Our Team

Susan Kearney, LCSW

Susan Kearney LCSW, Director of Austin RODBT is a licensed clinical social Worker specializing and certified in Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT).

I received my Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus in Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders studies. My clinical practicum included working with clients re-entering the workforce after release from the criminal justice system, with a specific focus in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) at Seton Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program.
I am intensively trained and certified in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), an evidence-based treatment targeting excessive overcontrol coping behaviors that can lead to emotional loneliness and lack of intimacy – often leading to chronic Depression/Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. More on RO-DBT is located within the Services section.

Ann Gilbert, LMSW

Hi, and welcome! My name is Ann and I’m a Licensed Master of Social Work or LMSW. I have the privilege of serving clients from the RO-DBT lens. I value collaborating with my clients and exploring how we can work together to build a life worth sharing. Although I work alongside clients of all ages, my background is based in working with children and family systems. I’ve had the joy of providing DBT to adolescents at the IOP, skills group, and individual therapy levels. I prioritize providing a safe and open space allied with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clients. I would love to chat with you and/or your adolescent to learn more about how we might be able to work together at the individual therapy or weekly skills group levels. RO-DBT skills are all about increasing our connection to others and trust in our own capability – and they’re my jam! Please reach out if you think they could be yours, too.

Cassie Manley, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Houston, Texas, working towards certification in Radically Open DBT


I received my Masters in Social Work at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. My previous clinical experience includes facilitating court-ordered Batterer Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP) groups, providing brief psychodynamic therapy to individuals and families in an outpatient setting, and working as a hospice social worker.

In addition to Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), I utilize tools from a range of modalities including traditional Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Anne Vickers LMSW

I am an LMSW with my graduate degree from the University of Houston with a clinical concentration in Health and Behavioral Health, currently seeking my LCSW. My clinical practicum included working with clients seeking recovery from substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric concerns, with a specific focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), at a residential treatment center. In addition to my employment with Austin RODBT, I am employed as a Therapist for youth and young adults at a school for students diagnosed with neurological differences.

I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and am currently in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) training. Additionally, I have extensive career experience working with youth and a particular interest in adolescent mental health and group therapy. I have a passion for working with youth and their families to find therapeutic approaches that best fit each client’s holistic mental health goals as they grow, learn more about themselves, and take steps toward achieving their goals for a full and joyful life!