Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Breakthrough in Overcontrol Disorders

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has revolutionised the field of mental health. With over 25 years of clinical research supporting its effectiveness, RO DBT is specifically designed for individuals who struggle with excessive self-control, also known as overcontrol (OC).

At our specialized clinics, we offer RO DBT treatment that combines individual therapy sessions and skills training classes. This comprehensive approach allows us to effectively target and address the five key themes associated with overcontrol:

  • Inhibited and Disingenuous Emotional Expression: Many individuals with overcontrol tendencies find it difficult to express their emotions authentically. RO DBT helps them develop the skills to identify and express their emotions in a healthy and genuine manner.
  • Hyper-Detailed Focused and Overly Cautious Behavior: Overcontrollers often exhibit a perfectionistic and cautious approach to their behaviors. RO DBT assists individuals in finding a balance between being detail-oriented and flexible in their actions.
  • Rigid and Rule-Governed Behavior: RO DBT challenges the rigid thinking patterns and rule-bound behaviors commonly seen in individuals with overcontrol. By fostering flexibility, individuals can learn to adapt to different situations more effectively.
  • Aloof and Distant Style of Relating: Overcontrollers may struggle with forming close and meaningful relationships due to their aloof and distant communication style. RO DBT helps individuals develop interpersonal skills and connect with others in a more authentic way.
  • High Social Comparison and Envy/Bitterness: Overcontrollers often compare themselves to others and experience envy or bitterness. RO DBT teaches individuals how to cultivate self-compassion and reduce the negative impact of social comparisons.

In addition to our treatment services, we also offer in-person and online training for mental health professionals who are interested in incorporating Radically Open DBT into their practice. We understand the importance of expanding access to this groundbreaking therapy for individuals with severe and difficult-to-treat mental health problems.

RO DBT has the power to transform lives by providing individuals with the tools and skills they need to break free from the constraints of overcontrol. If you or someone you know is struggling with excessive self-control, our specialized clinics are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how RO DBT can make a difference in your life.