A Life Worth Sharing
Whether you are going through a challenging life transition or have struggled with your mental health for a while, we are here for you. Services are offered to all Florida residents online and we have an office conveniently located in the heart of Tampa, Florida if you prefer in-person visits. While Radically Open DBT is our specialty, you will find that our clinicians have a broad range of experience in building resilience and health in the communities where we live and serve.
The talented team of clinicians at RO DBT Tampa offer compassionate and evidence-based counseling to help you find personal fulfillment. In the words of one client:
“I chose RO DBT to continue to learn how to acknowledge the emotions I’ve been covering up for so long, learn how to adapt to situations that are out of my control (and try not to control every situation), connect more with others instead of isolating and start to find joy in life again (even when things aren’t perfect). I desire to find meaning and purpose in my life. Even before the difficulties of the past year I’ve lived an unfulfilling life. I’ve learned I can’t just force myself to be happy or content and my over-controlled tendencies have kept me from experiencing so much.”
What is Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO DBT)?
RO DBT is a NEW, ground-breaking treatment for problems related to over-control. Not just talk…TOOLS for an open, flexible and connected life.
Stuffing negative feelings down? Always striving for more? Irritated when plans change or someone makes a mistake? Not able to relax and have fun? These are all problems related to over-control. It turns out that having too much self-control also has disastrous effects on our mental health and relationships.
DBT vs RO DBT
Opposite of traditional DBT, whose goals are to regulate chaotic and erratic emotions and behaviors, the goal of RO DBT is to foster more flexibility and openness for people who can at times be too rigid. The problem is trying to have too much control over themselves, others, and the world which causes high distress and strained relationships.
Having an over-controlled temperament is associated with problematic perfectionism, chronic loneliness, depression and anxiety, disordered eating, obsessive, compulsive and avoidant personality features. Individuals who struggle with problematic over-control may have a hard time receiving feedback, difficulty adjusting to unexpected change, and find it hard to relax or maintain close relationships.
Take this quiz to find out: Is RO DBT for you?