Attachment-based Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Batool Almoshelli, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Batool Almoshelli
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You might be going through a challenging life transition, crippled by worry or a traumatic experience; you have decided it's time for a change and therapy is a great tool to get you there. We can work on finding your inner strengths and ultimately achieve your goals to improve your quality of life. We'll work together to enhance your (or your teen's) strengths to help you overcome the challenges you are currently experiencing as well as helping you develop tools for your future. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and will be dedicated in walking through your journey with you.
You might be going through a challenging life transition, crippled by worry or a traumatic experience; you have decided it's time for a change and therapy is a great tool to get you there. We can work on finding your inner strengths and ultimately achieve your goals to improve your quality of life. We'll work together to enhance your (or your teen's) strengths to help you overcome the challenges you are currently experiencing as well as helping you develop tools for your future. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and will be dedicated in walking through your journey with you.
(630) 599-7008 View (630) 599-7008
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Confluent Relationship Therapy
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
My approach is mostly eclectic, although I focus heavily on Gottman and attachment-based perspectives.
As seen in: Forbes, Fatherly, The Knot, Everyday Health, and AskMen! Are you struggling with your relationship? Do you feel distant from your partner? I help couples and relationships find peace by fostering communication, managing conflict, and rebuilding the foundations of the union that are vital to the success of any relationship. Your goals for your relationship are my goals for your relationship! I work with clients from all backgrounds, including traditional and non-traditional relationships or unions. LGBTQIA+ allied, and poly affirming.
My approach is mostly eclectic, although I focus heavily on Gottman and attachment-based perspectives.
As seen in: Forbes, Fatherly, The Knot, Everyday Health, and AskMen! Are you struggling with your relationship? Do you feel distant from your partner? I help couples and relationships find peace by fostering communication, managing conflict, and rebuilding the foundations of the union that are vital to the success of any relationship. Your goals for your relationship are my goals for your relationship! I work with clients from all backgrounds, including traditional and non-traditional relationships or unions. LGBTQIA+ allied, and poly affirming.
(312) 874-6588 View (312) 874-6588
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Marissa Krager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
The common approach I use in therapy is attachment-based work, processing the client’s attachment with their past and present support people, family, and loved ones.
My name is Marissa Krager, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed School Social Worker (PEL) in the state of Illinois. I like to look at my clients as a whole, (environment, support, interests, strengths, weaknesses) not just individually. I go by my client’s pace, assessing how you are working in counseling and understanding what you're able to process/handle in those moments, never adding pressure. Specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and general counseling.
The common approach I use in therapy is attachment-based work, processing the client’s attachment with their past and present support people, family, and loved ones.
My name is Marissa Krager, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed School Social Worker (PEL) in the state of Illinois. I like to look at my clients as a whole, (environment, support, interests, strengths, weaknesses) not just individually. I go by my client’s pace, assessing how you are working in counseling and understanding what you're able to process/handle in those moments, never adding pressure. Specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and general counseling.
(872) 274-2208 View (872) 274-2208
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Jeanette Mazeikis
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
(773) 923-0588 View (773) 923-0588
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Aimee Dokko Osborne
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
She also incorporates attachment-based, existential and mind-body approaches.
Whether you desire to make changes, heal wounds or develop a more genuine and authentic life, Aimee invites you to partner with her in creating a safe, supportive space for reflection and growth. Examine, explore and discover how maintain a more gratifying and joyful lifestyle. As your story unfolds, she tailors a wholistic approach that meets your personal needs, goals and aspirations.
She also incorporates attachment-based, existential and mind-body approaches.
Whether you desire to make changes, heal wounds or develop a more genuine and authentic life, Aimee invites you to partner with her in creating a safe, supportive space for reflection and growth. Examine, explore and discover how maintain a more gratifying and joyful lifestyle. As your story unfolds, she tailors a wholistic approach that meets your personal needs, goals and aspirations.
(312) 516-2454 View (312) 516-2454
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Emily Brennan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60655
I also work from an attachment-based lens which puts an emphasis on how early connections and experiences play a role in daily life.
I have experience working with both children and adults seeking individual and/or family therapy to help address a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, feelings of unworthiness, stress, ADHD, neuro-divergance, relational issues, codependency, emotional/behavioral concerns, and parent/caregiver support.
I also work from an attachment-based lens which puts an emphasis on how early connections and experiences play a role in daily life.
I have experience working with both children and adults seeking individual and/or family therapy to help address a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, feelings of unworthiness, stress, ADHD, neuro-divergance, relational issues, codependency, emotional/behavioral concerns, and parent/caregiver support.
(708) 740-2496 View (708) 740-2496
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Alissa Mazzenga
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Do you struggle to trust yourself, validate your own needs and feelings, or set boundaries? Did you grow up with an unavailable, unpredictable, or critical parent? Are you quick to take responsibility and blame yourself for relational struggles? Longing to address these issues, process a painful loss, or find freedom from limiting patterns and beliefs, my clients are seeking clarity, healing, and empowerment. Often, we are navigating relationships, dating, family conflict, career choices and satisfaction, and their hopes for the future.
Do you struggle to trust yourself, validate your own needs and feelings, or set boundaries? Did you grow up with an unavailable, unpredictable, or critical parent? Are you quick to take responsibility and blame yourself for relational struggles? Longing to address these issues, process a painful loss, or find freedom from limiting patterns and beliefs, my clients are seeking clarity, healing, and empowerment. Often, we are navigating relationships, dating, family conflict, career choices and satisfaction, and their hopes for the future.
(630) 451-9320 View (630) 451-9320
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Danielle Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I am trained to provide EMDR therapy and specialize in treating trauma, both event-based and attachment-based injuries.
If you are feeling frustrated by the same issues and patterns despite your best efforts to change, I am here to help you figure out the stuck points and move towards the life that you want to live. I am passionate about helping people truly heal and create a life worth living based on their personal goals and values. In our work together, we will identify the root causes of your present problems and combine skill-building with deep internal work to create real change. I respect that you are the expert of your life, and my goal is to help you to connect with your own power.
I am trained to provide EMDR therapy and specialize in treating trauma, both event-based and attachment-based injuries.
If you are feeling frustrated by the same issues and patterns despite your best efforts to change, I am here to help you figure out the stuck points and move towards the life that you want to live. I am passionate about helping people truly heal and create a life worth living based on their personal goals and values. In our work together, we will identify the root causes of your present problems and combine skill-building with deep internal work to create real change. I respect that you are the expert of your life, and my goal is to help you to connect with your own power.
(773) 557-7170 View (773) 557-7170
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Katie Hatches
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
I prioritize using trauma-informed and relational approaches and may integrate components of Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and attachment-based interventions.
I am a pre-licensed mental health counselor with experience in community-based mental health and crisis intervention. I believe in the transformative nature of community, and I value exploring the intersections of identity and the ways they interact with your life and lived experiences. My goal is to encourage the strengthening of your voice and to better understand how various systems impact how we show up. You already have the answers within you, and my role is to collaborate with you in the recalling of them.
I prioritize using trauma-informed and relational approaches and may integrate components of Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and attachment-based interventions.
I am a pre-licensed mental health counselor with experience in community-based mental health and crisis intervention. I believe in the transformative nature of community, and I value exploring the intersections of identity and the ways they interact with your life and lived experiences. My goal is to encourage the strengthening of your voice and to better understand how various systems impact how we show up. You already have the answers within you, and my role is to collaborate with you in the recalling of them.
(872) 666-9937 View (872) 666-9937
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Nicole Marino
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Chicago, IL 60610  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families for a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adult life transitions, couple conflict, emerging adulthood, attachment-based issues, self-esteem issues, sexual concerns, divorcing couples, work and career issues, grief and loss, and child/adolescent work
I work with individuals, couples, and families for a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adult life transitions, couple conflict, emerging adulthood, attachment-based issues, self-esteem issues, sexual concerns, divorcing couples, work and career issues, grief and loss, and child/adolescent work
(312) 262-3595 View (312) 262-3595
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Ileana Ungureanu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, PhD, LMFT, CFTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
My approach to practice is loss and trauma-informed, from an attachment-based, emotionally-focused therapy perspective, always considering the complexity of multicultural aspects that shape our lives.
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
My approach to practice is loss and trauma-informed, from an attachment-based, emotionally-focused therapy perspective, always considering the complexity of multicultural aspects that shape our lives.
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
(312) 818-3684 View (312) 818-3684
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Nicole Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
The decision to seek therapy is positive and courageous! It is important to find the right therapist to help you with your problems. I take an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy which is client centered and goal driven. I create a safe and non-judgmental space where we work together to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and facilitate personal and relational growth. I assess the biological, psychological and social aspects of a person, couple or family, using a balance of approaches that are attachment based and include insight-oriented and cognitive behavior therapies to treat depression/anxiety, grief, trauma, etc.
The decision to seek therapy is positive and courageous! It is important to find the right therapist to help you with your problems. I take an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy which is client centered and goal driven. I create a safe and non-judgmental space where we work together to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and facilitate personal and relational growth. I assess the biological, psychological and social aspects of a person, couple or family, using a balance of approaches that are attachment based and include insight-oriented and cognitive behavior therapies to treat depression/anxiety, grief, trauma, etc.
(773) 904-2284 View (773) 904-2284
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Mariya Sirman
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I am a queer-identified, first generation immigrant, and multiculturally informed psychotherapist. I have experience working with adults who struggle with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, and PTSD. I specialize in working with individuals who are recovering from eating disorders and have body image disturbance, as well as survivors of trauma. I strive to be a fat-positive, anti-diet, HAES informed clinician.
I am a queer-identified, first generation immigrant, and multiculturally informed psychotherapist. I have experience working with adults who struggle with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, and PTSD. I specialize in working with individuals who are recovering from eating disorders and have body image disturbance, as well as survivors of trauma. I strive to be a fat-positive, anti-diet, HAES informed clinician.
(312) 374-6834 View (312) 374-6834
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Cristina Camaras Lieberson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
I practice from a dynamic approach and combine various modalities, including psychodynamic therapy, attachment-based therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I specialize in generalized anxiety, social and performance anxiety, panic attacks, developmental trauma, complex PTSD, depression, attachment disorders, attachment issues in romantic relations, body image issues, and low self-esteem. Additional focus chronic occupational stress, academic success, career development.
I practice from a dynamic approach and combine various modalities, including psychodynamic therapy, attachment-based therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I specialize in generalized anxiety, social and performance anxiety, panic attacks, developmental trauma, complex PTSD, depression, attachment disorders, attachment issues in romantic relations, body image issues, and low self-esteem. Additional focus chronic occupational stress, academic success, career development.
(312) 278-3802 View (312) 278-3802
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Kirstin Schafer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I work at SpringSource Psychological Center and am currently accepting new patients. I believe in connection as healing and will work to cocreate a space in which you feel seen and heard. I have a strong foundation in treating disordered eating and am committed to being a fat-positive, Health At Every Size informed clinician. As a queer-identified clinician, I am passionate about working in the LGBTQIA+ communities and helping folks explore their authentic selves. I am devoted to being keenly aware of the intersectionality of identity, and the systems of oppression that impact individual functioning.
I work at SpringSource Psychological Center and am currently accepting new patients. I believe in connection as healing and will work to cocreate a space in which you feel seen and heard. I have a strong foundation in treating disordered eating and am committed to being a fat-positive, Health At Every Size informed clinician. As a queer-identified clinician, I am passionate about working in the LGBTQIA+ communities and helping folks explore their authentic selves. I am devoted to being keenly aware of the intersectionality of identity, and the systems of oppression that impact individual functioning.
(312) 313-2530 View (312) 313-2530
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Liliana Ciupeiu
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I have experience working with all ages: children, adolescents, young adults, families, and couples; and with those presenting with anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, developmental disorders, and chronic mental illness, among others. I am grounded in psychodynamic therapy, with an emphasis on attachment based interventions and Family Systems. Furthermore, I integrate different therapies (when needed), taking into consideration the complexity of multicultural perspectives that shape our lives, to meet the unique needs of each individual. I have conducted neuropsychological assessments, and am currently Adjunct Faculty at ISPP.
I have experience working with all ages: children, adolescents, young adults, families, and couples; and with those presenting with anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, developmental disorders, and chronic mental illness, among others. I am grounded in psychodynamic therapy, with an emphasis on attachment based interventions and Family Systems. Furthermore, I integrate different therapies (when needed), taking into consideration the complexity of multicultural perspectives that shape our lives, to meet the unique needs of each individual. I have conducted neuropsychological assessments, and am currently Adjunct Faculty at ISPP.
(872) 241-2225 View (872) 241-2225
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Anna Nokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
12 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I utilize attachment-based therapy to help clients heal from trauma and begin to create stronger and healthier relationships with their loved ones.
These last few years have been really hard on our Bodies. So many of us feel disconnected from ourselves. Your Body deserves to take up space - the world needs your voice and your story. My goal is that my clients can find a place to rest in our work together and to be authentically themselves. My specializations are in working with teenagers and young adults who may be neurodivergent, exploring gender identity and/or sexual orientation, healing from complex childhood trauma, and/or religious trauma, or looking to heal their relationship with food and their Bodies. I approach therapy from an anti-diet and fat-positive approach.
I utilize attachment-based therapy to help clients heal from trauma and begin to create stronger and healthier relationships with their loved ones.
These last few years have been really hard on our Bodies. So many of us feel disconnected from ourselves. Your Body deserves to take up space - the world needs your voice and your story. My goal is that my clients can find a place to rest in our work together and to be authentically themselves. My specializations are in working with teenagers and young adults who may be neurodivergent, exploring gender identity and/or sexual orientation, healing from complex childhood trauma, and/or religious trauma, or looking to heal their relationship with food and their Bodies. I approach therapy from an anti-diet and fat-positive approach.
(773) 232-0386 View (773) 232-0386
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Maiya Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Therapy can be a very daunting, ambiguous, and scary process that first begins with finding a therapist that is a good fit for you. The therapeutic relationship is a very unique relationship and a lot different from many of the relationships we experience in our everyday lives. It is the most important component of the therapeutic process, which is why building a strong therapeutic alliance and establishing trust with my clients is my top priority. As a therapist, I emphasize the importance of meeting my clients where they are, being genuine and authentic, and creating space for my clients to safely come back home to themselves.
Therapy can be a very daunting, ambiguous, and scary process that first begins with finding a therapist that is a good fit for you. The therapeutic relationship is a very unique relationship and a lot different from many of the relationships we experience in our everyday lives. It is the most important component of the therapeutic process, which is why building a strong therapeutic alliance and establishing trust with my clients is my top priority. As a therapist, I emphasize the importance of meeting my clients where they are, being genuine and authentic, and creating space for my clients to safely come back home to themselves.
(872) 231-3126 View (872) 231-3126
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Louise Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC, CCTP, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607
Louise is dedicated to renewing lives and supporting the recovery of those struggling with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-worth and trauma. Louise strives to enhance an individual's quality of life and relationship with self, understanding that when met with adequate support, we can all find healing and fulfillment in life. Louise utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, including Insight Oriented Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Psycho-Education and EMDR Therapy.
Louise is dedicated to renewing lives and supporting the recovery of those struggling with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-worth and trauma. Louise strives to enhance an individual's quality of life and relationship with self, understanding that when met with adequate support, we can all find healing and fulfillment in life. Louise utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, including Insight Oriented Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Psycho-Education and EMDR Therapy.
(312) 564-4432 View (312) 564-4432
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Joshua Rose
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
​I provide individual therapy rooted in attachment-based therapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. I believe that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently accepting clients paying out of pocket; BCBS IL & Aetna coverage accepted soon! Please feel free to email me at RoseHavenCounseling@gmail.com or go to my website rosehavencounseling.clientsecure.me
​I provide individual therapy rooted in attachment-based therapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. I believe that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently accepting clients paying out of pocket; BCBS IL & Aetna coverage accepted soon! Please feel free to email me at RoseHavenCounseling@gmail.com or go to my website rosehavencounseling.clientsecure.me
(773) 570-9841 View (773) 570-9841

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Attachment-based Therapists

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.