several different reasons. Here at the Dialectic Behavioral Center, I am honored to have the opportunity to assist our clients by being at their side providing individual therapy, family therapy, coaching and much more, to ensure their success not only in the program but in life as well. My goal as a therapist is to ensure that my clients learn and practice coping and emotion regulation skills which will allow them to live their best lives.

Our BIPOC Therapists Specializations

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Depression that has robbed you of your joy, optimism, and hope.

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Anxiety that overtakes your mind with worrisome thoughts or phobias.

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PTSD resulting from experiencing a single or many traumatizing events that have lingering mental effects.

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Grief which has resulted in extreme sadness over the loss of a loved one, a pet, a career, and more.

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Eating disorders as bulimia, anorexia, and body image issues.

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) that results in unstable moods, intense emotional experiences, and impulsive actions.

About DBT Center: The Leading Mental Health Specialists of Houston, Texas

We offer therapy both in-person at our center in Houston, TX & online through telehealth to all residents of Texas. Our expertise lies in creating a balance between accepting who you are and making the changes you seek for yourself, your child, your relationship, or family.

Houston DBT Center blends top-tier expertise with compassionate care. Our team’s approach mirrors the analytical depth of a seasoned scholar and the empathetic guidance of a trusted mentor. We’re here to offer both insightful strategies and a supportive hand throughout your journey. All therapy clients of DBT Center also gain access to our 24 hour coaching service.

To start walking the path of transformational change at DBT Center in Houston, Texas contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

DBT Center Serves Children, Teenagers, & Adults In Texas.

Accepting Self-Pay & Insurance

Whatever is getting in the way of you living your best life, you can start addressing that today.

Therapy for All Ages & Stages In TExas

Our programs include intensive outpatient programs for adults, intensive outpatient programs for adolescents, and weekly skills groups with individual sessions as well as parenting sessions. We offer a specialized program for parents of anxious children. For young children, our focus is helping parents help their children. We offer family sessions and a family skills group as well.

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