Hope Arnold, LCSW, MA

Hope Arnold, LCSW, MA is a Supervisor and Trainer in Radically Open DBT (RO DBT). She began her RO DBT training with Dr. Tom Lynch, treatment developer, in 2016. Hope continues to attend intensive trainings throughout the country and receives regular supervision from Dr. Tom Lynch.  Hope developed the RO DBT App through her training company Grow RO.

In her clinical work, Hope is the founder of RO DBT Denver in Denver, Colorado, a center dedicated to evidence-based care and treating disorders of overcontrol. She specializes in personality disorders (Obsessive Compulsive PD, Paranoid PD, Dependent PD, Avoidant PD), eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders (special interest in female autism), and treatment-resistant disorders (depression and anxiety).

Prior to opening RO DBT Denver, Hope was in private practice at the DBT Center of Houston and was the RO DBT Lead Clinician.  She led a team of six clinicians intensively trained in RO DBT and supervised the team member’s skill development. Hope completed her Intensive Training in traditional DBT and Prolonged Exposure Therapy through Behavioral Tech.  Hope is also trained in Jungian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Ketamine Assisted Emotion Focus Processing Therapy.

Hope graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University in New Orleans with a BBA in marketing. She worked for two of the largest private financial and consulting firms in the world before transitioning to being a clinician.  She has master’s degrees in social work from the University of Houston and psychology from Saybrook University with a concentration in Jungian studies.


Podcasts and Media


Psychologists Off the Clock

Listen to Hope Arnold discuss the difference between being overcontrolled and under-controlled, characteristics of overcontrol, problems of overcontrolled coping, controlled facial expressions effecting social connection.


Radically Open Website

Articles written by Hope Arnold on RO DBT Topics for Radially Open International Website. Topics include perfectionism, pain, falling apart, loneliness, and impulse control.


Diary Card and RO Skills

Hope Arnold and Lori Prado designed his companion app to RO DBT for a paper-free option for diary card and on-the-go RO skills reference.


Past Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Newmont Energy - Overcontrol and Undercontrol in the workplace

Gaudiani Clinic and Colorado School of Mines - Brief Intro to RO DBT

RO DBT One Day Trainings - Nashville, TN; Omaha, NB; Kansas City, MO; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX

Overview of Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (2016). Borderline Congress, International Society for the Study of Borderline Personality Disorders, Vienna, Austria.

Tools to Improve Self Awareness. (2018). The Jung Center, Houston Texas. 


We're Hiring!

RO DBT Denver is looking for a licensed mental health professional and/or a post graduate degree professional (looking to complete clinical licensing) to add to my team.  The position would be part-time contract work in RODBT with the opportunity to become a full-time employee with benefits.  You must be willing to compete the RODBT intensive training or online training at your own expense.  If interested, please contact me at rodbtdenver@gmail.com with your resume if you don't have a link.



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