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Episode 45: An Introduction to Radically Open –Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Radically Open – Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) has been highly praised for its ability to support and educate individuals with over-control personality traits. This can include those experiencing social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, and mental health issues such as anorexia nervosa, autism spectrum disorders, chronic depression, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

In this episode, Ashley and Sam talk with Shayla Patron, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Program Director at the DBT Center of Long Beach, and Founder of their RO-DBT Program. Shayla shares her experiences as both a client and clinician of RO-DBT. Tune in to learn about the fundamentals and interventions of this practice and gain valuable tools for your own use.

You can connect with Shayla on her website at or find her on Instagram @dbt_longbeach and TikTok @shaylapatron_therapy.

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