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RODBT - Sunflower field

"We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realise"


Psychology Practice Delivering

The Centre for RO DBT and DBT, is an inclusive trauma informed centre that provides evidence based treatment in a compassionate  environment. We value kindness and acceptance with each individual that walks through our doors. We understand at the heart of the therapeutic relationship is connection and aim to help clients feel safe in the work we do.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the most effective treatment for each individual client through a transdiagnostic approach and to practice adherence to the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open-Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT) treatment models. While the main treatment modalities are RO DBT and DBT, all of the clinicians working at The Centre are trained in a variety of trauma informed and evidence based treatments. The clinician will work with you to create a plan for your work together. 

The Centre will help you find your valued goals and learn skills to help you achieve your goals. The clinicians understand the main goal of standard DBT is to "build a life worth living" and RO DBT's goal is to "build a life worth sharing". Our dialectical approach is that both goals are equally important. We want to help our clients see that life is worth living and in order to connect we help them share their life with others.

We are excited to be the first outpatient centre in Sydney to provide the full Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO DBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) treatment programs to adults, teens, and families. We understand that both models may prove beneficial to individuals coming to see us as every relationship may be different. 

RODBT Hiking in Forest

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based treatment created by Dr. Marsha Linehan for those who suffer from emotional dysregulation. While the treatment was originally developed for nonsuicidal self-injury in individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder it has evolved to treat a range of populations, treatment modalities and disorders. We offer a DBT program in an outpatient setting, which includes individual therapy, skills group, phone coaching and are part of a consultation team. 

What is RODBT?

Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT) is an evidence based treatment that was created by Dr. Thomas Lynch for disorders of overcontrol, such as anorexia nervosa, chronic depression, autism spectrum disorder, OCPD and maladaptive perfectionism. We offer RO-DBT individual sessions, skills classes, phone coaching and are part of a national consultation team. This is an exciting new treatment backed by over 25yrs of clinical research. RO DBT targets loneliness and works to help in understanding ruled behaviour that interferes with social connections. If there is a part of you that wants to feel and be closer to others, RO DBT may be right for you.

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