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.
RO DBT Skills Classes
Monday mornings (in person at Abri) from 11:00-1:00, led by Cat Godi, Professional Counselor Associate, and Rebecca Holmes, LCSW.
Tuesday evenings (online) from 5:30-7:30 pm, co-led by Rebecca Holmes, LCSW, and Tess Renirie, CSWA.
Wednesday evenings (online) from 6-8 pm, co-led by Shadee Hardy, LCSW, and Ashlyn West, LPC.
Friday mornings (online) from 10-12 pm, led by Shadee Hardy, LCSW, and Ashlyn West, LPC.
RO DBT In-Person Skills Class for Adolescents
Thursday evenings from 4:30-6 pm, co-led by Rebecca Holmes, LCSW, and Tess Renirie, CSWA.
RO DBT Light
RO DBT Light is a shorter, 12-week, version of our regular RO DBT class for clients who are assessed as not necessarily needing the “full meal deal” but who could still benefit from exposure to some essential skills.
Tuesday evenings (online) from 5:30 to 7:30 co-led by Shadee Hardy, LCSW, and Cat Godi, Professional Counselor Associate.
For clients who have completed 30 weeks of a RO DBT skills class and want to deepen their skills practice. Clients take turns bringing issues (interpersonal, edges, etc.) where they are struggling to apply RO skills to the class, and we do in-depth chains and find/practice solutions together. Interested clients are asked to commit to attending for at least two months (reasonable absences permitted).
Thursday evenings (online) from 5:15 to 6:45 co-led by Shadee Hardy, LCSW, and Kirsten McAteer, LPC.
For more information, to join a class or be added to a waitlist, please click here. Or email our intake coordinator, Riley, at [email protected].