Heidi Ison

Accepting Clients

Through warmth, acceptance, and encouragement I help my clients overcome painful past experiences and maladaptive coping.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tampa, FL

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

RO DBT is designed for people that struggle with over-thinking, trouble relaxing, rigid or inflexible responding, excessive self control, avoidance of feelings or expressing emotions, maladaptive perfectionism, and high levels of loneliness. People with over-control (OC) tend to mask emotional expressions, sometimes without even knowing they are. Many OC's have a high-attention-to-detail focus, and find they ruminate when things are uncertain or unexpected occur.

My Background and Approach

Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO DBT) offers practical skills for building friendships, decreasing overthinking, curbing perfectionism, and learning to relax. RO DBT targets nearly the opposite issues of traditional DBT as it targets maladaptive Over-Control by focusing on increasing flexibility, openness, and strong connections with others. Overcontrol has been linked to social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, hyper-perfectionism, rigidity, risk aversion, lack of emotional expression, and difficult to treat mental health problems including chronic depression/anxiety and personality disorders. RO DBT is the only therapy that is specifically designed to treat overcontrol and works with client's unique biology (threat sensitivity and excessive self-control) to help with mental health issues.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Rate: $185/session


813-602-2312 Email Heidi
2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 120
Tampa, FL 33607

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