Radically Open-DBT

What is RO-DBT?

RO-DBT helps those who may be a bit too “high strung” and “walk the line” a little too narrowly. Rigid responses and holding back emotionally can be a big problem—it may be the root cause of depression, relationship issues, and more. RO-DBT uses the traditional Dialectical Behavior Therapy, but adds Radical Openness to create a "life worth sharing." 

RO-DBT studies have shown that it may be helpful with clients diagnosed with chronic depression, treatment-resistant anxiety, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 

Thomas R. Lynch, Ph.D. Treatment Developer of RO-DBT

A “Life Worth Sharing?” - YES!!

What's a life without sharing it with a "tribe?" RO-DBT believes emotional-well being come from:

Openness to feedback, even when it is challenging.
Flexibility in responses to changing environmental demands.
Communication of emotions, with a recognition that expressing emotion is crucial to forming interpersonal bonds.

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What can I expect from RO-DBT?

As our RO-DBT expert @sallysuggests (Sally Roesch) says, you can expect some fun AND some discomfort. But on the practical side, RO-DBT involves weekly individual therapy sessions, weekly RO-Skills class, and telephone coaching between sessions.

RO-DBT is time-limited, but there is the option to continue treatment at the end. RO-DBT therapists are like "ambassadors" who help people get unstuck, more flexible, and out of their own way.

RO-DBT is the latest adaptation to DBT and has been developed over the past 20 years in the UK, Europe, and North America. PSYCHē is proud to be one of the first practices in Tennessee to offer all components of RO-DBT.

Sally Roesch, M.Ed. completed RO-DBT intensive training in 2018. 


Are you an “Angela?” Or do people THINK you are…


Inflexible Controlling Not spontaneous

Judgmental . Secretive Unemotional

Uptight Deliberate Passive Aggressive

A tightwad . Restrained A guilt-tripper

Uncompromising A workaholic Introverted

Cold Able to “hold out” Resentful

Withdrawn . Responsible Irritable

Diligent Rational/Logical Reliable

Then you might benefit from RO-DBT