Attachment-based Therapists in Irvine, CA

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Justin Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with an attachment-based and trauma-informed lens through the clinical models of Bowen Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
Come as you are. It takes significant courage to reach out when you are struggling. If you feel stuck in challenges with anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationships, trauma, life transitions, self-worth, addiction, grief or anger, I would like to walk with you through the difficulties to assist with bearing pain, experiencing relief, healing, and growing.
(714) 769-8709
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Chia Chi Jamie Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I utilize attachment-based model and incorporate CBT as well as psychodynamic in my approach to therapy.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist at Orange County Health Psychologists with over 8 years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings, including community services, non-profit organizations, and private schools. I am committed to creating an empathetic and warm rapport with my clients to empower them to achieve their holistic well-being. I believe in discovering clients’ strengths and insights collaboratively to overcome and manage life’s challenges.
(949) 997-1092
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Kelley Kuit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in EFT and work from a process-oriented Attachment-Based framework to help people understand their behaviors, emotions, and ways of relating.
Most of us weren’t taught about emotions – how to understand them nor how to manage them. But emotions follow us through our whole life and ultimately play a role in how we relate to ourselves and to other people. When we don't learn to understand, respond to, and care for our emotions in a healthy way, we have a harder time in adulthood relating to other people, building safe relationships, and feeling secure in our decisions.
(949) 331-1972
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
(949) 997-3182
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Irvine, CA 92604
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Suzy Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work from an attachment-based model and enjoy incorporating a variety of modalities in my therapy approach with clients.
Are you feeling stuck? Are you in survival mode? I want you to know that change is possible. My approach to therapy is to come alongside my clients and work collaboratively with them to help them feel empowered to live a more authentic and engaged life. I bring warmth and empathy into my sessions and I work with my clients to help provide a personalized treatment plan for each of them.
(949) 284-2689
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Jordan C. Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have worked with various mental health facilities across Northern & Southern California over the last ten (10)-years. I was (i) an Intervention Specialist within the Oakland (CA) Unified School District (OUSD; K-5), (ii) an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist at the East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) conducting school based therapy interventions in OUSD (i.e., K - 12), (iii) an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist at College Community Services in Anaheim, CA, (iv) a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with Newport Academy/Institute in Orange, CA, and (v) a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Foresight Mental Health in CA.
(949) 390-5201
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Irvine, CA 92620
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Jeremy Arzt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My work is attachment-based , depth-oriented, and trauma-informed.
Finding a therapist as a therapist can be so challenging. You need someone who understands the nuances of countertransference, imposter syndrome, burnout, or personal mental health issues- without feeling like you're 'talking shop' or just getting another flavor of supervision. You're also looking for someone who can offer true depth within each session. I balance providing a compassionate space while also impacting you to think and act differently in your daily life. All change is hard, but the therapeutic relationship can set a critical foundation for feeling secure in making those changes.
(657) 366-5102
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Bryana Rogel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma can be difficult to work through. By incorporating my personal experience and my professionalism we are able to work together and create a person centered plan of action with an array of modalities at your finger tips.
(949) 996-0637
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Jessica L Borelli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I utilize evidence-based approaches in my work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families, drawing upon techniques originating in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (including exposure-based therapies), Emotion-Focused Therapy, and attachment-based approaches to therapy (including those involving mentalization). I specialize in anxiety, trauma, eating/weight, or relationship issues, and adopt an individualized, culturally sensitive approach with each client. I view therapy as an opportunity for the client to share, to learn, and to grow through a close connection.
(323) 615-2396
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Irvine, CA 92697
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Dr. Natalie Zaragoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist striving to deliver high-quality therapy that is holistic and tailored to you. My priority is providing a safe and comfortable therapeutic relationship. This foundation is the groundwork that allows my clients to take risks in therapy and discuss what is really getting in the way of the life they want to lead. Therapy with me means going beyond the surface of thoughts and behaviors to access underlying emotions that are often at the root of feeling stuck. As an attachment-based therapist, I help my clients explore their relationships and their emotional and behavioral patterns.
(949) 558-2547
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Kristin E Cyprien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of therapy styles including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, attachment-based , short-term/solution-focused, and others.
Yes, I am taking new clients at this time. If you are looking for a therapist, you have already taken a first courageous step toward healing. Whether you want to reduce stress, manage emotional pain, overcome a challenge, improve relationships, or “just want to feel better,” therapy can help. I work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship challenges, and overall wellness. I believe that therapy is a guided personal journey to promote healing and growth. If you are struggling, a guiding hand can help you to feel more like your authentic self.
(951) 395-8735
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Christine Monroe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sometimes it helps to talk about life's struggles and pain with someone who listens and understands. Sometimes we have become distant from the people most important to us and need help repairing relationships. Sometimes the people we needed to care for us have hurt us and we need help healing. Sometimes we have done things we regret and need help moving forward. Everyone desires to be known and accepted, but sometimes things happen to cause us to withdraw and give up on connecting with others. I would like to help you find healing, hope, and connection in your life.
(657) 237-2429
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Maddison Herrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Our lives are filled with so much unknown and mixed emotions. My hope is to help clients through this journey and help them out of the feeling of being "stuck". I see all ages of individuals and have a passion for working with young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, chronic illness, self-esteem/self-worth, co-dependency, perfectionism, people pleasers, grief, and/or relationship conflicts. I enjoy taking a collaborative and empathetic approach with my clients to best provide a safe and open space to explore whether it be there first time in therapy or visiting again.
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Angelica Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Since 2016, I have worked with a variety of populations in different clinical settings. Through my diverse experiences, I have come to appreciate the many backgrounds, stories and struggles that each client brings to therapy. My eclectic approach values that therapy is not a “one-size-fits-all” process. I am committed to understanding who you are, how you got here and where you want to be, so that I can tailor our sessions to meet your specific needs. I creatively integrate various treatment modalities including client-centered, mindfulness, CBT, and attachment-based therapy.
(949) 403-6897
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Irvine, CA 92602
Not accepting new clients
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Bailey Gastmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Specifically, I take an attachment-based , interpersonal, and psychodynamic approach while using evidence-based practices from CBT, DBT, EFT, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Welcome! I want to begin by acknowledging the courage it can take to begin therapy. Every therapist is different and offers a unique perspective; as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I recognize that the therapeutic relationship helps set the foundation for change to occur, allowing you to feel safe in being your truest and most authentic self.
(657) 837-6573
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Irvine, CA 92603
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Martha R Contreras-Pantoja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe the therapy process involves forming a relationship with someone who you can share with and trust. A third party who wont judge you, or share/gossip your most intimate secrets or life struggles with others. It's nice having friends and or family to share with, but that isn't always an option, nor is it always safe. I provide my clients with an environment free from judgement where you can let your guard down, vent, share and just be you. Therapy doesn't mean there's something wrong with you, it means you're ready to grow and better understand yourself, others and hopefully life. Isn't that what we're all striving for?
(949) 537-2739
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Yessica Curiel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals and couples facing a range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, and identity exploration. I utilize an attachment-based approach and skill-building techniques to help people better understand themselves, their patterns, and their relationships. Taking a step toward healing and nurturing yourself can be daunting, but I would be honored to walk alongside you on your journey.
(949) 844-6715
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Lindsay Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Lindsay, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I specialize in treating individual adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I've helped people to cope more effectively with stress, low self-esteem, and phase of life challenges. I employ techniques from attachment-based , cognitive behavioral (CBT), family systems, humanistic, and psychodynamic modalities. I have helped many people learn how to set boundaries, speak about difficult issues, explore themselves, discuss life transitions, gain insight, end unproductive patterns, accept themselves, and discover how life experiences have impacted them.
(951) 447-8279
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Irvine, CA 92603
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Kaytie Allah
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Psychologist and Professor of Graduate Clinical Psychology, specializing in attachment and relationships. I focus on how our attachment and past/current relationships affect and contribute to our mental health, joy, and overall success. I have over ten years of experience specializing in Eating Disorders, Relational Conflicts, Depression/Anxiety, ADHD, Parenting and Woman's Health.
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Jacquelyn Hatcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
My tool belt of techniques includes attachment-based , person-centered, mindfulness, strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Hello my name is Jacquelyn Hatcher and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I also graduated from California State University, Fullerton with my Master’s Degree in Counseling. My self care includes spending time with my husband, cats, family, friends, gardening, running, cooking, among other hobbies. I strongly believe in taking care of both your physical and emotional needs for overall wellness. I offer virtual and in person therapy for clients in the state of California. I offer individual therapy for young adult and adult clients.
(657) 261-8180
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Attachment-based Therapists

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.