Attachment-based Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Chaya Krinsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Chaya Krinsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
You look put together, present yourself well, but are privately struggling. Your problems may not be immediately apparent to others, but internally you have a hard time with accepting yourself, being present in your life, and with finding joy. You work hard and are constantly juggling an array of tasks, but your relationships are sluggish and you feel overwhelmed and disconnected. You may be struggling with parenting and wonder why your intimate relationships, or the lack thereof, are so damn hard. You do not feel content and question whether you're good enough to do life well.
You look put together, present yourself well, but are privately struggling. Your problems may not be immediately apparent to others, but internally you have a hard time with accepting yourself, being present in your life, and with finding joy. You work hard and are constantly juggling an array of tasks, but your relationships are sluggish and you feel overwhelmed and disconnected. You may be struggling with parenting and wonder why your intimate relationships, or the lack thereof, are so damn hard. You do not feel content and question whether you're good enough to do life well.
(424) 543-8129 View (424) 543-8129
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ClearMind Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am a licensed psychologist and my focus has centered around toddler and teen diagnosis and intervention, parent counseling/skills training, and family group psychotherapy. I utilize my background and training in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment-based approaches to therapy, but also appreciate when cognitive and behavioral approaches are needed. Utilizing my skills in psychodiagnostic testing and therapy, I provide individualized treatment and support to children and their families. (Virtual therapy (age 12+), parent training, and testing/evaluations are available. Currently, no availability for in-person therapy cases.)
I am a licensed psychologist and my focus has centered around toddler and teen diagnosis and intervention, parent counseling/skills training, and family group psychotherapy. I utilize my background and training in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment-based approaches to therapy, but also appreciate when cognitive and behavioral approaches are needed. Utilizing my skills in psychodiagnostic testing and therapy, I provide individualized treatment and support to children and their families. (Virtual therapy (age 12+), parent training, and testing/evaluations are available. Currently, no availability for in-person therapy cases.)
(310) 896-4159 View (310) 896-4159
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Ventana Garen
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Using mindfulness, somatic therapy, and attachment-based techniques, I help you reconnect with your inner strength and values, paving the way for transformative growth in your relationship with yourself and others.
If you're navigating anxiety, depression, trauma or life's transitions, I'm here to support you. Whether it's relationship struggles or the challenges of parenthood, your desire for empowerment and self-discovery is at the heart of our journey together. Ready to feel understood, supported, and equipped with tools to overcome obstacles? Looking to explore sexuality, love, and your relationships? My training blends neurobiology, practical tools, and embodiment practices to support you into authentic expression and greater freedom.
Using mindfulness, somatic therapy, and attachment-based techniques, I help you reconnect with your inner strength and values, paving the way for transformative growth in your relationship with yourself and others.
If you're navigating anxiety, depression, trauma or life's transitions, I'm here to support you. Whether it's relationship struggles or the challenges of parenthood, your desire for empowerment and self-discovery is at the heart of our journey together. Ready to feel understood, supported, and equipped with tools to overcome obstacles? Looking to explore sexuality, love, and your relationships? My training blends neurobiology, practical tools, and embodiment practices to support you into authentic expression and greater freedom.
(213) 296-0199 View (213) 296-0199
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Meredith Murdock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042
I work with couples, families, and individuals through an attachment-based, holistic approach that includes somatic work to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.
At times life can feel challenging. Navigating relationships, work, family, or just day to day tasks can sometimes feel overwhelming and disheartening. It takes courage to reflect on ourselves, our experiences, and our life choices. I commend you for taking this step.
I work with couples, families, and individuals through an attachment-based, holistic approach that includes somatic work to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.
At times life can feel challenging. Navigating relationships, work, family, or just day to day tasks can sometimes feel overwhelming and disheartening. It takes courage to reflect on ourselves, our experiences, and our life choices. I commend you for taking this step.
(323) 615-2961 View (323) 615-2961
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Meagan Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90038
I'm happy you're here. It takes courage to seek out a perspective that can transform and empower you. When we allow ourselves the time to connect with our bodies, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, we can heal and release what no longer serves; while at the same time strengthening what is true. Everything you are feeling serves a purpose. It is useful information. Symptoms such as: anxiety, depression, addiction, or relationship challenges are all trying to tell you something. You need some attention and we can all benefit from positive, focused attention where we need it.
I'm happy you're here. It takes courage to seek out a perspective that can transform and empower you. When we allow ourselves the time to connect with our bodies, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, we can heal and release what no longer serves; while at the same time strengthening what is true. Everything you are feeling serves a purpose. It is useful information. Symptoms such as: anxiety, depression, addiction, or relationship challenges are all trying to tell you something. You need some attention and we can all benefit from positive, focused attention where we need it.
(213) 725-2866 View (213) 725-2866
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Maryam Ashraf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, identity, and difficult life transitions? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and can’t seem to focus or move forward? There are many ways to get unstuck, and this is the work I love to do to help you heal, grow and live a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative approach including attachment-based work, DBT, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness, bringing in each as needed. Above all, I strive to hold space and empathy for your life experience.
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, identity, and difficult life transitions? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and can’t seem to focus or move forward? There are many ways to get unstuck, and this is the work I love to do to help you heal, grow and live a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative approach including attachment-based work, DBT, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness, bringing in each as needed. Above all, I strive to hold space and empathy for your life experience.
(424) 484-3335 View (424) 484-3335
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Sabrina Gerardo
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90003  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is guided by psychodynamic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed theory.
Does your inner voice often sound critical? Do you struggle with high standards for yourself and fear judgment and rejection from others? Maybe you struggle with expressing your needs and feelings? That's where I can offer support. I work well with people who are highly sensitive, struggle with perfectionism, and are curious about exploring the parts of themselves that have been shamed and repressed. I help by facilitating empowerment, teaching skills to relearn emotional safety, and centering one's story. I strive to facilitate a process of healing that is client-led and welcomes all emotions.
My therapeutic approach is guided by psychodynamic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed theory.
Does your inner voice often sound critical? Do you struggle with high standards for yourself and fear judgment and rejection from others? Maybe you struggle with expressing your needs and feelings? That's where I can offer support. I work well with people who are highly sensitive, struggle with perfectionism, and are curious about exploring the parts of themselves that have been shamed and repressed. I help by facilitating empowerment, teaching skills to relearn emotional safety, and centering one's story. I strive to facilitate a process of healing that is client-led and welcomes all emotions.
(424) 544-2329 View (424) 544-2329
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Dr. Aimen Khouraki
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Aimen has training and experience providing: Multiculturally-Focused Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy, Psychodynamic and Attachment-Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, & CBT.
Dr. Aimen Khouraki is a licensed clinical psychologist. His graduate and clinical training have focused on providing multiculturally-sensitive and competent mental health support to individuals from a variety of intersecting backgrounds. His therapeutic style is centered around building authentic connections with his clients in a compassionate and safe environment. While Dr. Aimen’s therapeutic approach often depends on the client and the kind of work they want to accomplish, his treatment always incorporates a strengths-based approach that encourages client engagement and collaboration for therapy to be meaningful.
Aimen has training and experience providing: Multiculturally-Focused Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy, Psychodynamic and Attachment-Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, & CBT.
Dr. Aimen Khouraki is a licensed clinical psychologist. His graduate and clinical training have focused on providing multiculturally-sensitive and competent mental health support to individuals from a variety of intersecting backgrounds. His therapeutic style is centered around building authentic connections with his clients in a compassionate and safe environment. While Dr. Aimen’s therapeutic approach often depends on the client and the kind of work they want to accomplish, his treatment always incorporates a strengths-based approach that encourages client engagement and collaboration for therapy to be meaningful.
(562) 561-2073 View (562) 561-2073
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Rebeka Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90014
I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, trauma-informed, and attachment-based therapies.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon & Associates: Eating Disorders Clinic, specializing in body-image and related concerns. Trained primarily in community mental health, I have worked with a variety of diagnoses and clinical issues. I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate developmental milestones such as forming identity and developing a secure sense of self. I especially enjoy implementing a strength-based approach to support people in healing issues related to self-worth and self-esteem in order to develop a sense of empowerment in their lives.
I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, trauma-informed, and attachment-based therapies.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon & Associates: Eating Disorders Clinic, specializing in body-image and related concerns. Trained primarily in community mental health, I have worked with a variety of diagnoses and clinical issues. I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate developmental milestones such as forming identity and developing a secure sense of self. I especially enjoy implementing a strength-based approach to support people in healing issues related to self-worth and self-esteem in order to develop a sense of empowerment in their lives.
(562) 503-4472 View (562) 503-4472
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Self Care Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026
We meet you where you're at and build on your resilience. We welcome you and invite you to start on your self care. We value diversity and acceptance; we work with all faiths, LBGTQ+, and all backgrounds.
We meet you where you're at and build on your resilience. We welcome you and invite you to start on your self care. We value diversity and acceptance; we work with all faiths, LBGTQ+, and all backgrounds.
(323) 576-4491 x002 View (323) 576-4491 x002
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Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(310) 879-5673 View (310) 879-5673
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Amani-Breanna Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Building, expanding, & healing a family takes time, work, & support. Through a direct relational approach and empathy development, we will explore what may be triggered by your romantic relationship or the barriers between your mother/daughter relationship so that you may love & connect with more compassion & understanding. Through mindfulness, we will hold space for your anticipation of bringing your little one into the world and your ever-changing experience through pregnancy. Through body awareness & building an intentional self care practice, we will navigate the necessary care and support needed through your postpartum journey.
Building, expanding, & healing a family takes time, work, & support. Through a direct relational approach and empathy development, we will explore what may be triggered by your romantic relationship or the barriers between your mother/daughter relationship so that you may love & connect with more compassion & understanding. Through mindfulness, we will hold space for your anticipation of bringing your little one into the world and your ever-changing experience through pregnancy. Through body awareness & building an intentional self care practice, we will navigate the necessary care and support needed through your postpartum journey.
(310) 742-8162 View (310) 742-8162
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Jessica Cerutti, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90041  (Online Only)
I approach therapy from a depth-oriented and attachment-based perspective to increase insight, overcome barriers, and to connect to feeling more deeply. I view this work as a collaborative exploration, and am honored to provide support to others on their journey to a deeper understanding of themselves. I aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to enable you to comfortably begin this process of self-discovery.
I approach therapy from a depth-oriented and attachment-based perspective to increase insight, overcome barriers, and to connect to feeling more deeply. I view this work as a collaborative exploration, and am honored to provide support to others on their journey to a deeper understanding of themselves. I aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to enable you to comfortably begin this process of self-discovery.
(626) 542-1337 View (626) 542-1337
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Monica Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Monica, (pronouns she/her/ella), is a Latine therapist that uses a person centered, attachment based, psychodynamic, somatic, and trauma-informed lens in her work. She brings an authentic and caring presence into the therapy room. Monica believes in a whole-person approach, and therefore considers the needs of mind, body, and spirit in her approach.
Monica, (pronouns she/her/ella), is a Latine therapist that uses a person centered, attachment based, psychodynamic, somatic, and trauma-informed lens in her work. She brings an authentic and caring presence into the therapy room. Monica believes in a whole-person approach, and therefore considers the needs of mind, body, and spirit in her approach.
(323) 310-1691 View (323) 310-1691
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Quinn Viens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I utilize an attachment-based, trauma-informed framework to help you cultivate awareness and find lasting solutions.
Many times, we can identify problems but struggle to understand how they affect our satisfaction in life, relationships, and overall functioning. I enjoy helping individuals and couples who are eager and willing to explore the underlying causes of their challenges to create meaningful change. My practice specializes in supporting individuals struggling with addiction and recovery, sexual trauma, and grief, assisting them in understanding barriers and forging paths toward progress. Additionally, I aid those seeking to navigate issues concerning identity, sexuality, relationship hurdles, and life transitions.
I utilize an attachment-based, trauma-informed framework to help you cultivate awareness and find lasting solutions.
Many times, we can identify problems but struggle to understand how they affect our satisfaction in life, relationships, and overall functioning. I enjoy helping individuals and couples who are eager and willing to explore the underlying causes of their challenges to create meaningful change. My practice specializes in supporting individuals struggling with addiction and recovery, sexual trauma, and grief, assisting them in understanding barriers and forging paths toward progress. Additionally, I aid those seeking to navigate issues concerning identity, sexuality, relationship hurdles, and life transitions.
(213) 816-9716 View (213) 816-9716
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Kat Valentine
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
I am a LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamy-affirmative therapist, who provides online therapy for adults, romantic partners, and chosen family. I specialize in empowering people to work through shame, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coming out, and relational issues. I take a humanist, collaborative, attachment-focused approach in my therapeutic work and believe it’s often useful to examine the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships in order to weave new narratives that better serve us. I have completed my Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training (an attachment-based couples therapy method).
(747) 245-3808 View (747) 245-3808
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Ahra (Esther) Ko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Waitlist for new clients
My approach integrates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and attachment-based theories while being mindful of systemic and cultural factors.
Therapy is often sought after a major life transition or stressor. However, there are myriad benefits to seeking support in the process of change or uncertainty. Perhaps you've noticed a shift in your mood, sleep, or appetite, or you've found yourself feeling tired and overwhelmed. If you wait until these symptoms exacerbate, they may compound with other complex issues that can become more difficult to resolve. Early intervention is essential.
My approach integrates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and attachment-based theories while being mindful of systemic and cultural factors.
Therapy is often sought after a major life transition or stressor. However, there are myriad benefits to seeking support in the process of change or uncertainty. Perhaps you've noticed a shift in your mood, sleep, or appetite, or you've found yourself feeling tired and overwhelmed. If you wait until these symptoms exacerbate, they may compound with other complex issues that can become more difficult to resolve. Early intervention is essential.
(213) 375-1716 View (213) 375-1716
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Kathryn Lubow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I am an integrative psychotherapist who utilizes mindfulness and compassion based approaches woven together with Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR. I offer an attachment based approach and work collaboratively with you to help you gain awareness of patterns from your past and present that are impacting your life, and to experience insights that can foster change and promote an increase in self-regulation and well being. Strengths and resources can be accessed and the negative experiences from the past that continue to affect the present can be processed and resolved.
I am an integrative psychotherapist who utilizes mindfulness and compassion based approaches woven together with Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR. I offer an attachment based approach and work collaboratively with you to help you gain awareness of patterns from your past and present that are impacting your life, and to experience insights that can foster change and promote an increase in self-regulation and well being. Strengths and resources can be accessed and the negative experiences from the past that continue to affect the present can be processed and resolved.
(323) 745-2235 View (323) 745-2235
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Sharon Rubinstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I have an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), ACT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, as well as Attachment-based Psychodynamic Therapy.
It takes courage to take the first step. I consider it a privilege to walk beside you on your journey to a more rewarding and fulfilling life. I approach psychotherapy in an integrative, holistic manner that incorporates an understanding of the inter-relatedness of mind, body, and emotional health. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your feelings and express yourself. Respect, compassion, and empathy are the cornerstones of my practice. I'll also challenge you in a direct, yet supportive and nonjudgmental manner, to help guide you on your quest for self-discovery while strengthening your emotional intelligence.
I have an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), ACT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, as well as Attachment-based Psychodynamic Therapy.
It takes courage to take the first step. I consider it a privilege to walk beside you on your journey to a more rewarding and fulfilling life. I approach psychotherapy in an integrative, holistic manner that incorporates an understanding of the inter-relatedness of mind, body, and emotional health. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your feelings and express yourself. Respect, compassion, and empathy are the cornerstones of my practice. I'll also challenge you in a direct, yet supportive and nonjudgmental manner, to help guide you on your quest for self-discovery while strengthening your emotional intelligence.
(323) 518-1181 View (323) 518-1181
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Zoe Spears
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I use an Attachment-Based lens when working with clients.
Do you often struggle with interpersonal relationships and find yourself caught in similar relationship patterns that you can't get out of or struggle with feelings of high achievement anxiety? I help individuals and couples who want to work on creating and fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships and manage feelings of anxiety, perfectionism and people pleasing tendencies. Together we will work on gaining insight into why you feel stuck in repetitive patterns and identify the roots of these issues so that you can make empowering choices in your life and relationships.
I use an Attachment-Based lens when working with clients.
Do you often struggle with interpersonal relationships and find yourself caught in similar relationship patterns that you can't get out of or struggle with feelings of high achievement anxiety? I help individuals and couples who want to work on creating and fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships and manage feelings of anxiety, perfectionism and people pleasing tendencies. Together we will work on gaining insight into why you feel stuck in repetitive patterns and identify the roots of these issues so that you can make empowering choices in your life and relationships.
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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.