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Radically Open

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is

RO DBT?

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.

"We don’t see things as they are—we see things as we are."

-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. 

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.

 
Services Offered
Individual Therapy

Individual Sessions are

50 minutes for $140

Intake Sessions are

1 hr for $160

RO DBT Skills Classes

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

$50/hr 

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

RO DBT Skills Classes

Monday 5pm 

Thursdays Noon

GET IN TOUCH

612 N Washington.

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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