Attachment-based Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Penny Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy using Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, Play, Sand Tray, and Art Therapies; Theraplay, TF-CBT, and Attachment-Based Parenting in my work.
My clients are smart, successful people who want to create change in their lives. Does your life look good on paper, but you don't feel happy or fulfilled? Experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or depression? Maybe, like many, you suffered trauma, now interfering with your quality of life. You want insight and action, process and results, to feel and perform better. Maybe you are the concerned parent of a child, seeking help for emotional or behavior problems. You want a trusted therapist for your child who will include you in their treatment, and who will provide you with information and realistic strategies you can use at home.
(301) 888-5343
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Laura Krause
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ACT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression that is impacting your relationships and quality of life? Are you having difficulty balancing your life's responsibilities? Is your child or adolescent struggling with self-worth, trauma reactions, or problematic behavior? Whether you're a parent, a child, a student, a couple or a single adult, my goal is to empower you to look inward and grow from your experiences, as well as discover your strengths. I will seek to work with you to move you from a place of distress to a place of believing in your strengths, worth and resiliency.
(240) 624-7175
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Esther Ungar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
Are there aspects of your life that you are unhappy with? Are you feeling anxious, struggling to follow your dreams or having difficulties in your relationships with your partner, children, friends or colleagues? If so, therapy can be helpful to you! Therapy is a space to discuss your struggles with a neutral person who is not a part of your family or your friend. In therapy, we will work together to better understand your struggles. We will focus on building new skills to help you navigate difficult emotions or situations. We will also explore how past issues may be impacting you in the present.
(301) 781-7120
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Samantha Hutchison
Counselor, MAEd, MHS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I offer several different treatment modalities such as Solutions-Focused, Grief Counseling, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based , Trauma-Focused CBT, Racialized Trauma, Music, Art, & Narrative therapy as well as Wellness Coaching.
Feeling stuck? Grieving a loss or going through a major life transition? Would you like motivation to make healthier choices? Or is there something in your life you are unhappy with and are ready to make a change? I am here to help you move past your emotional and mental blocks to become the best YOU you can be. I believe that there are solutions to what may seem like impossible situations. Leave old wounds behind and start a brand new journey of healing and happiness! My orientation to both counseling and coaching is trauma-informed, goal oriented, collaborative, positive, faith-filled and holistic with a health equity lens.
(301) 835-1249
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Sara Giuliani
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I view our work from a person-centered and attachment-based lens, utilizing evidence-based modalities including EMDR and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Now available during after school hours! Its hard to be a teenager. Often my clients have a desire to better understand themselves and how experiences in their past inform who they are now. They may experience anxiety and depression or feel overwhelmed by stressors in their lives. Oftentimes, they struggle to cope with emotions or day to day stress and can be hard on themselves. I will work with you to process the emotions and beliefs that accompany relationship issues, identity exploration, emotional challenges, or past trauma, so you can move towards a life of fullness and connection with self and others.
(301) 246-2956
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Chavi Grayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in helping couples navigate relationship issues, family difficulties, life transitions, and parenting challenges using emotionally focused therapy and from an attachment-based and trauma-informed perspective.
“I don't feel cared for.” “When I bring up the ‘hard stuff,’ I’m met with silence." “Whatever I give is never enough.” “Why do I feel so alone?” “We keep having the same fights.” “I just want to be heard.” If these statements resonate with you, I'm glad you've landed on my page. Navigating these struggles alone can be overwhelming. In couples therapy, I can offer effective and compassionate help for your relationship, tailored to meet the needs of your situation. Working together, we can develop the skills you need to move away from a cycle of conflict and frustration and move towards greater connection, communication, and intimacy.
(240) 201-2954
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Inma Iglesias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am trained in Trauma-Informed, Psychodynamic therapies, and CBT, and I offer an attachment-based approach in therapy.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in attachment, conflictive relationships, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD and executive functioning deficits. I have experience working with children that struggle with behavior and emotional dysregulation. I provide family therapy to support parents in managing behavioral challenges at home and can also provide coaching to their teachers. As a Play Therapist Supervisor and board approved supervisor in Maryland, I offer clinical consultation and trainings to other mental health professionals.
(202) 602-2282
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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The Barker Adoption Foundation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize my expertise in adoption-competency, attachment-based therapy, sensory-integration interventions, and trauma-informed therapy to provide interventions that are tailored for your unique child/teen and/or family.
Touched by Adoption? The Barker Foundation recognizes that adoption is a lifelong journey, with normal developmental challenges and tasks. We will walk with you through and support you through your journey. Whether you are an adoptive parent with a child that is struggling emotionally or academically; a birth parent who is seeking understanding, reflection, or search and reunion; or an adoptee looking for support- we are here for you.
(240) 245-2720
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Jasmine J Grant
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC-S, CAC-AD
Verified
Verified
TELETHERAPY APPOINTMENTS, I have a profound passion to help clients with life events, transitions, challenges, and their personal growth. I provide a safe environment, positive support, and guidance to help you reach your goals. My practice style is an integrative mix of person-centered, solution focused, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior, and attachment based therapy. The development of a safe and collaborative relationship serves as the foundation for positive and lasting change.
(240) 534-1850
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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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Not accepting new clients
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Lesley McGee
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC, RYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Please note email is my preferred method of contact for new clients. When my clients are functioning at their best they are creative, playful, passionate, and hard-working. They are adults aged 18+ who are interested in a holistic look at their wellbeing (including factors like sleep quality, relationships, movement etc.). When struggling they tend to find themselves overwhelmed with worry, self-doubt, and/or self-criticism. They are also curious about their body sensations and what that information may mean for their mental health.
(508) 306-8249
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Sarah Levine-Miles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I'm Sarah, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent the last 10+ years helping individuals navigate challenging life events and mental health issues. I work with people through life transitions, challenges, relationship issues, and periods of stagnation. I have specific expertise in mood and anxiety disorders and the pregnancy and postpartum period. I have a warm, encouraging, strength-based approach to therapy.
(240) 220-9960
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Silver Spring, MD 20905
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Jessica Eisenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am licensed as a clinical social worker in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and Florida. I have worked with adults 18+ with dual diagnosis, mental health and substance use disorders. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing both individual and group therapy. In addition to dual diagnosis substance abuse, I have worked with many individuals on challenges relating to their family of origin, developing skills and strength to manage anxiety, depression as well as bipolar and personality disorders. My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients to feel confident and secure in themselves.
(240) 201-2305
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Zahanara Aktar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I am of South Asian descent and open to clients of all backgrounds. However, I know there is a great need for therapy in South Asian communities. I grew up witnessing how harmful stigma can be surrounding mental health. I am an avid believer that everyone is entitled to therapy. We can work together in your journey of healing! You do not have to suffer alone nor feel shameful about it. I strive to create a space that is warm and inviting.
(410) 431-1733
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Lizzie Liu
Counselor, MEd(s), LGPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you live in a culture that's different from your culture of origin? Are you tired of fighting with your partner constantly without finding a path to move forward? Is the feeling of lost and disempowerment keeping you up at night? You relationship doesn't have to suffer through those conflicts in the dark. Your relationship does not have to be a battleground for your differences, it can be a rich soil for meeting your unmet needs. Therapy is the right place for you and your partner to explore the complex emotions. If you are not sure what you are experiencing, therapy also allows you to get closer to the unknown.
(240) 209-9592
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Rachael Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
The status quo tells us we can’t trust ourselves, our knowing, or our bodies. Rachael believes that our innate knowing - when we can access it, is not only the gold we seek, but the light we shine for ourselves and in the world around us. From experience with eating disorders, self-injury, trauma, chronic pain, couples and larger family systems and the LGBTQIA umbrella to professional work in issue focused non-profits/campaigns (and even performing), Rachael is deeply in tune with the political and social ecosystems that our intersectional identities transverse on a moment to moment basis
(301) 591-6283
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Chana Lockerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Change leaves us feeling unsettled and disconnected. You may be fed up with the stress and strain, feeling rattled, or unable to trust yourself. You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. The strain of change takes a toll, even when that change is good, and especially when it is not that good. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel calm. You’re ready to face this moment. Most of all, you’re ready to believe in yourself.
(301) 477-8254
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Jessica Branch
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Perhaps kindness, attentive listening, and collaboration are the most important elements I can bring to you in my comfortable therapy room. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a respectful environment where you can talk through what is causing you difficulties in your life. We will work hard together to reduce the burden of the problem or problems that are bothering you, so that you will feel more free to live a happier life that is better connected to your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future.
(240) 220-9702
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Darby Integrative Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCADAS
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
*Currently accepting new clients at Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC, and we are offering in-person and/or video sessions to accommodate your needs during the COVID crisis.* We welcome you to the next courageous step on your journey walking through life's challenges. Are you struggling with fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, or stress? Have anger, shame or guilt been preventing you from the joys of life? Do your relationships at home or work feel strained? Let us awaken your best self and find solutions for the problems you face on your path to wellness.
(301) 945-7306
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Scott Kreeger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Are you tired of starting each day stressed, depressed or lonely? Taking the seemingly simple (but often difficult) step of asking for help is likely to decrease those negative feelings. I work with adults who are coping with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, difficulties in their personal relationships, and challenges in their professional careers.
(301) 923-4518
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Janeen Cross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MBA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
This group practice provides treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, health related challenges and other disorders. We are a diverse group of clinicians providing client-focused, family-centered, and trauma-informed care. This practice also provides mental health first aid certification for organizations and groups.
(240) 774-2713
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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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.