Attachment-based Therapists in Miami, FL

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Steven Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33135
Trauma-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused, Trauma Informed, Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy.
Hello. My name is Steve Johnson, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I have been working in the helping professions my entire adult life. I first became licensed over 25 years ago and have had the pleasure of helping many people over the years, both online and in my private practice. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families seeking counseling and served as a supervisor to newly licensed counselors and therapists. I am interested in working will clients of all ages, but working with young adults has been particularly rewarding.
Trauma-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused, Trauma Informed, Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy.
Hello. My name is Steve Johnson, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I have been working in the helping professions my entire adult life. I first became licensed over 25 years ago and have had the pleasure of helping many people over the years, both online and in my private practice. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families seeking counseling and served as a supervisor to newly licensed counselors and therapists. I am interested in working will clients of all ages, but working with young adults has been particularly rewarding.
(786) 751-5873 View (786) 751-5873
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Mabel Rodriguez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33186
Waitlist for new clients
I have completed trainings in CBT, Art-Therapy and Attachment-Based Theory.
While going through life we may encounter different challenges. These challenges may involve career-related decisions, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, family changes, traumatic events, losses, life transitions, etc. Experiencing these situations may lead to increased stress, anxiety, depression, confusion, a sense of feeling lost or overwhelmed. Is this happening to you?
I have completed trainings in CBT, Art-Therapy and Attachment-Based Theory.
While going through life we may encounter different challenges. These challenges may involve career-related decisions, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, family changes, traumatic events, losses, life transitions, etc. Experiencing these situations may lead to increased stress, anxiety, depression, confusion, a sense of feeling lost or overwhelmed. Is this happening to you?
(786) 244-7999 View (786) 244-7999
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Miriam Menendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33156
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience, including 20 years as a therapist in private practice. I treat and assess patients of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, and addiction recovery. I provide a safe, confidential environment so that patients can freely share their emotions, thoughts, past traumas, and can begin to explore the limitations which keep the patient from reaching a happy, healthy mind. My additional certification as a family therapist allows me to address the spectrum of issues which are unique to families.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified Psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience, including 20 years as a therapist in private practice. I treat and assess patients of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, and addiction recovery. I provide a safe, confidential environment so that patients can freely share their emotions, thoughts, past traumas, and can begin to explore the limitations which keep the patient from reaching a happy, healthy mind. My additional certification as a family therapist allows me to address the spectrum of issues which are unique to families.
(305) 240-6049 View (305) 240-6049
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Nally Fernandez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33169
Support for adolescents, adults, and families who need assistance with life challenges such as anxiety, family related generational trauma, sexual concerns, PTSD /Complex trauma ( sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect, adoption trauma) attachment issues, occupational stress (first responders) EMDR Certified, trauma focused, Sex Therapy Certified. Adoption Competent and Kink/poly and sex work affirmative. As your therapist, your healing is my goal. I provide psychotherapy in English and Spanish both in person and via telehealth. Techniques include EMDR, Somatic treatment, psychodynamic client centered attachment based strategies.
Support for adolescents, adults, and families who need assistance with life challenges such as anxiety, family related generational trauma, sexual concerns, PTSD /Complex trauma ( sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect, adoption trauma) attachment issues, occupational stress (first responders) EMDR Certified, trauma focused, Sex Therapy Certified. Adoption Competent and Kink/poly and sex work affirmative. As your therapist, your healing is my goal. I provide psychotherapy in English and Spanish both in person and via telehealth. Techniques include EMDR, Somatic treatment, psychodynamic client centered attachment based strategies.
(786) 707-2045 View (786) 707-2045
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Rebecca Lima
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33155  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Finding a therapist that you really connect with is integral to the therapeutic process. I weave somatic-based (EMDR, polyvagal-informed, "parts" work) and attachment-based approaches to give clients the necessary tools needed to face their greatest challenges. My passion is helping clients access their inner and external resources so you can live your life in an authentic and meaningful way.
Finding a therapist that you really connect with is integral to the therapeutic process. I weave somatic-based (EMDR, polyvagal-informed, "parts" work) and attachment-based approaches to give clients the necessary tools needed to face their greatest challenges. My passion is helping clients access their inner and external resources so you can live your life in an authentic and meaningful way.
(786) 977-3966 View (786) 977-3966
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Eliza Joachim
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
I'm experienced in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Attachment-based Therapy.
When life throws so many responsibilities your way that everything becomes overwhelming, seeking counseling can be intimidating. I'm so happy you've made the first step! I want to invite you to meet and talk about those challenging and overwhelming situations in your life. My goal is to combine research based interventions with an authentic, warm and caring style to help you navigate through your difficult situations. I have experience in trauma,anxiety, attachments, depression, relationships, addictions and self-esteem work. I hope that you will take this opportunity to reach out so we can get started on your healing journey today!
I'm experienced in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Attachment-based Therapy.
When life throws so many responsibilities your way that everything becomes overwhelming, seeking counseling can be intimidating. I'm so happy you've made the first step! I want to invite you to meet and talk about those challenging and overwhelming situations in your life. My goal is to combine research based interventions with an authentic, warm and caring style to help you navigate through your difficult situations. I have experience in trauma,anxiety, attachments, depression, relationships, addictions and self-esteem work. I hope that you will take this opportunity to reach out so we can get started on your healing journey today!
(954) 231-1431 View (954) 231-1431
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Ryan Rutkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
I utilize Seeking Safety, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), Attachment-based Therapy, and other therapy tools when necessary.
My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at and helping support you in your journey of life. I offer a safe space to cry, laugh, mourn, and be completely yourself. This space is a place where you will be heard and supported. My role is not to fix you or to impose my views on how to live. My role is to observe and reflect alongside you while I watch you accomplish your goals for yourself or your child.
I utilize Seeking Safety, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), Attachment-based Therapy, and other therapy tools when necessary.
My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at and helping support you in your journey of life. I offer a safe space to cry, laugh, mourn, and be completely yourself. This space is a place where you will be heard and supported. My role is not to fix you or to impose my views on how to live. My role is to observe and reflect alongside you while I watch you accomplish your goals for yourself or your child.
(321) 384-9956 View (321) 384-9956
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Dorimar Arroyo
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33146
My ideal client struggles with insecurities, fears, has low self- esteem, and difficulties to identify his or her strengths. He or she has fears, and anxieties, and create the worst possible case scenarios in his or her inner dialogue for situations that he or she finds threatening or challenging. Also my ideal client needs to identify strategies to better manage their time. My ideal client struggles with anxieties in his or her relationship, which could lead to codependency and anxious attachment patterns.
My ideal client struggles with insecurities, fears, has low self- esteem, and difficulties to identify his or her strengths. He or she has fears, and anxieties, and create the worst possible case scenarios in his or her inner dialogue for situations that he or she finds threatening or challenging. Also my ideal client needs to identify strategies to better manage their time. My ideal client struggles with anxieties in his or her relationship, which could lead to codependency and anxious attachment patterns.
(954) 466-1652 View (954) 466-1652
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Candice Bruce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33193
Hi, my name is Candice Bruce. I am a licensed therapist with over ten years of experience. I have helped my clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, life transitions, relationship issues, grief, etc. My approach to therapy is warm and supportive. I utilize a combination of Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered. I firmly believe that working toward your goals creates a positive change in your life.
Hi, my name is Candice Bruce. I am a licensed therapist with over ten years of experience. I have helped my clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, life transitions, relationship issues, grief, etc. My approach to therapy is warm and supportive. I utilize a combination of Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered. I firmly believe that working toward your goals creates a positive change in your life.
(386) 388-2870 View (386) 388-2870
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Marissa Jaacobi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Therapy is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in yourself. Though the decision to start therapy might feel overwhelming, it offers the unique opportunity to reflect, heal, and create a life that feels most authentic to you. With a psychodynamic and attachment-based approach, I work with clients to explore past and present experiences, and enable self-awareness from within. Together, we will focus on transforming your relationship with yourself and others through identifying and repairing patterns that have left you feeling stuck or unfulfilled.
Therapy is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in yourself. Though the decision to start therapy might feel overwhelming, it offers the unique opportunity to reflect, heal, and create a life that feels most authentic to you. With a psychodynamic and attachment-based approach, I work with clients to explore past and present experiences, and enable self-awareness from within. Together, we will focus on transforming your relationship with yourself and others through identifying and repairing patterns that have left you feeling stuck or unfulfilled.
(646) 461-4206 View (646) 461-4206
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Claire Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33109
Waitlist for new clients
Since 2015 Claire has been in private practice as a clinical therapist providing therapy to children (6 and up), adolescents, and adults of all ages. Her open nature and style of communication provide a dynamic in the therapist/client relationship which is often most important. Claire's clinical experience includes working with obstacles in life such as PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment-based concerns, ADHD, stress, grief & loss, and difficulties that accompany developmental diagnoses such as autism which can affect entire families.
Since 2015 Claire has been in private practice as a clinical therapist providing therapy to children (6 and up), adolescents, and adults of all ages. Her open nature and style of communication provide a dynamic in the therapist/client relationship which is often most important. Claire's clinical experience includes working with obstacles in life such as PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment-based concerns, ADHD, stress, grief & loss, and difficulties that accompany developmental diagnoses such as autism which can affect entire families.
(913) 399-1796 View (913) 399-1796
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Jeanie Bohall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT-S, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33106  (Online Only)
Welcome! Finding a therapist that is a good match can be a struggle. I have experience in treating a wide range of symptoms from anxiety to trauma. The therapy models that I use most commonly are attachment based. I believe that no matter what you have experienced in life, you are able to be your own change agent in your life. I currently see clients on telehealth from Texas, Montana, Florida and Washington State.
Welcome! Finding a therapist that is a good match can be a struggle. I have experience in treating a wide range of symptoms from anxiety to trauma. The therapy models that I use most commonly are attachment based. I believe that no matter what you have experienced in life, you are able to be your own change agent in your life. I currently see clients on telehealth from Texas, Montana, Florida and Washington State.
(737) 727-4195 View (737) 727-4195
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Chelsea Fullilove
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33122
My top modalities are Attachment-based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, REBT, and Solution Focused Therapy to treat stress, self-esteem, codependency, addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Hi, I’m Chelsea. Welcome to Smart Care Counseling. If you are looking for a holistic counselor to help you live your best version of yourself, congrats! You found me. If you find yourself struggling to discover your inner guide & can't break through old patterns... I know how to help. I specialize in areas like teens, trauma, & recovery, I consistently work with families, women, adolescents, and children in English and Spanish. I specialized in codependency, parenting issues, acute crisis, and inner healing. If you need help navigating change or finding clarity in your life, I can help you become an overcomer!
My top modalities are Attachment-based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, REBT, and Solution Focused Therapy to treat stress, self-esteem, codependency, addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Hi, I’m Chelsea. Welcome to Smart Care Counseling. If you are looking for a holistic counselor to help you live your best version of yourself, congrats! You found me. If you find yourself struggling to discover your inner guide & can't break through old patterns... I know how to help. I specialize in areas like teens, trauma, & recovery, I consistently work with families, women, adolescents, and children in English and Spanish. I specialized in codependency, parenting issues, acute crisis, and inner healing. If you need help navigating change or finding clarity in your life, I can help you become an overcomer!
(305) 384-1176 View (305) 384-1176
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Miami Vibes Counseling Center
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
Immediate Availability! Yung Pueblo, one of my favorite writers says, "Personal transformation is not easy. Healing yourself takes time. Letting go can sometimes feel overwhelming. Building new habits can seem like an uphill battle. Even with all of these challenges, inner work is worth it. This active form of self-love can radically change your life." Growth isn't just about being in full bloom; it's the process by which you get there...and how you continue to thrive after all the messiness from that growth. But often, you can't do this alone or without the right tools, support, and encouragement. That's what I'm here for!
Immediate Availability! Yung Pueblo, one of my favorite writers says, "Personal transformation is not easy. Healing yourself takes time. Letting go can sometimes feel overwhelming. Building new habits can seem like an uphill battle. Even with all of these challenges, inner work is worth it. This active form of self-love can radically change your life." Growth isn't just about being in full bloom; it's the process by which you get there...and how you continue to thrive after all the messiness from that growth. But often, you can't do this alone or without the right tools, support, and encouragement. That's what I'm here for!
(786) 980-9232 View (786) 980-9232
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Ekiuwa Norelus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS, AFACAPP, CCTP II, CGCS, CCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
My name is Ekiuwa Norelus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. and a Board Certified Psychotherapist. For 20 years, I have specialized in marriage and family counseling, Child or Adolescent therapy, pre-marital counseling, relationships, depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, maternal mental health counseling, grief counseling, college mental health counseling, EAP counseling, job coaching, life coaching, crisis counseling, clinical assessments, and trauma informed care. I treat children, adults, and the elderly.
My name is Ekiuwa Norelus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. and a Board Certified Psychotherapist. For 20 years, I have specialized in marriage and family counseling, Child or Adolescent therapy, pre-marital counseling, relationships, depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, maternal mental health counseling, grief counseling, college mental health counseling, EAP counseling, job coaching, life coaching, crisis counseling, clinical assessments, and trauma informed care. I treat children, adults, and the elderly.
(786) 802-7455 View (786) 802-7455
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Iriny Boules
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
We all have faced struggles in life and there are times we need a little extra help. I'm excited to work with anyone who has taken that first initial step in reaching out. Whether you're facing a specific problem or just need to talk through a situation, we can work together to find an approach and solution that works for you.
We all have faced struggles in life and there are times we need a little extra help. I'm excited to work with anyone who has taken that first initial step in reaching out. Whether you're facing a specific problem or just need to talk through a situation, we can work together to find an approach and solution that works for you.
(561) 448-9807 View (561) 448-9807
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Antonia Lopez Sex Therapy In Florida
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, Sexolog
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33131
El estrés de la vida cotidiana, la llegada o no de los hijos, crisis vitales, la intimidad casi ausente o dificultosa, infidelidades, atravesar por la dificil decisión de seguir o abandonar un matrimonio, entre otros, ha llevado a muchos de mis clientes a buscar mis servicios. Tu relación íntima contigo mismo o con tu pareja es una oportunidad para que crezcas y te desarrolles como persona. Admitir que las cosas no funcionan afectivo y/o sexualmente es el primer paso para el cambio. No pospongan más lo que tiene solución, y evita el sufrimiento y el desgaste emocional de no enfrentar lo que te preocupa.
El estrés de la vida cotidiana, la llegada o no de los hijos, crisis vitales, la intimidad casi ausente o dificultosa, infidelidades, atravesar por la dificil decisión de seguir o abandonar un matrimonio, entre otros, ha llevado a muchos de mis clientes a buscar mis servicios. Tu relación íntima contigo mismo o con tu pareja es una oportunidad para que crezcas y te desarrolles como persona. Admitir que las cosas no funcionan afectivo y/o sexualmente es el primer paso para el cambio. No pospongan más lo que tiene solución, y evita el sufrimiento y el desgaste emocional de no enfrentar lo que te preocupa.
(786) 574-9336 View (786) 574-9336
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Cherise Watson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33131
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(786) 998-5042 View (786) 998-5042
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Denise Wasmer, Licensed Psychotherapist
Counselor, MS, LMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Denise Wasmer is a Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida trained in EMDR Therapy, offering EMDR Therapy and Intensives, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck? My specialization is working with Women to heal Anxiety, Trauma and Depressive symptoms. Psychotherapy provides incredible benefits, including emotional support, improved mental health, increased self-awareness, enhanced coping skills and personal growth and self-development.
Denise Wasmer is a Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida trained in EMDR Therapy, offering EMDR Therapy and Intensives, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck? My specialization is working with Women to heal Anxiety, Trauma and Depressive symptoms. Psychotherapy provides incredible benefits, including emotional support, improved mental health, increased self-awareness, enhanced coping skills and personal growth and self-development.
(918) 238-7145 View (918) 238-7145
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Chelsey O'Donnell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33129  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in both MA & FL. Having worked in a variety of different settings throughout my career, I have greatly deepened my understanding of the mental health field and the individuals and families we get to serve. I have worked in intensive settings such as McLean-Franciscan’s Child and Adolescent inpatient unit and McLean-Franciscan’s Community-Based Acute Treatment Program (CBAT). I have also worked in schools, including the Boston Public School System and the prestigious, Milton Academy as well as having experience with crisis intervention through working at the MA DMH.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in both MA & FL. Having worked in a variety of different settings throughout my career, I have greatly deepened my understanding of the mental health field and the individuals and families we get to serve. I have worked in intensive settings such as McLean-Franciscan’s Child and Adolescent inpatient unit and McLean-Franciscan’s Community-Based Acute Treatment Program (CBAT). I have also worked in schools, including the Boston Public School System and the prestigious, Milton Academy as well as having experience with crisis intervention through working at the MA DMH.
(561) 861-1477 View (561) 861-1477

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.