Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy — known as RO-DBT — was developed by Thomas Lynch, PhD, and his colleagues, and has been empirically validated and researched with clients for 20 years. While traditional DBT is helpful for individuals who need more help regulating and controlling emotions, RO-DBT is designed for those who benefit from goals of openness and flexibility. Mindful Psychology Associates offers RO-DBT classes regularly to support individual therapy (with our therapists or others).
Benefits of RO-DBT
- Social connectedness
- Emotional expressiveness
Who can benefit from RO-DBT?
Do traits like these ring a bell?
- Excessive self control
- Rule follower
- Preference for order, structure
- Reserved, restrained
RO is a trans-diagnostic treatment approach, meaning that it was not designed for one particular diagnosis. However, if you struggle with any of the following problems, you may benefit from RO treatment:
- Chronic depression
- Treatment resistant anxiety
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Body Dysmorphia
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCDP)
For more information on the treatment approach, visit the Radically Open website.
If you identify with any or all of the following traits, you may benefit from RO-DBT:
- Rigidity in behaviors or thinking (perfectionism)
- Excessive need to be in control (over control)
- Difficulty accessing emotions
- Social isolation
- Emotionally shut down or guarded
Dr. Jennifer Contarino Panning is currently accepting referrals for clients for RO-DBT. Since RO is a structured treatment, you may benefit from RO even if you are already in traditional talk therapy. Dr. Contarino Panning will consult and collaborate with your current therapist.
NOTE: Clients must be in ongoing individual therapy. This class is a supplement to individual therapy. We will collaborate with referring therapists.