Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or RO-DBT is a treatment that has been developed over the past 20 years by Dr. Thomas Lynch and is ideal for those struggling with perfectionism, over-working, eating disorders, chronic depression, chronic anxiety, and other hard-to-treat groups. To learn more about RO-DBT and the research that supports it, please visit www.radicallyopen.net/
RO-DBT is a new treatment for people who have high self-control – yes it is possible to have too much of a good thing. RO-DBT helps our clients find joy through connection and radical openness. It works by teaching you a series of skills to loosen up your temperament (the way that you’re genetically wired) so you feel more comfortable being open with others. This will allow you to create deeper relationships, feel more authentic, and decrease personal suffering.
How It Works
RO-DBT is an evidence-based treatment that consists of weekly individual therapy sessions combined with a weekly skills training class, facilitated by RO-DBT trained therapists. The core features of RO-DBT are listed below.
RO-DBT skills training class is a 30-week commitment. There is a maximum of 14 people per class, and people can start at various times and then will complete the full 30-week lesson cycle.
Remember, learning new skills takes time.
RO-DBT Class Details
The RO-DBT skills class uses a traditional classroom format, like a small college class. Participants and facilitators sit at a table and review homework, are taught new skills, and assigned homework for the following week. Our goal is to make learning as fun and informative as possible.
Tuesdays, 6pm to 7:30pm
Adults 18+ years old
Integrated Care Clinic is located in downtown St. Petersburg
How Much Does It Cost?
$75 per week for skills training class
(30-Week Commitment Required)
Who Will Be Leading the Class?
Samantha Winton, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and owner of Integrated Care Clinic. She specializes in working with teens and adults who struggle with eating disorders, perfectionism, body image concerns, and food-related anxiety.
Beatriz Mann, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and specializes in helping teens and adults experiencing depression, self-harm, eating disorders, or professional burn-out learn how to connect with others and reduce self-destructive habits.
Dr. Winton and Dr. Mann are part of a small group of therapists who are being intensively trained in RO-DBT by Dr. Thomas Lynch.