Attachment-based Therapists in Saratoga, CA

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Martina Glenn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I use person-centered theories, existential principles, attachment-based theories, and I frequently use EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).
I love working with creative people. My passion is to bring healing to those who have often felt limited by the burdens of their anxiety, depression, or trauma. If your desire is to find new freedom in living without hesitation and being supported in living your life with fierce and unapologetic authenticity then you’ve come to the right place. I create welcoming and affirming environment and provide a safe space where you can feel appreciated for your individuality and your rebelling soul. I am not going to repeat cliché phrases that you’ve heard million times already, but I will challenge you to find your authentic Self.
(669) 257-6137
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Annette Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Couples therapy lights me up! Not feeling heard, understood, valued or supported? Repetitive shaming & blaming? Withdrawing? Needing help? Utilizing evidence-based EFT & powerful tools from PACT, NVC & IFS,I help couples create a secure bond & safe haven with each other. You'll learn to trust, support, hear & "be there" for each other. Develop critical self-awareness, accountabiity & WE instead of just ME mentality. Turn towards each other instead of away with vulnerability, authenticity, compassion & attunement. Discover attachment styles, the brain & nervous system, survival parts & trauma that may be hurting your relationship.
(831) 215-2474
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Lauren A. Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My clients seek to change what is difficult and what isn’t working in their life. Many struggle with the impacts of trauma interfering with their day to day life. Others may struggle with feeling stuck or emotionally overwhelmed. They may be experiencing a challenging dynamic in their relationships or a lack of connectedness to others. My clients are looking to transform their life, achieve personal growth, and to heal.
(408) 402-4191
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Inga Knudson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Forrest Gump may have said it best, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." So... how do we cope with what we 'get'? Or -- how do we change it up if need be? Here you may be at a crossroads. Maybe you need help navigating intense emotions, relationships or loss. Maybe covid-life has hit you hard. Therapy can help with many of life's challenges; even help to restore a sense of joy and curiosity; agency and ability. Together we can build understanding and cultivate a sense of balance that is beneficial for you and your relationships.
(669) 240-3419
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Marilee Ruebsamen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned for your children in an ongoing high conflict divorce or another highly distressing situation? I consult, support, offer parent/child coping strategies to prevent longterm effects of severe stress & trauma for children/affected others. Even the youngest can demonstrate remarkable resilience. We attend to their confusion, impaired awareness, degree of distorted cognition. Parents cultivate enhanced attunement, insight, learn to see beyond children's distorted appraisal. We co-create more accurate thinking, safer, more healthy relationships, make space for more realistic understanding, provide predictability, constancy, enhanced trust, explore feelings, support emotional regulation, form new, hope-filled stories to replace frightening, traumatic ones.
(831) 275-8260
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Dottie Larson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with adults struggling with low motivation and/or grappling with feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, people pleasing, and irritability. Some have suffered through a great deal of disappointments in life and can't find the level of fulfillment that they deeply wish for. I also have a keen interest in working with people with high sensitivity, and those who wish to deepen their understanding of childhood experiences or trauma. Whatever feelings, or symptoms, you are struggling with, they DO serve a purpose. They are unconscious but adaptive methods to communicate something important about your life. Let's discover what it is.
(408) 539-3435
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Corri J Inouye
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Individuals - Parents - Children
(669) 758-2389
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Julie Herman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, struggling with issues related to chemical dependency or chronic illness, hoping to heal from the trauma of past abuse, interested in creating healthier relationships, or simply wanting to work on your own personal growth, I am here to help. In my general psychotherapy practice, I have extensive experience helping adults, couples, and teens grapple with the many complexities of being human.
(408) 805-3175
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Layers of Self
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPhil
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe therapy is about getting to know yourself on a more intimate level. I listen in a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental way that allows you to see more clearly what your issues are about. i hold space with the awareness that you are a soul with the wisdom and intelligence to deal with whatever life is offering you at the moment. i am highly skilled with working with people looking for self-actualization, therapists in the making and those interested in self-growth and transformation.
(408) 872-9137
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Kavita M Ramani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting new clients in January 2023. My practice is currently full. Are you hoping to find relief from suffering? I am a passionate, creative, and empathetic therapist with 9 years of experience practicing in the state of California. I work with a broad range of issues in an eclectic style. I assist people in healing emotional wounds experientially, and guide them toward resolving past trauma in the present moment without the need to re-hash a detailed trauma story. I love working with individuals, couples, groups, and families!
(408) 583-5636
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Not accepting new clients
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Yifan Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling distanced, lack of connection with your partner? Feeling always being rejected, unloved, not important in your relationship, or perhaps feeling being criticized, never enough for your loved one? You want to feel valued, important, loved again, and restore or strengthen the relational bond with your significant one. If that resonates with your current situation in your couple relationship, I am here to support you with that as a couple. Or you are struggling with personal isssues related to culture, sexual identity, sexuality or some interpersonal trauma, which impacted your relationship and mood.
(408) 688-5642
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Barbara Pannoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you yearning for a deeper, more authentic life? I would be honored to join you on your journey of self-discovery. I work collaboratively with individuals seeking to improve relationships, overcome challenges, heal from trauma and create more fulfilling lives. While I have experience treating many mental health issues and diagnoses, I prefer to focus on strengths over pathology. My goal is to serve as a guide and create a setting in which my clients can access their own wisdom and use it to heal.
(408) 898-2230
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Jennifer Patane
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
I help individuals of all ages find a sense of fulfillment and well-being in life. Life can become discontent when we get stuck in old injuries and issues, and play them out on others. I invite you to heal and move beyond old, ineffective patterns of interaction that interfere with a fulfilling life. We will practice techniques that lead to greater contentment within your interactions. Together we'll discover who you are, what got you here today, and what you can do to set yourself free and change your life.
(408) 642-6284
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Kaitlyn McLaren
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You feel stuck in your past trauma or you are struggling with overanalyzing your feelings and want to reconnect with your body. Whether you have anxiety, depression, or PTSD, you are tired of feeling outside of your body and are ready to make a change. You're discouraged from continuing towards your dreams and want warm, kind support. You want nothing more than to feel confident in yourself and live a life aligned with your values but you are not sure where to start or worry about finding someone who will actually hear you. You've come to the right place.
(323) 688-5807
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Laura B. Anderson
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
Verified
I want my clients to feel seen, known, and understood from the minute they start working with me. As a Bay Area native and former Tech professional, I intimately understand the stressors and challenges of living and working in today's fast-paced, demanding environment. My hope is to come alongside clients and help them find relief and healing from their current challenges, past experiences, and future concerns so they can return to living happy, balanced lives.
(408) 668-0489 x175
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Sharon Mead
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work mostly in couple therapy because I believe in the power of romantic connection to bring happiness, fulfillment, and comfort to life. If you are not getting along with your partner, you may be frustrated, lonely, angry, or sad. I can help you find the friendship and love you once had. I offer premarital counseling and remarriage counseling to help you realize the dreams you have of your life together. If you are still looking for a special someone, I can help you remove the roadblocks that may stand in your way.
(408) 844-4856
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Cheryl Zatkin-Steres
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help patients solve their emotional and psychological problems. They learn tools to overcome depression, anxiety, and stress and are facilitated in stopping inappropriate use of food, alcohol and drugs. Parents and stepparents learn skills to become more effective. Patients acquire methods to re-parent themselves as well as techniques in how to be more satisfied in their personal and professional relationships. Individuals gain insights that enhance their ability to feel more confident and be more productive by setting goals to achieve positive results and outcomes. Children and adolescents learn to improve their relationships with themselves and build better social and interpersonal relationships.
(408) 769-5393
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Samantha Greenlee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are times in life when we struggle with ourselves, our relationships, or our futures. What we do with the struggle is what will determine our growth. If you've found yourself in a period of uncertainty, you don't have to do this alone. Live your best life.
(408) 583-6033
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Michelle Medeiros
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment that allows my clients the opportunity to express themselves and feel understood. I use a variety of well-researched approaches and treatments that can help address their concerns. I am committed to my clients' goals on what they want to accomplish, and I work hard towards helping them build on their strengths and resiliency. I truly enjoy helping people continue to grow and advance in life, while embracing the unique qualities that make them who they are.
(408) 752-5121
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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Irene Leyva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am here to provide support and guidance for you by building on your strengths. We can explore your unique qualities and bring them to the forefront. I have extensive knowledge of principles, methods and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. I have led clients through marital and family conflict resolution by assisting in the recognition of behavioral patterns.
(310) 507-7170
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Saratoga, CA 95070
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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.