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Radically Open

Dialectical Behavior Therapy


What is


Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is an evidenced-based treatment targeting excessive self-control. Overcontrol (OC) has been linked to social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, hyper-perfectionism, rigidity, risk aversion, lack of emotional expression, and difficult to treat mental health problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder, restrictive eating disorders, treatment resistant anxiety, chronic depression, and more.


RO DBT specifically works towards building the three important aspects of emotional well-being: openness, flexibility, and social connectedness. We do this through targeting biotemperament.  OC individuals are "threat sensitive" meaning they may see the negative rather than the positive first.  By working with this biology rather than ignoring it, change begins to happen.

"Just because you think it, doesn't make it true."

-Dr. Thomas Lynch, RO DBT Treatment Developer

Are you overcontrolled?

Many of our RO DBT clients know they are OC as soon as we start exploring OC traits like being a perfectionist, finding it hard to relax, trouble connecting with others, emotionally leaking when they don't expect it, being overly cautious, careful, and dutiful. 

Below is a short interview with Hope Arnold, RO DBT Denver Owner about overcontrol and social signaling.

What kinds of issues are treated through RO DBT?

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Paranoia and Mistrust

  • Rumination and Over Thinking

  • Social Isolation

  • Loneliness 

  • Restrictive Eating

  • Over Exercising 

  • Grudges

  • Bitterness 

  • Envy

  • Poor Communication Skills

  • Psychosomatic Issues 

  • Obsessive Thinking

  • Compulsive Fixing

  • Anger

While this is not an exhaustive list of the symptoms OC clients report, it contains some of most common ones. RO DBT treatment is tailored to each client's unique issues.

Want to learn more about RO DBT and overcontrol?  


Schedule an appointment with us or check out the RO DBT research website.

Individual Therapy

Individual Sessions are

50 minutes for $150

Intake Sessions are

1 hr for $170

Telehealth is available to clients in the states of Colorado, Texas, Utah and Virginia.  

RO DBT Skills Classes

Skills Classes are an essential component of formal RO DBT treatment or can be attended on their own


RO DBT Skills Classes

FULL - Monday 5pm 

Thursdays Noon

Services Offered


612 N Washington St

Suite 102

Denver CO 80203 


There is parking 1 hour on the North side of 6th Ave in front of a sushi restaurant and cigar shop.  Or 2 hour parking on the south side of 6th Ave between Pearl and Pennsylvania. There are also side street parking, but the above mentioned are the most easily accessible.


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