Our team of dedicated DBT therapists is committed to providing you with the best and most effective treatment experience possible, and to help you achieve your goals. We take great pride in the high level of training and experience that our team offers.

All of our DBT therapists are extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have multiple years of experience providing comprehensive DBT, which includes individual DBT sessions, DBT skills groups, and coaching. Our staff therapists are also trained in a variety of other evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Seeking Safety, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Steven Rudoy, Psy.D.

Steven Rudoy, Psy.D.
Executive Director

Dr. Steven Rudoy received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, focusing on the treatment of severe mental illness and implementation of evidence-based practices.

He completed two training rotations through the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. His first was in the Aftercare Research Program, a treatment laboratory focusing on the treatment of young adults with first-episode psychosis, employing cognitive remediation training, skills building, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Next, Dr. Rudoy completed a year-long training rotation through the Youth Stress and Mood Clinic, specializing in the treatment of severe mood and emotion dysregulation in children and teens. Through this opportunity, Dr. Rudoy was introduced to DBT as part of a comprehensive team, studying the efficacy of comprehensive DBT for the treatment of severe emotion dysregulation in adolescents with features of Borderline Personality Disorder. Through this study, a collaboration between UCLA and the University of Washington, Dr. Rudoy received extensive training in the assessment of BPD and was involved in regular consultation regarding treatment implementation and clinical management.

Dr. Rudoy completed an APA-accredited internship at Pacific Clinics, Southern California’s largest community mental health agency. Through this experience and during postdoctoral training at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Dr. Rudoy honed his specialization in the treatment of chronic and severe mental illnesses, personality disorders, substance use disorders, as well as program development and supervision.

Dr. Rudoy served as Program Coordinator at Gateways Forensic Residential Services, overseeing two residential facilities for individuals with both mental illness, substance use disorders, and frequent interaction with the legal system. In this role, Dr. Rudoy served as the primary training supervisor and oversaw the day-to-day operations of an acute residential setting serving high-risk clients.

Dr. Rudoy has continued to develop his skill in the application of DBT and CBT through continued trainings through Behavioral Tech, LLC and an outpatient DBT program. Dr. Rudoy has treated clients with varying presentations using evidence-based practices, and has experience both in the implementation of treatment protocols, as well as in training clinicians to carry out effective treatments with specific client populations.

As Executive Director at Clearview Treatment Programs, Dr. Rudoy has responsibility for the clinical, fiscal, and operational aspects of all treatment programs.

Katy Tarella, LCSW

Katy Tarella, LCSW
Clinical Director – Outpatient Services

Katy brings her expertise in borderline personality disorder treatment to clients from her previous positions at Mind Therapy Clinic in Corte Madera, CA and McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Her focus on both learning from and collaborating with the foremost experts in the field of treating personality disorders has shaped Katy’s clinical approach to be a curious and engaged observer, and a life-long learner.

Katy is a licensed clinical social worker, trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD), MBT for families, and General Psychiatric Management (GPM). Her integrated therapeutic approach allows her to extend flexibility with each client in understanding and treating their particular needs.

Katy holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons University in Boston, MA and her post-graduate training was completed at McLean Hospital’s Gunderson Personality Disorder Training Institute.

“Nicole

Nicole Riddle, Psy.D.
Clinical Director and Family Program Coordinator

Dr. Nicole Riddle received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, California. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

During her fellowship, she provided individual therapy, inpatient and outpatient medical consultation, brief neuropsychological assessment in the inpatient medical setting, supervised doctoral candidate students, and co-facilitated a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) course for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinicians.

Dr. Riddle trained in evidence-based therapies, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as applied to working with patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, post-partum depression, chronic pelvic pain, and eating disorders in both outpatient and inpatient medical settings.

Dr. Riddle received additional training in CBT, as well as individual and group DBT therapy, at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Administration. She participated as a clinician on the Marin County Mental Health DBT clinical team, provided DBT-informed treatment as a pre-doctoral intern at Boston Medical Center’s forensic inpatient psychiatric hospital, and participated as a clinician in the DBT for Binge Eating Disorder study at Stanford University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic.

Dr. Riddle is trained as a National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) Family Connections leader.

Dr. Riddle is bilingual in Spanish and English and is a current member of the American Psychological Association.

At Clearview, Dr. Riddle facilitates DBT skills groups, provides individual therapy using DBT, and works with patients suffering from eating disorders. Dr. Riddle also runs an ongoing DBT skills course for families of clients at Clearview Women’s Center.


Charles Swenson, MD

Charles Swenson, MD
DBT Consultant

Charles Swenson is the DBT consultant for DBT Los Angeles, and provides weekly consultation and periodic training to the DBT therapists at the outpatient center.

Dr. Swenson graduated from Harvard University and received his MD from Yale Medical School. He is an internationally recognized trainer, program implementation specialist, and expert in DBT and Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Swenson has been pivotal in developing all of the DBT programs at the DBT Center of Los Angeles, as well as Clearview Treatment Programs.

Dr. Swenson previously worked with Dr. Marsha Linehan and Behavioral Tech, and now consults nationally and internationally on DBT therapy. He also provides trainings to clinicians worldwide. Dr. Swenson is an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts.


Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D.
DBT Consultant

Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., is the program director at the 3East Boys Intensive Program at McLean Hospital. He received his B.A. from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, and was chosen as the Psychologist of the Year in Nevada in 2010.

Dr. Fruzzetti is research director and on the Board of Directors of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD), on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Investigation and Teaching of DBT, and on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Linehan Institute. He is the author or co-author of nearly 100 research and clinical papers and book chapters, and two books.

His research focuses on the interplay between severe psychopathology/emotion dysregulation and interpersonal processes (including family interactions, family violence, and therapist-client interactions) and the development and evaluation of effective individual and family treatments for these problems. He is the co-creator of the NEA-BPD Family Connections program for parents, partners, and other loved ones of people with BPD and related problems.

Dr. Fruzzetti has created multiple successful DBT applications for individuals, couples, parents, and families, and has provided extensive teaching and therapist training in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He is married and has four children.

Dr. Fruzzetti worked with members of Clearview’s extensive DBT team to develop and implement a five-week DBT family education curriculum for family members of Clearview Women’s Center. He also worked with the Clearview team to develop a DBT family program and support services for Clearview’s Outpatient Treatment Center. Dr. Fruzzetti has provided periodic consultation to Clearview.


Melanie Harned, Ph.D.

Melanie Harned, Ph.D.
DBT PE Consultant

The DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol was developed by Dr. Melanie Harned specifically to treat PTSD among high-risk and multi-problem clients who are receiving DBT. The DBT PE protocol is based on Prolonged Exposure therapy and was adapted to fit the needs of this complex client population. DBT with the DBT PE protocol is a comprehensive treatment designed to help these tremendously suffering individuals recover from trauma and build lives they experience as worth living.

Dr. Melanie Harned began developing the DBT Prolonged Exposure (PE) protocol in 2005 and received a grant from NIMH in 2009 to formally develop and test the treatment in an open trial and a pilot randomized controlled trial. In 2015, she was awarded a second grant from NIMH to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment in public mental health settings. In 2015, Dr. Harned also received the Research Award from the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of DBT for her research on DBT PE. In 2018, Dr. Harned was awarded a third grant from NIMH to prepare to conduct a large-scale hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of DBT with the DBT PE protocol in routine practice settings.

Dr. Harned is currently a Psychologist and Coordinator of the DBT Program at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. Harned has previously worked as the Research Director of Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington (2006-2018), Director of Research and Development for Behavioral Tech, LLC (2014-2017), and Director of Behavioral Tech Research, Inc. (2013-2016).

She has published extensively on topics related to DBT and DBT PE and regularly provides training and consultation in these treatments in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Harned is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington, a certified DBT therapist, PE therapist, and PE supervisor, and is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Harned trained many of the staff of Clearview Treatment Programs in the use of the DBT PE protocol. Currently, Dr. Harned consults with Clearview on the use of DBT PE with their client population and also provides clinical supervision to Clearview therapists as needed.


Kate Roahrig, MA, LMFT
Kate Roahrig, MA, LMFT
DBT Therapist and Skills Group Facilitator
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™
Kate Roahrig received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012 from Pepperdine University. Kate is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Her deep interest in psychology sparked during her undergraduate studies at Indiana University, where she majored in psychology and worked in substance abuse treatment at Tara Treatment Center. While there, she co-facilitated the men and women’s process groups and worked closely with clients through their recovery using the 12-step model.

During her master’s program, Kate trained as an in-home outreach counselor with Valley Trauma Counseling Center. She conducted therapy with families and individuals of all backgrounds who were involved with the Department of Children and Family Services and suffering from emotional, mood, psychotic, and personality disorders.

Kate also worked with John Briere, Ph.D., and Randye Semple, Ph.D., studying the genetics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in patients admitted to the trauma units at LAC+USC Medical Center. She conducted clinical interviews with trauma patients and administered assessments, over a structured time period, to track the potential for and development of PTSD. Through these experiences, Kate developed a thoughtful understanding of the human experience and the clinical needs of individuals.

Kate has been a member of the Clearview Women’s Center team since 2012, starting her work as a community counselor and moving into the position of house manager. As house manager, Kate worked closely with the treatment team to ensure each client’s experience upheld Clearview’s mission and values.

Kate has been a DBT Therapist and Skills Group Facilitator at Clearview for several years. She facilitates DBT skills groups and CBT groups, and provides individual therapy and skills coaching utilizing DBT. Kate is trained as a National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) Family Connections leader and co-leads the family program offered at Clearview.


Molly Ackerly, LCSW
Molly Ackerly, LCSW
DBT Therapist and Skills Group Facilitator
Molly Ackerly received her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University in New York and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Molly is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Molly focused her clinical training on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based treatments. While at Columbia University, Molly completed the DBT Training Program and Lab under the supervision of Dr. André Ivanoff, president of Behavioral Tech.

Molly completed her intensive DBT training in 2016 with Randy Wolbert and Gwen Abney-Cunningham at Columbia University. Additionally, Molly received clinical training in exposure therapy, functional analysis, suicide risk assessment and protocol, chemical dependency, Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT), Motivational Interviewing, and cognitive behavioral advanced clinical methods.

As a DBT intern at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., Molly provided individual psychotherapy to adults with substance use disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. She also sat on a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team, co-led DBT skills groups, and led dual-diagnosis groups. While at Silver Hill, Molly also worked as a residential counselor in the Transitional Living Program to provide milieu skills coaching to adults and adolescents with co-occurring disorders.

Molly also previously worked at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, N.Y., as a milieu manager and mental health worker. At Four Winds, Molly provided DBT milieu skills coaching and crisis de-escalation to adolescents with severe mental illness in an acute care setting.

At Clearview, Molly facilitates DBT skills training groups, CBT groups, and relapse-prevention groups, and provides individual DBT therapy.


Charlotte Wickham, LCSW
Charlotte Wickham, LCSW
DBT Therapist and Skills Group Facilitator
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™
Charlotte Wickham received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of California San Diego. Her clinical interests are the study and practice of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her clinical training has focused on evidence-based practices in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings. Additionally, she has attended several classes at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center that helped enhance her clinical work.

Charlotte previously worked at Harbor UCLA’s Adult Outpatient Program, intensively training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as several other evidence-based therapies, including Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy.

While at Harbor, she participated in a DBT consultation team, led a DBT skills training group, and practiced individual DBT therapy. She also received intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and facilitated a CBT group for anxiety and depression, as well as training in psychodiagnostic assessment with adults and conducted assessments for outpatient adult psychiatry populations.

Prior to Harbor UCLA, Charlotte worked at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment & Research, where she gained experience working with women and men with a variety of eating disorders, as well as Borderline Personality Disorder. There, she gained experience with inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs while utilizing a variety of modalities, including DBT and CBT.

At Clearview, Charlotte provides individual therapy and facilities ACT, behavioral activities, and mind/body wellness groups.


Courtney Kent, LCSW

Courtney Kent, LCSW
DBT Therapist and Skills Group Facilitator
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Courtney Kent received her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Her clinical interests are the study and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her clinical training has focused on evidence-based practices in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings. Additionally, Courtney has attended class at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

While in graduate school, Courtney interned at Family Services of Santa Monica (FSSM) and The Gathering Place. While at FSSM, she gained experience working with women, men and children with a variety of diagnoses, including Borderline Personality Disorder. Courtney attended various trainings while at FSSM, including Trauma-Focused CBT (TFCBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). While at The Gathering Place, Courtney gained experience doing Bereavement counseling in individual and group settings with individuals from 5-85 years old.

Courtney previously worked at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, where she received extensive training in various evidenced-based therapies, including CBT, Seeking Safety, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS). Additionally, she participated in DBT skills training through Behavioral Tech. While at Didi Hirsch, she facilitated the following groups: Grief Support, Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) and Healthy Relationships. Additionally, she supervised peers in IPT group supervision.

At Clearview’s Outpatient Treatment Center, Courtney received a DBT Foundational Training and an online Behavioral Chain Analysis & Validation training through Behavioral Tech, Marsha Linehan’s training institute. Courtney provides individual therapy and facilitates DBT, CBT, Relapse Prevention, Codependency and Motivational Interviewing & Commitment groups, as well as conducting individual therapy sessions and skills coaching.


Susan A. Horvat, MA, APCC

Susan A. Horvat, MA, APCC
Program Therapist
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Susan Horvat received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (Eagan, MN) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and Literature from St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN). Susan is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Susan completed her intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training in 2016 with Dr. Sharing Manning, former President and CEO of Behavioral Tech, through Treatment Implementation Collaborative’s Core Clinical Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Additionally, Susan has received training in exposure therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), assessing and managing suicide risk (LRAMP), Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

In 2014, Susan was hired at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) in Red Wing, MN, to organize a DBT program and in 2016 she was able to get the program state-certified through the Minnesota Department of Human Services. While at HVMHC, Susan also provided individual psychotherapy to adults with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, personality disorders and mood disorders. She sat on a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team, co-facilitated DBT skills training groups and served as Goodhue County Truancy Liaison.

At Clearview’s Outpatient Center Susan provides DBT skills coaching and individual therapy. She also facilitates groups (i.e., DBT, Skills Application, Recovery Skills, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion) and helps coordinate family weekends three to four times a year. Her primary clinical interests include evidence-based treatments such as Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, DBT and EMDR.

Zoe Cohen MSW ACSW

Zoe Cohen, MSW, ACSW
DBT Therapist and Skills Group Facilitator

Zoe Cohen received her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University in New York and her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Environmental Studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Zoe is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Zoe focused her clinical training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based treatments. While at Columbia University, Zoe completed the DBT Training Program and Lab under the supervision of Dr. Andre Ivanoff.

Zoe completed her intensive DBT training in 2018 with Randy Wolbert and Gwen Abney-Cunningham at Columbia University. Zoe received additional clinical training in exposure therapy, functional analysis, suicide risk assessment and protocol, alcohol and chemical dependency, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral advanced clinical methods.

As a DBT intern at NYC Health + Hospitals at Rikers Island, Queens, Zoe provided individual psychotherapy and group skills training to incarcerated male individuals with substance use disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and other mood disorders. Zoe was also part of a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team, co-led DBT skills groups and provided milieu coaching.

Zoe also previously worked for the NYC Department of Education as a school social worker at a middle school in the Bronx, NY.

At Clearview’s Outpatient Center, Zoe facilitates intensive DBT skills groups and Skill Application groups. Zoe also facilitates WRAP and weekend planning groups for PHP clients.