Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Radically-open dialectical behavior therapy (RO DBT) is a type of therapy that treats disorders of overcontrol, where people exhibit a level of self-control that interferes with their ability to function effectively, connect with others, and be flexible when needed.

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I am a qualified RO-DBT Practitioner and have completed all three levels of RO-DBT through the Radically Open Institute. I facilitate a skills class for parents and adults to assist clients in increasing flexibility, openness, and connectedness. I utilize this treatment for clients with restrictive eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, and depression.

— Apiffany Gaither, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Huntersville, NC
 

Radically Open DBT is my primary passion and area of expertise. Intensively trained and supervised in 2017 by treatment developer Dr. Thomas Lynch. I am a certified senior trainer in RO DBT, a member of the international senior clinician team, and a presenter and co-author in the areas of RO DBT with teens and families. You can find more information about my roles in the RO DBT community at https://www.radicallyopen.net/trainers-and-supervisors.html

— Heidi Ison, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tampa, FL

I am level 3 trained in Radically Open DBT. RO DBT is a great treatment to help clients learn flexibility, openness, social connection and to reduce emotional restraint, cognitive rigidity and behavioral control.

— Valerie Akins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plano, TX
 

RO-DBT is a 30-week individual/group intervention designed to address overcontrol, or Stress Response System patterns that rely on excessive self-control. It is focused on Radical Openness, or openness to change and a commitment to reframing unwanted or distressing bodily sensations, emotions, or thoughts as opportunities for growth and learning. Clients will learn to regulate their nervous systems and engage in authentic social signaling to achieve a more fulfilling and values-aligned life.

— Laurie Finnegan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a qualified RO-DBT Practitioner and have completed all three levels of RO-DBT through the Radically Open Institute. I lead a skills class for parents and adults to assist clients in increasing flexibility, openness, and connectedness.

— Apiffany Gaither, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Huntersville, NC
 

I am Level 1 trained in RO-DBT and have experience facilitating both individual RO-DBT sessions as well as co-leading RO-DBT skills groups. RO-DBT is a trans diagnostic treatment that has been found to be effective with folks struggling with perfectionism, showing emotions, and being flexible in relationships.

— Erin Dryden, Therapist in Austin, TX

I am level-II trained in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy blended learning program.

— Lisa Thomas, Art Therapist in Norfolk, VA
 

I am a qualified RO-DBT Practitioner and have completed all three levels of RO-DBT through the Radically Open Institute. I facilitate a skills class for parents and adults to assist clients in increasing flexibility, openness, and connectedness.

— Apiffany Gaither, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Huntersville, NC

As a DBT trained therapist, I have encountered some limitations of the treatment and have educated myself on better treatment approaches, which is why I have been trained on and have been using Radically Open DBT in my practice. This RO DBT focuses on being flexible and adaptive to new or challenging circumstances, being open to new experiences, and focusing on being social connections and intimacy. Helping you feel more open and connected to others can be a powerful healing force in your life.

— Vienna Aslanian, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Prescott Valley, AZ
 

RO-DBT is a 30-week individual/group intervention designed to address overcontrol, or Stress Response System patterns that rely on excessive self-control. It is focused on Radical Openness, or openness to change and a commitment to reframing unwanted or distressing bodily sensations, emotions, or thoughts as opportunities for growth and learning. Clients will learn to regulate their nervous systems and engage in authentic social signaling.

— Laurie Finnegan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker