Individual Therapy

Standard Radically Open DBT is a 30-week process, though some clients may choose to work with their therapist a little longer. To begin, please fill out the assessment measures and forms under the Getting Started tab, and we will match you with an Abri therapist based on availability and insurance. If you are assessed for an over-controlled temperament and agree that this treatment will be helpful, you will have weekly 50-minute sessions with your therapist.



Other therapeutic approaches. All Abri therapists are intensively trained in Radically Open DBT and have extensive training and expertise in other therapeutic modalities such as ACT, EMDR, DBT and couple’s therapy (see bios). Our comprehensive assessment will ensure that the treatment plan we develop together - and the approach taken - best fit your needs.


Classes and Groups at Abri Radically Open DBT Classes - Adults

RO DBT classes are different from other forms of group therapy. The RO skills are taught in a class format that is fun and dynamic. Abri currently offers three adult classes, for ages 18 and older. The full course is 30 weeks. Classes are limited to twelve members, and people can start at any point in the cycle if there is room.

Clients with outside therapists can elect to attend a class at Abri while continuing to work with their current therapist. Prior to beginning, there is an assessment and orientation session with an Abri therapist to make sure this is the right treatment for you. We ask that you sign a release so your class therapist can speak to your individual therapist, and we encourage you to bring your homework to your individual sessions.


Current classes:

Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm, co-led by Shadee Hardy, LCSW, Rebecca Holmes, LCSW and Carly Smith, Ph.D.

Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm, co-led by Shadee Hardy, LCSW, and Carly Smith, Ph.D.

Thursday afternoons from 3-5 pm, co-led by CéShaun Hankins, LCSW and Carly Smith, Ph.D.

Friday mornings from 10-12 pm, led by Shadee Hardy, LCSW.

For more information, to join a class or be added to a waitlist, please click here. Or email our intake coordinator, Tanja, at [email protected].

Radically Open DBT Class – Adolescents

Abri’s adolescent class is open to adolescents aged between 13 and 17. The full course is 20 weeks, broken down into two 10-week modules. Additionally, there is a parent class component every fifth week to help parents better understand their over-controlled kids. As with the adult class, teens with outside therapists are welcome to attend.

The classes are held every Wednesday, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, and are taught by Lisa Klavans-Rekosh, LCSW.  Please contact Lisa at [email protected] for more information or to get started.


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