What is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

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Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy is for clients experiencing difficulty with control, including excessive self-control or over control.

RODBT practitioners believe that control issues can manifest as depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anorexia nervosa, and some personality disorders. The idea behind RODBT is that while some level of self-control can be functional, an excess can lead to dysfunction in relationships.

Your counselor will help you change your physiological responses when you demonstrate excessive control, such as in social situations. Recognizing the times when you are less open allows you to work on your relating skills.

In RODBT, openness, flexibility, and social connectedness work together as the core of what it means to be radically open.

Anyone who has relational struggles or problems with control can benefit.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief and understanding that the ability to heal and grow is inherent within every human being, and that every human has within them the strengths and wisdom needed to do so.

Chelsea Kuehl, MA, LMFT, CATC-IV

Los Angeles


Chelsea utilizes evidenced based practices to teach clients the skills to more fully engage in their life.  As part of this, Chelsea works with clients to balance acceptance and change.  Balancing acceptance and change assists clients to navigate facts of their lives while working to problem solve areas where change is desired.  As part of this, there is a focus on becoming more skillful in emo...