Attachment-based Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Oshetha L Shakoor-Rivera
Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
Are you ready to integrate loving kindness and compassion into the relationship you have with yourself and others? This may seem an impossible healing for those who have endured relational betrayal, death, loss, hurt or trauma. However, shifting focus towards meaning, resilience, and possibility can liberate you from your past and present suffering. What does this mean for you and your loved ones? It means here is an invitation to sit with a non-judgmental human being while you recover, connect, and heal in new ways. It means you may shed old roles, affirm new strengths, and learn others with vulnerability and without guard.
Are you ready to integrate loving kindness and compassion into the relationship you have with yourself and others? This may seem an impossible healing for those who have endured relational betrayal, death, loss, hurt or trauma. However, shifting focus towards meaning, resilience, and possibility can liberate you from your past and present suffering. What does this mean for you and your loved ones? It means here is an invitation to sit with a non-judgmental human being while you recover, connect, and heal in new ways. It means you may shed old roles, affirm new strengths, and learn others with vulnerability and without guard.
(678) 940-8805 View (678) 940-8805
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Jenna Gould
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
My work is attachment-based and trauma-informed.
Accepting new clients. I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the two of us. Our work together will help you live a meaningful and purposeful life, feel safe in your body, understand your behavioral and attachment patterns, and heal from relational trauma. Our earliest relationships inform the way we respond to situations past and present. As adults, we may notice some of these patterns are more harmful than helpful. Through this framework, I incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), internal family systems (IFS), and body-based approaches into our work together.
My work is attachment-based and trauma-informed.
Accepting new clients. I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the two of us. Our work together will help you live a meaningful and purposeful life, feel safe in your body, understand your behavioral and attachment patterns, and heal from relational trauma. Our earliest relationships inform the way we respond to situations past and present. As adults, we may notice some of these patterns are more harmful than helpful. Through this framework, I incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), internal family systems (IFS), and body-based approaches into our work together.
(470) 458-2112 View (470) 458-2112
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Grace Jiyoon Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
My approach to therapy is attachment-based and emotionally focused.
You are searching for a safe space. You wish to process experiences, emotions, and relationships that you feel stuck in. You hope to receive support navigating conflict, stressors, and trauma. You are here to find a therapist who validates, empathizes, and affirms. I can walk alongside you to help foster healing and growth during this difficult time.
My approach to therapy is attachment-based and emotionally focused.
You are searching for a safe space. You wish to process experiences, emotions, and relationships that you feel stuck in. You hope to receive support navigating conflict, stressors, and trauma. You are here to find a therapist who validates, empathizes, and affirms. I can walk alongside you to help foster healing and growth during this difficult time.
(470) 228-4368 View (470) 228-4368
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Julie Zeff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Using approaches like Attachment-Based, Emotionally Focused (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), & Gottman Therapies, I help couples learn to communicate, to know each other intimately, and to infuse trust and connection in their relationship.
When you’re struggling, as a couple or individually, it can feel overwhelming, lonely and sometimes downright debilitating. Do you get stuck in the same, old patterns, worry about the future, regret or re-live the past? Do you wonder if you can ever truly, be happy? Do you think that, “relationships and life are just hard”. It doesn’t HAVE to be this way! As a therapist whose been working in the field for over 25 years I’ve guided both individuals and couples to grow, change and live lives they love, over and over!
Using approaches like Attachment-Based, Emotionally Focused (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), & Gottman Therapies, I help couples learn to communicate, to know each other intimately, and to infuse trust and connection in their relationship.
When you’re struggling, as a couple or individually, it can feel overwhelming, lonely and sometimes downright debilitating. Do you get stuck in the same, old patterns, worry about the future, regret or re-live the past? Do you wonder if you can ever truly, be happy? Do you think that, “relationships and life are just hard”. It doesn’t HAVE to be this way! As a therapist whose been working in the field for over 25 years I’ve guided both individuals and couples to grow, change and live lives they love, over and over!
(470) 768-8361 View (470) 768-8361
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Tiffany Jones-Deeds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30342
The foundation of our programming is our team of compassionate and highly experienced behavioral healthcare professionals. The Newport staff is comprised of the best mental health leaders in the country, surrounding each client with 360-degree care. Because Newport’s philosophy of care views family as central to long-term, sustainable healing, the groundbreaking Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) methodology is also a central component of our approach. ABFT is proven to be successful in addressing adolescent and young adult suicidality by repairing ruptures in the parent-child relationship. Our clinicians receive ongoing trainin
The foundation of our programming is our team of compassionate and highly experienced behavioral healthcare professionals. The Newport staff is comprised of the best mental health leaders in the country, surrounding each client with 360-degree care. Because Newport’s philosophy of care views family as central to long-term, sustainable healing, the groundbreaking Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) methodology is also a central component of our approach. ABFT is proven to be successful in addressing adolescent and young adult suicidality by repairing ruptures in the parent-child relationship. Our clinicians receive ongoing trainin
(404) 999-0853 View (404) 999-0853
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Lee Goins
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
I utilize a trauma-informed lens, with an attachment-based, systemic, and person-centered framework, while integrating somatic or narrative techniques.
Some stories are just too hard for us to tell on our own and some will cause us pain just because we are still stuck in the middle of it. Stories can cause us to feel anxiety, stress, depression, confusion, and anger. They can even cause us to do things that we know are not helpful, even harmful, to cope with the negative feelings. I have a passion for people's stories and walking with people through the painful but enriching process of getting unstuck. Wherever you find yourself, you are welcome to come exactly as you are.
I utilize a trauma-informed lens, with an attachment-based, systemic, and person-centered framework, while integrating somatic or narrative techniques.
Some stories are just too hard for us to tell on our own and some will cause us pain just because we are still stuck in the middle of it. Stories can cause us to feel anxiety, stress, depression, confusion, and anger. They can even cause us to do things that we know are not helpful, even harmful, to cope with the negative feelings. I have a passion for people's stories and walking with people through the painful but enriching process of getting unstuck. Wherever you find yourself, you are welcome to come exactly as you are.
(678) 304-2187 View (678) 304-2187
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Miriam Shapiro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual therapy, couples counseling, and psychological/cognitive assessment. I enjoy working with adults of all backgrounds and ages across the lifespan. I utilize a holistic and integrative approach, drawing upon the techniques of skill-based therapies, such as CBT, ACT, and DBT, as well as more theoretical and attachment based therapies like mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy. I address issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, emotional regulation, work life balance, relationship issues, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, identity issues, and personal growth.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual therapy, couples counseling, and psychological/cognitive assessment. I enjoy working with adults of all backgrounds and ages across the lifespan. I utilize a holistic and integrative approach, drawing upon the techniques of skill-based therapies, such as CBT, ACT, and DBT, as well as more theoretical and attachment based therapies like mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy. I address issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, emotional regulation, work life balance, relationship issues, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, identity issues, and personal growth.
(470) 946-6379 View (470) 946-6379
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Simone Sobel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I work with individuals on both a short-term and long-term basis, and draw from a variety of theories and approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, existential and attachment-based therapies.
I specialize in working with adults who have trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and relationship issues. Often when we experience difficult life events, we hold our upsetting memories vividly in our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and even in our bodies. We revisit the painful past again and again, stuck in negativity and unable to simply talk our way out of the distress. I help my clients to access and process, at a deeper level, these experiences, using effective, evidence-based modalities that work. We clear out the painful past to make room for the joyful, fulfilled, self-actualized life they yearn for and deserve.
I work with individuals on both a short-term and long-term basis, and draw from a variety of theories and approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, existential and attachment-based therapies.
I specialize in working with adults who have trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and relationship issues. Often when we experience difficult life events, we hold our upsetting memories vividly in our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and even in our bodies. We revisit the painful past again and again, stuck in negativity and unable to simply talk our way out of the distress. I help my clients to access and process, at a deeper level, these experiences, using effective, evidence-based modalities that work. We clear out the painful past to make room for the joyful, fulfilled, self-actualized life they yearn for and deserve.
(678) 929-1245 View (678) 929-1245
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Michael Ramsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318
Hello! I'm Alec Ramsey, a licensed marriage and family therapist with seven years of clinical experience. I specialize in treating addiction, ADHD, trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, and grief. I use a blend of EMDR, Attachment-based, Dialectical (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) modalities. When working with couples, I use the emotionally focused therapy framework to help partners communicate deeper and more effectively. My goal is to support you in overcoming what may feel unmanageable, unpredictable, and uncontrollable.
Hello! I'm Alec Ramsey, a licensed marriage and family therapist with seven years of clinical experience. I specialize in treating addiction, ADHD, trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, and grief. I use a blend of EMDR, Attachment-based, Dialectical (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) modalities. When working with couples, I use the emotionally focused therapy framework to help partners communicate deeper and more effectively. My goal is to support you in overcoming what may feel unmanageable, unpredictable, and uncontrollable.
(678) 403-6623 View (678) 403-6623
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Kelli R. Spencer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30327
I use an attachment-based, somatic approach to healing and include mindfulness and interventions from nonviolent communication, DBT, CBT, and ACT to build stabilization, engender self awareness and growth, and enable healing from events in the past that are re-experienced in the present, helping clients earn secure attachment to find safety and trust within.
Grounded in experiential and existential orientations, I work to understand the meaning you make of life. I walk with you to help identify purpose, values, and behaviors to live more authentically and deliberately. I foster a supportive, interpersonal therapeutic relationship, and my holistic approach taps into the body's innate wisdom to promote adaptive responses and facilitate healing. By choosing to move through discomfort--a normal and healthy response to life's uncertainties--you expand opportunities for growth. My prior career in business and technology enables me to understand the unique demands of corporate professionals.
I use an attachment-based, somatic approach to healing and include mindfulness and interventions from nonviolent communication, DBT, CBT, and ACT to build stabilization, engender self awareness and growth, and enable healing from events in the past that are re-experienced in the present, helping clients earn secure attachment to find safety and trust within.
Grounded in experiential and existential orientations, I work to understand the meaning you make of life. I walk with you to help identify purpose, values, and behaviors to live more authentically and deliberately. I foster a supportive, interpersonal therapeutic relationship, and my holistic approach taps into the body's innate wisdom to promote adaptive responses and facilitate healing. By choosing to move through discomfort--a normal and healthy response to life's uncertainties--you expand opportunities for growth. My prior career in business and technology enables me to understand the unique demands of corporate professionals.
(404) 998-5302 View (404) 998-5302
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Rosie Szmyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30317
Waitlist for new clients
You do not have to have lived through something literally life-threatening to be a trauma survivor. If you didn't get your basic or emotional needs consistently met during infancy and early childhood, you likely struggle in your adult relationships. You might be overly clingy, avoidant, or self-sabotaging with your friendships and romantic partners. Or maybe, for you, it shows up as anxiety, avoidance, dissociation, low self-worth, poor boundaries, and even self-destructive behaviors. This is called complex trauma or attachment-based trauma, and it can be healed!
You do not have to have lived through something literally life-threatening to be a trauma survivor. If you didn't get your basic or emotional needs consistently met during infancy and early childhood, you likely struggle in your adult relationships. You might be overly clingy, avoidant, or self-sabotaging with your friendships and romantic partners. Or maybe, for you, it shows up as anxiety, avoidance, dissociation, low self-worth, poor boundaries, and even self-destructive behaviors. This is called complex trauma or attachment-based trauma, and it can be healed!
(404) 649-5655 View (404) 649-5655
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Eve Ruby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
I approach therapy from a relational psychodynamic and attachment-based framework, with strong influences from intersectional feminism and trauma-informed care practices.
Wherever you’ve been, however you’ve arrived, I’m glad you are here. To me, therapy is about taking time and space to listen to our bodies and emotions, with the hope of allowing us to reconnect with our inherent wisdom. We don't lose touch with this wisdom by accident. Trauma, unhealed wounds, and oppression separate us from our wisdom and intuition, and impact our ability to access all parts of ourselves. You and your body carry so much, from the grief and resilience of those who came before you, to the stress of everyday life. You were never meant to carry it all on your own.
I approach therapy from a relational psychodynamic and attachment-based framework, with strong influences from intersectional feminism and trauma-informed care practices.
Wherever you’ve been, however you’ve arrived, I’m glad you are here. To me, therapy is about taking time and space to listen to our bodies and emotions, with the hope of allowing us to reconnect with our inherent wisdom. We don't lose touch with this wisdom by accident. Trauma, unhealed wounds, and oppression separate us from our wisdom and intuition, and impact our ability to access all parts of ourselves. You and your body carry so much, from the grief and resilience of those who came before you, to the stress of everyday life. You were never meant to carry it all on your own.
(678) 944-9186 View (678) 944-9186
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Eliza Segell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
I utilize evidence-based therapies, including trauma-focused, attachment-based, mindfulness, and emotionally-focused approaches.
Your problems may be specific - a challenging relationship, sexual concerns, upsetting memories, or problem behaviors. Or your struggles may be less tangible - feeling lost, detached, or stuck. In my practice, I offer adult and couples therapy for a range of concerns. I specialize in treating sexual dysfunctions, trauma-related issues, relationship concerns, and problem behaviors. I also provide gender & sexual identity affirming care. I deeply enjoy helping individuals feel a greater sense of self-efficacy, confidence, and clarity in their lives.
I utilize evidence-based therapies, including trauma-focused, attachment-based, mindfulness, and emotionally-focused approaches.
Your problems may be specific - a challenging relationship, sexual concerns, upsetting memories, or problem behaviors. Or your struggles may be less tangible - feeling lost, detached, or stuck. In my practice, I offer adult and couples therapy for a range of concerns. I specialize in treating sexual dysfunctions, trauma-related issues, relationship concerns, and problem behaviors. I also provide gender & sexual identity affirming care. I deeply enjoy helping individuals feel a greater sense of self-efficacy, confidence, and clarity in their lives.
(434) 201-4934 View (434) 201-4934
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Felicia Kanu
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
My therapeutic approach prioritizes acceptance, non-judgment, and growth by drawing from attachment-based theory (psychodynamic therapy) and other evidenced-based practices with holistic/alternative frameworks.
I am a Black queer cis woman. I hold space as a guide and a supporter. I strive to make therapy accessible with clear, direct communication, warm energy, and pre-emptive radically inclusive stance. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Smith College School for Social Work. As a master-level social worker, I am currently pursuing my licensure in the state of Georgia under supervision at Heartwork. At Heartwork Counseling Center, we do not take insurance. We do offer a sliding scale. Our regular fee is $150.
My therapeutic approach prioritizes acceptance, non-judgment, and growth by drawing from attachment-based theory (psychodynamic therapy) and other evidenced-based practices with holistic/alternative frameworks.
I am a Black queer cis woman. I hold space as a guide and a supporter. I strive to make therapy accessible with clear, direct communication, warm energy, and pre-emptive radically inclusive stance. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Smith College School for Social Work. As a master-level social worker, I am currently pursuing my licensure in the state of Georgia under supervision at Heartwork. At Heartwork Counseling Center, we do not take insurance. We do offer a sliding scale. Our regular fee is $150.
(404) 941-2502 View (404) 941-2502
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MMohrCounseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30301  (Online Only)
Hello everyone and welcome! I'm Marylynn Mohr, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. I specialize in treating anxiety-related disorders and also specialize in working with attachment-based patterns and behaviors. I have background in working with individuals with past trauma. I use an integrative approach with adult clients to tailor therapy to best fit each individual client's needs.
Hello everyone and welcome! I'm Marylynn Mohr, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. I specialize in treating anxiety-related disorders and also specialize in working with attachment-based patterns and behaviors. I have background in working with individuals with past trauma. I use an integrative approach with adult clients to tailor therapy to best fit each individual client's needs.
(706) 898-4142 View (706) 898-4142
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Felicia Prince
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, BSP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
My eclectic approach combines psychodynamic, attachment-based approach, Yoga/Meditation, IFS, and Brainspotting to help clients begin to get to the roots of the blockage.
Are you on the journey to find your "SELF?" Are you have difficulty feeling connected, confident, curious, compassionate, calm, courageous, or clear about your next steps? If you answered "yes" you are in the right place. I provide holistic anti-racist & racially affirming therapy for high-achieving BIPOC professionals that centers social justice and decolonization. I support BIPOC folks process racial, intergenerational, and systematic trauma to REVIVE and LIBERATE themselves to show up whole, vulnerable, unapologetic & with love in all aspects of their life. Get ready to shine your light and be attuned to your inner "Self!"
My eclectic approach combines psychodynamic, attachment-based approach, Yoga/Meditation, IFS, and Brainspotting to help clients begin to get to the roots of the blockage.
Are you on the journey to find your "SELF?" Are you have difficulty feeling connected, confident, curious, compassionate, calm, courageous, or clear about your next steps? If you answered "yes" you are in the right place. I provide holistic anti-racist & racially affirming therapy for high-achieving BIPOC professionals that centers social justice and decolonization. I support BIPOC folks process racial, intergenerational, and systematic trauma to REVIVE and LIBERATE themselves to show up whole, vulnerable, unapologetic & with love in all aspects of their life. Get ready to shine your light and be attuned to your inner "Self!"
(929) 299-2174 View (929) 299-2174
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Mary Kate Minno
Counselor, MA, APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I provide a grounding environment for clients who have been in survival mode and are looking to find their authentic self. Many of my clients have learned to cope with challenging relationships, trauma, or stressors by trying to control the uncontrollable or by shutting themselves off from the world around them. I help individuals and couples build awareness and develop skills to help them experience their lives and relationships more fully so that they can feel more connected with themselves and others.
I provide a grounding environment for clients who have been in survival mode and are looking to find their authentic self. Many of my clients have learned to cope with challenging relationships, trauma, or stressors by trying to control the uncontrollable or by shutting themselves off from the world around them. I help individuals and couples build awareness and develop skills to help them experience their lives and relationships more fully so that they can feel more connected with themselves and others.
(404) 882-6941 View (404) 882-6941
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Mikela Hallmark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30342
Are you a perfectionist who struggles with being too harsh with yourself or others? Maybe you know that caring support would be helpful, but you're not usually the person to reach out for help. Sometimes, when we place high value on perfection, we can struggle with judging ourselves, disconnection in relationships and the pressure of carrying the stress and anxiety of it all. I offer a safe place for you to begin unpacking things, and learn to approach life from a place of openness, kindness, and peace.
Are you a perfectionist who struggles with being too harsh with yourself or others? Maybe you know that caring support would be helpful, but you're not usually the person to reach out for help. Sometimes, when we place high value on perfection, we can struggle with judging ourselves, disconnection in relationships and the pressure of carrying the stress and anxiety of it all. I offer a safe place for you to begin unpacking things, and learn to approach life from a place of openness, kindness, and peace.
(678) 726-1975 View (678) 726-1975
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Esther Cassady
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
You live the same life, week after week. You can’t really pinpoint what’s wrong. But you can’t shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong. Or maybe you do know what it is and what you should be doing, but you can’t seem to get any consistent forward momentum. You criticize yourself in the hopes that it will spur some action or you deny your needs and desires. If anything, it makes you feel even more despondent. Time passes, the same week, again and again, and you wonder if things will ever change.
You live the same life, week after week. You can’t really pinpoint what’s wrong. But you can’t shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong. Or maybe you do know what it is and what you should be doing, but you can’t seem to get any consistent forward momentum. You criticize yourself in the hopes that it will spur some action or you deny your needs and desires. If anything, it makes you feel even more despondent. Time passes, the same week, again and again, and you wonder if things will ever change.
(833) 734-0296 View (833) 734-0296
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Jordan Kerben
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
Adolescence and young adulthood brings unique challenges and excitement that often requires extra support from sources outside of friends and family. Navigating changes and life transitions can feel overwhelming, anxiety producing, and generally stressful. Finding the right therapist is one of the most important factors in your success towards feeling better. I work with children, teens, young adults, and highly sensitive individuals seeking support with anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, managing boundaries, and executive functioning.
Adolescence and young adulthood brings unique challenges and excitement that often requires extra support from sources outside of friends and family. Navigating changes and life transitions can feel overwhelming, anxiety producing, and generally stressful. Finding the right therapist is one of the most important factors in your success towards feeling better. I work with children, teens, young adults, and highly sensitive individuals seeking support with anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, managing boundaries, and executive functioning.
(470) 837-2904 View (470) 837-2904

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.