Attachment-based Therapists in Denver, CO

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Ryanne Giorgione
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
I utilize trauma-informed practices and gravitate towards attachment-based, values, and mindfulness practices.
Sometimes our inner world seems chaotic and stressful. Sometimes we feel like we are going through life surrounded by a fog and can’t see a way out. Sometimes we experience something so significant that our life is turned upside down and we have a hard time coping. Regardless of what you are experiencing right now, it does not reflect anything about your worth and you do not have to navigate it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide opportunities for you to work through the challenges of life while reconnecting with your authentic self and embracing your inner-knowing.
I utilize trauma-informed practices and gravitate towards attachment-based, values, and mindfulness practices.
Sometimes our inner world seems chaotic and stressful. Sometimes we feel like we are going through life surrounded by a fog and can’t see a way out. Sometimes we experience something so significant that our life is turned upside down and we have a hard time coping. Regardless of what you are experiencing right now, it does not reflect anything about your worth and you do not have to navigate it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide opportunities for you to work through the challenges of life while reconnecting with your authentic self and embracing your inner-knowing.
(720) 753-4926 View (720) 753-4926
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Dr. Rebekah DePretis
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships? Do you feel like your suffering has become too heavy to carry alone? When this happens, we can feel unloveable, broken, alone, and unable to heal and move forward. My goal is to create a therapy space where you feel supported and guided, and that I'm not just another person to talk to. Together we will work on breaking the cycle you are stuck in and empower you to create a future unburdened by your past.
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships? Do you feel like your suffering has become too heavy to carry alone? When this happens, we can feel unloveable, broken, alone, and unable to heal and move forward. My goal is to create a therapy space where you feel supported and guided, and that I'm not just another person to talk to. Together we will work on breaking the cycle you are stuck in and empower you to create a future unburdened by your past.
(720) 613-2960 View (720) 613-2960
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Valentina (Tina) Setteducate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I pull from a number of modalities including family systems work, somatic therapies, mindfulness-based practices and attachment-based work.
I am a dually licensed therapist in both California and Colorado. I specialize in helping clients greatly improve their relationships, whether that be with family, a romantic partner, colleagues or friends. Connection and being in relationship is an essential part of the human experience, and when our relationships are feeling off or disconnected, it impacts us deeply. I am passionate about helping my clients identify their relationship patterns and learn how to better communicate their needs in order to feel more fulfilled. I also specialize in helping clients navigate the complicated feelings that come up surrounding a breakup.
I pull from a number of modalities including family systems work, somatic therapies, mindfulness-based practices and attachment-based work.
I am a dually licensed therapist in both California and Colorado. I specialize in helping clients greatly improve their relationships, whether that be with family, a romantic partner, colleagues or friends. Connection and being in relationship is an essential part of the human experience, and when our relationships are feeling off or disconnected, it impacts us deeply. I am passionate about helping my clients identify their relationship patterns and learn how to better communicate their needs in order to feel more fulfilled. I also specialize in helping clients navigate the complicated feelings that come up surrounding a breakup.
(720) 740-4818 View (720) 740-4818
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Kelli Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
An eclectic approach in your treatment plan may include artistic expression, attachment-based, coping strategies, emotionally-focused, EMDR, mindfulness, relational, parts work, somatic, strengths-based, trauma-focused, and more.
Transitions are part of life, and yet some feel overwhelming. At such times, you may need a community to walk alongside you. In reaching out, you have taken that first courageous step toward healing. Together we will explore how you might get back on track, or perhaps forge a new path. Through compassionate exploration of your strengths, you may find it is possible to find your footing. I specialize in adults from all walks of life and challenges that any stage may present, such as anxiety, depression, dual diagnoses, life transitions, parenting, relational challenges, somatic, spirituality, trauma-focused, women's issues, and more.
An eclectic approach in your treatment plan may include artistic expression, attachment-based, coping strategies, emotionally-focused, EMDR, mindfulness, relational, parts work, somatic, strengths-based, trauma-focused, and more.
Transitions are part of life, and yet some feel overwhelming. At such times, you may need a community to walk alongside you. In reaching out, you have taken that first courageous step toward healing. Together we will explore how you might get back on track, or perhaps forge a new path. Through compassionate exploration of your strengths, you may find it is possible to find your footing. I specialize in adults from all walks of life and challenges that any stage may present, such as anxiety, depression, dual diagnoses, life transitions, parenting, relational challenges, somatic, spirituality, trauma-focused, women's issues, and more.
(720) 571-9478 View (720) 571-9478
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Muna Osman
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80205
My integrative therapeutic approach includes narrative therapy, attachment-based therapy, culturally based practices, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT).
Seeking out help and accessing therapy services is not easy, and there are many barriers that prevent people from getting the help they need and deserve. One of my goals is to help reduce these barriers by creating a space that is welcoming, safe, and honors the various identities you may hold. It’s important for me to work with my clients in a collaborative manner while using strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches. My hope is that my clients get to live an authentic life that is fulfilling and embodies self-acceptance.
My integrative therapeutic approach includes narrative therapy, attachment-based therapy, culturally based practices, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT).
Seeking out help and accessing therapy services is not easy, and there are many barriers that prevent people from getting the help they need and deserve. One of my goals is to help reduce these barriers by creating a space that is welcoming, safe, and honors the various identities you may hold. It’s important for me to work with my clients in a collaborative manner while using strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches. My hope is that my clients get to live an authentic life that is fulfilling and embodies self-acceptance.
(720) 927-9011 View (720) 927-9011
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Shannon Kinsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
With attachment-based work, I utilize DBT, CBT and ACT.
I use a strengths-based approach, with an integrative and multicultural model, bringing both evidenced-based practices while remaining person-centered empowering you to guide your treatment. I want to work collaboratively with you to help you understand and change the patterns in your life that may be holding you back. Whether it is due to mental health struggles, past trauma, life transitions, daily endeavors, confidence, or relational issues, I want to aid in finding solutions. You don't have to navigate this alone any longer, let's work together towards your goals and growth you have been striving for.
With attachment-based work, I utilize DBT, CBT and ACT.
I use a strengths-based approach, with an integrative and multicultural model, bringing both evidenced-based practices while remaining person-centered empowering you to guide your treatment. I want to work collaboratively with you to help you understand and change the patterns in your life that may be holding you back. Whether it is due to mental health struggles, past trauma, life transitions, daily endeavors, confidence, or relational issues, I want to aid in finding solutions. You don't have to navigate this alone any longer, let's work together towards your goals and growth you have been striving for.
(303) 835-0407 View (303) 835-0407
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Rebekah Sorkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
I practice compassionate mental health treatment from a trauma-informed and attachment-based perspective.
The longest relationship you’ll ever have is the relationship you have with yourself. I help folx explore how things like depression, anxiety, trauma and attachment impact the relationship they have with themselves, others, and the world around them. My name is Rebekah, and I am so glad that you’re here. We will work together to build holistic practices that lead to deeper, more authentic connection with yourself and with those you care about, while nurturing and healing the parts of your story impacted by trauma, disconnection, and loss.
I practice compassionate mental health treatment from a trauma-informed and attachment-based perspective.
The longest relationship you’ll ever have is the relationship you have with yourself. I help folx explore how things like depression, anxiety, trauma and attachment impact the relationship they have with themselves, others, and the world around them. My name is Rebekah, and I am so glad that you’re here. We will work together to build holistic practices that lead to deeper, more authentic connection with yourself and with those you care about, while nurturing and healing the parts of your story impacted by trauma, disconnection, and loss.
(720) 650-8230 View (720) 650-8230
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Kelly Howell
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
I work from an attachment-based and systemic lens, meaning that I believe your past context plays a major role in your present experience.
I am a relational therapist who supports individuals and couples who are wanting to pursue healing. My clients often feel overwhelmed, stuck, and confused as they go through challenging transitions, relationship difficulties, or begin to face past trauma. I help couples who want to deepen intimacy and rebuild a meaningful sense of connection. I help individuals gain more understanding and compassion as we explore the unique challenges they face, past or present.
I work from an attachment-based and systemic lens, meaning that I believe your past context plays a major role in your present experience.
I am a relational therapist who supports individuals and couples who are wanting to pursue healing. My clients often feel overwhelmed, stuck, and confused as they go through challenging transitions, relationship difficulties, or begin to face past trauma. I help couples who want to deepen intimacy and rebuild a meaningful sense of connection. I help individuals gain more understanding and compassion as we explore the unique challenges they face, past or present.
(720) 782-5411 View (720) 782-5411
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Shonglee Ho
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, LPCC, MFTC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80207
I utilize Emotionally-Focused, Attachment-Based, Narrative, and Cognitive-Processing Therapy to support your unique experiences, identities, and goals.
Grounded in empathy, curiosity, and a deep belief in the capacity for change and growth, I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families build stronger and more fulfilling relationships, heal from attachment wounds, process traumatic experiences, and foster emotional well-being. If you are facing relationship challenges and communication breakdowns, struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, having difficulty with self-compassion, navigating cultural identity issues, experiencing harm due to systemic injustices, and/or looking to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, I am here to support you.
I utilize Emotionally-Focused, Attachment-Based, Narrative, and Cognitive-Processing Therapy to support your unique experiences, identities, and goals.
Grounded in empathy, curiosity, and a deep belief in the capacity for change and growth, I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families build stronger and more fulfilling relationships, heal from attachment wounds, process traumatic experiences, and foster emotional well-being. If you are facing relationship challenges and communication breakdowns, struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, having difficulty with self-compassion, navigating cultural identity issues, experiencing harm due to systemic injustices, and/or looking to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, I am here to support you.
(720) 704-1324 View (720) 704-1324
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Carly Johnson
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
I have an attachment-based lens and find significant meaning in reparative and recovery-oriented work and hope for increased insight, expanded awareness, and positive changes for my clients and their families.
I believe that wellness begins with identifying and moving toward meaningful goals within the supportive context of a trusting therapeutic relationship. An area of passionate focus for me is my work with children and adults who have experienced a variety of traumas and losses. My clinical experience includes private practice, individual therapy with children and adolescents in public and private school settings, residential treatment with high-risk youth in the custody of the state, and community mental health center services with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I welcome clients' diverse perspectives and unique life contexts.
I have an attachment-based lens and find significant meaning in reparative and recovery-oriented work and hope for increased insight, expanded awareness, and positive changes for my clients and their families.
I believe that wellness begins with identifying and moving toward meaningful goals within the supportive context of a trusting therapeutic relationship. An area of passionate focus for me is my work with children and adults who have experienced a variety of traumas and losses. My clinical experience includes private practice, individual therapy with children and adolescents in public and private school settings, residential treatment with high-risk youth in the custody of the state, and community mental health center services with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I welcome clients' diverse perspectives and unique life contexts.
(720) 924-4365 View (720) 924-4365
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Aleisha Maunu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Are you struggling in your relationship with your partner, with stressors in your family/work life, with your child's behaviors/emotions, or with your own personal/inner fears/worries/sadness? Perhaps you are struggling with the question, 'Who am I?' If you are feeling stuck, I can help you. Many people have gone through what you are going through, and there is help out there. I am a licensed therapist in the Denver Metro area with over 20 years of experience in the helping field, and I work with kids/teens, couples, families, and individuals.
Are you struggling in your relationship with your partner, with stressors in your family/work life, with your child's behaviors/emotions, or with your own personal/inner fears/worries/sadness? Perhaps you are struggling with the question, 'Who am I?' If you are feeling stuck, I can help you. Many people have gone through what you are going through, and there is help out there. I am a licensed therapist in the Denver Metro area with over 20 years of experience in the helping field, and I work with kids/teens, couples, families, and individuals.
(303) 351-5143 View (303) 351-5143
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Michelle Fagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC , EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of perfectionism and people-pleasing? Do you find you can’t get away from your own inner criticism, no matter what you do? Perhaps you’ve experienced anxiety from a young age and struggle to find relationships where you feel valued. When you’ve lived a certain way for so long, it can feel like change is impossible. But there’s a part of you that is a rebel, a cycle-breaker. It envisions a life filled with confidence, self-worth, and trusting healthy relationships. My goal is to help you bring this vision to life.
Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of perfectionism and people-pleasing? Do you find you can’t get away from your own inner criticism, no matter what you do? Perhaps you’ve experienced anxiety from a young age and struggle to find relationships where you feel valued. When you’ve lived a certain way for so long, it can feel like change is impossible. But there’s a part of you that is a rebel, a cycle-breaker. It envisions a life filled with confidence, self-worth, and trusting healthy relationships. My goal is to help you bring this vision to life.
(720) 706-1169 View (720) 706-1169
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Dr. Felicia Greher
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80238  (Online Only)
My therapy approach is integrative, relational, and employs research-supported interventions tailored to the individual client and blends mindfulness-based, emotionally focused, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Have you been feeling sad or lonely, overwhelmed with worry or self-doubt, depleted, stressed, or burned out? Maybe you feel disconnected from others, yourself, or even your own emotions. Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of how you expected something to turn out? Are you facing a significant life transition or stress in relationships, work, parenting, relocation, aging, medical issues, etc.? Are your tried-and-true ways of coping no longer working? Do you feel like you are languishing or lacking meaningful fulfillment and you desire personal growth or greater self-awareness?
My therapy approach is integrative, relational, and employs research-supported interventions tailored to the individual client and blends mindfulness-based, emotionally focused, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Have you been feeling sad or lonely, overwhelmed with worry or self-doubt, depleted, stressed, or burned out? Maybe you feel disconnected from others, yourself, or even your own emotions. Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of how you expected something to turn out? Are you facing a significant life transition or stress in relationships, work, parenting, relocation, aging, medical issues, etc.? Are your tried-and-true ways of coping no longer working? Do you feel like you are languishing or lacking meaningful fulfillment and you desire personal growth or greater self-awareness?
(720) 707-3012 View (720) 707-3012
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Brooke Humphreys
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MFTC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
I work from an attachment-based, experiential, systemic, and trauma-informed lens.
I am passionate about working with people who feel disconnected from themselves and their loved ones. Healthy relationships are essential in contributing to our overall well being. This is why I focus on supporting people who feel stuck in their relationships. Life can be difficult, but having supportive relationships can make the hard times more bearable. It is important that you have a space to tell the full truth of your experience without judgment. So many places in our life we are asked to wear masks or say things are “okay” when they aren't. I provide a compassionate space to learn, heal, and grow towards a fulfilling life.
I work from an attachment-based, experiential, systemic, and trauma-informed lens.
I am passionate about working with people who feel disconnected from themselves and their loved ones. Healthy relationships are essential in contributing to our overall well being. This is why I focus on supporting people who feel stuck in their relationships. Life can be difficult, but having supportive relationships can make the hard times more bearable. It is important that you have a space to tell the full truth of your experience without judgment. So many places in our life we are asked to wear masks or say things are “okay” when they aren't. I provide a compassionate space to learn, heal, and grow towards a fulfilling life.
(303) 835-0650 View (303) 835-0650
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Betsy Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Clients come to me feeling stuck, alone, scared, insecure and overwhelmed, not good enough. My clients walk away from me with more confidence, more clarity of who they are and what they need, more deeply attached in healthy relationships, with more ease and balance in life, more able to face life’s challenges with a sense of possibility and hope. Couples learn to change the cycle of interaction so they feel more emotionally connected and secure. I provide compassionate, focused, trauma informed and attachment based emotionally focused therapy to regulate and heal your hurt and create secure attachments- with yourself and others.
Clients come to me feeling stuck, alone, scared, insecure and overwhelmed, not good enough. My clients walk away from me with more confidence, more clarity of who they are and what they need, more deeply attached in healthy relationships, with more ease and balance in life, more able to face life’s challenges with a sense of possibility and hope. Couples learn to change the cycle of interaction so they feel more emotionally connected and secure. I provide compassionate, focused, trauma informed and attachment based emotionally focused therapy to regulate and heal your hurt and create secure attachments- with yourself and others.
(720) 414-6444 View (720) 414-6444
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Milou Haskin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Based on your needs, I utilize therapeutic techniques drawn from modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.
I am passionate about helping others cultivate a well of inner resources and tools to navigate the challenges of life, seeing each individual’s well-being as contributing to our collective healing. We aren’t meant to find our way through on our own. I’m so happy to see you here. My approach is first founded on developing a supportive space of acceptance and understanding, from which therapy is collaboratively tailored to your individual needs.Together, we will work together to experience and connect with emotions, identify patterns, explore the roots of limiting beliefs, discover a sense of purpose, and uncover your innate wisdom.
Based on your needs, I utilize therapeutic techniques drawn from modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.
I am passionate about helping others cultivate a well of inner resources and tools to navigate the challenges of life, seeing each individual’s well-being as contributing to our collective healing. We aren’t meant to find our way through on our own. I’m so happy to see you here. My approach is first founded on developing a supportive space of acceptance and understanding, from which therapy is collaboratively tailored to your individual needs.Together, we will work together to experience and connect with emotions, identify patterns, explore the roots of limiting beliefs, discover a sense of purpose, and uncover your innate wisdom.
(720) 547-2602 View (720) 547-2602
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Jan Buchanan | Therapy Partners
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Treatment approaches include Attachment-based, Strength-based, EMDR, Trauma-Informed, Dialectical (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Principles, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trust-Based Relational Interventions.
Whether you’re a person struggling to meet your full potential, a parent hoping to see your child thrive, or a family working to repair broken relationships, good therapy can result in growth and lasting change. It takes courage to be willing to honestly look at ourselves. It takes a safe, open and non-judgmental space, as well as an experienced therapist to make that work possible. As a licensed professional counselor this is the work I do. My approach is open and straightforward. I use scientifically-based methods, years of experience and customized techniques, to match your specific needs.
Treatment approaches include Attachment-based, Strength-based, EMDR, Trauma-Informed, Dialectical (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Principles, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trust-Based Relational Interventions.
Whether you’re a person struggling to meet your full potential, a parent hoping to see your child thrive, or a family working to repair broken relationships, good therapy can result in growth and lasting change. It takes courage to be willing to honestly look at ourselves. It takes a safe, open and non-judgmental space, as well as an experienced therapist to make that work possible. As a licensed professional counselor this is the work I do. My approach is open and straightforward. I use scientifically-based methods, years of experience and customized techniques, to match your specific needs.
(720) 513-2366 View (720) 513-2366
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Rachael Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-MI, LCSW-CO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
Openings available! Taking the first steps toward change oftentimes feels overwhelming; I am here to walk this journey with you. If you are looking to discover your resilience and develop a deeper understanding of yourself, I encourage you to reach out. Your story, your feelings, and what you have to say matter; my goal is that you feel heard and empowered. Therapy is a space to slow down from the stressors of everyday life and take an intentional look at your needs and wants moving forward. While change and growth can feel uncomfortable at times, you can expect to feel supported, challenged, and motivated by working with me.
Openings available! Taking the first steps toward change oftentimes feels overwhelming; I am here to walk this journey with you. If you are looking to discover your resilience and develop a deeper understanding of yourself, I encourage you to reach out. Your story, your feelings, and what you have to say matter; my goal is that you feel heard and empowered. Therapy is a space to slow down from the stressors of everyday life and take an intentional look at your needs and wants moving forward. While change and growth can feel uncomfortable at times, you can expect to feel supported, challenged, and motivated by working with me.
(720) 722-6391 View (720) 722-6391
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Alnora Sights
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Some favorites are: EMDR, attachment-based, polyvagal theory, narrative and mindfulness techniques, bibliotherapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), The Gottman Method, and the work of Esther Perel.
I specialize in working with both couples and individuals who are dealing with complex trauma, PTSD, and religious trauma, as well as those who are exploring their identity and navigating life transitions, such as relationship ruptures, career changes & grief. I provide therapy to both adults and youth ages 16+. In addition, I specialize in working with Latin/Hispanic and LGBTQIA+ individuals. I am particularly passionate about supporting expats and professionals from Latin American countries as they adjust to a new culture and build a life away from home. I work with couples experiencing trauma, life crises, and major transitions.
Some favorites are: EMDR, attachment-based, polyvagal theory, narrative and mindfulness techniques, bibliotherapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), The Gottman Method, and the work of Esther Perel.
I specialize in working with both couples and individuals who are dealing with complex trauma, PTSD, and religious trauma, as well as those who are exploring their identity and navigating life transitions, such as relationship ruptures, career changes & grief. I provide therapy to both adults and youth ages 16+. In addition, I specialize in working with Latin/Hispanic and LGBTQIA+ individuals. I am particularly passionate about supporting expats and professionals from Latin American countries as they adjust to a new culture and build a life away from home. I work with couples experiencing trauma, life crises, and major transitions.
(720) 640-8891 View (720) 640-8891
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Annie Vail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209
Waitlist for new clients
I am also trained in multiple trauma and attachment-based modalities, IFS & Gestalt, compassionate communication (NVC), PACT couples therapy, and authentic relating.
I believe in your capacity to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression, grieving the death of a loved one or a painful breakup, struggle with belonging, or just feel stuck and know that you are ready to do something about it. Do you want more intimacy, connection, and joy in your relationships? Let me help you uncover unconscious patterns and beliefs and heal from old wounds that may be keeping you from living from your best self. Together we can bring more love, capacity, skill, and presence into your relationships.
I am also trained in multiple trauma and attachment-based modalities, IFS & Gestalt, compassionate communication (NVC), PACT couples therapy, and authentic relating.
I believe in your capacity to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression, grieving the death of a loved one or a painful breakup, struggle with belonging, or just feel stuck and know that you are ready to do something about it. Do you want more intimacy, connection, and joy in your relationships? Let me help you uncover unconscious patterns and beliefs and heal from old wounds that may be keeping you from living from your best self. Together we can bring more love, capacity, skill, and presence into your relationships.
(503) 966-9615 View (503) 966-9615

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.