Attachment-based Therapists in Columbia, MO

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Ellie Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults going through difficult times, who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or the effects of past trauma. Many of my clients feel disconnected - from themselves, family and friends, and from the parts of life that make it meaningful and joyful. When we restore these connections, we find that improvements in other areas are soon to follow.
(573) 232-1213
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Columbia, MO 65202
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Harly Michelle Blumhagen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with individuals and groups across a variety of settings. I have a passion for helping others work through a number of mental health struggles. I enjoy helping my clients manage stress, balance their personal and professional lives, and adjust to the difficulties of the ongoing pandemic. Some of my clients are looking for tangible skills to implement to manage their symptoms, while others are interested in also exploring deeper healing. I work with each client to determine what it is they are most needing from treatment.
(573) 245-8541
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Sharon Cantrell-Brush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPTS
Verified
Verified
The core of my practice is assisting children, individuals and families to navigate life with success and purpose. To provide guidance on how to support those with mental health symptoms, behavioral and emotional disorders and trauma. To help identify negative communication patterns and strengthen communication with others. Provide an assortment of parenting ideas to help families live together with a better understanding and appreciation of each other.
(573) 919-0785
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Rebecca Nobles-Jackson
MEd, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a parent, nothing is more painful than watching your child/teen suffer. You'd give anything to take away their pain. Recently, you've noticed some red flags. Your child's been more disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They've been more withdrawn from friends and family. You've tried everything to get through to them but nothing has worked. Your worried they might be considering self-harming behaviors. Something has to change. As school approaches, you want to ensure they are prepared. I'm here to help your child reduce their symptoms, improve their mood, connect with friends/family and thrive in school!
(573) 245-8517
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Candice J Kundert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, MSW
Verified
Verified
My process is one that enhances each person's potential and honors everyone's unique path. I believe it is important to embrace each other's differences, and that we all have inside of us the capacity to feel loved and happy. Sometimes we need help to get there. We all want to be validated and to give and feel love. Changes in your family, friendships or community can challenge your skills. Healthy relationships require negotiation and new skills. I would like to help you navigate those challenges and improve your interactions so you can feel more whole. Evidence based practice and are utilized to develop the best plan for you.
(573) 583-3730
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Megan Colvin LPC-S Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
Using the transformational model Internal Family Systems (IFS) Megan assists individuals to access their internal healing capacity. Substantive change and healing of deep wounds is possible within this model. Additionally, Megan utilizes EMDR to assist in metabolizing of traumatic events. Megan’s theraputic approach is informed by a blend of the latest in trauma and neurobiological research as well as the wisdom of holistic approaches to healing.
(573) 363-2520
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Kim Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I began my career providing counseling services in a treatment center and have continued to specialize in substance use issues. Substance abuse, dependence, and addiction are confusing to all that suffer from this disease and their families. I have learned over many years that no one is immune to mental health stress, trauma, OR addiction. Most can find recovery and wellness. Expert couples counseling requires expert training. The Gottman Method is taught in three levels and I completed all three in 2017. My intensive couples approach is successful in improving communication and usually provides results in a reasonable time frame.
(573) 340-4179
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Debi Hake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel disconnected from your partner or spouse? Are you looking for ways to improve your communication, resolve perpetual conflicts or heal from deep wounds? Do you long for more peace and a sense of calm in your home? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help. I am passionate about helping couples, individuals and families find healing, restoration and hope. I strive to provide a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment where you feel validated and equipped to enact changes that help you develop the relationship, family or life that you want to have.
(573) 240-8516
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Leigh Miller Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
What makes counseling work? A study found that resilience, relationship and faith make a difference. Together we can figure out your capacity for resilience - yes you have a capacity for change. One of the best things about counseling is building relationship. You can't know someone without allowing them to know you. Building that relationship is my primary focus and greatest strength. Believing that change is possible and using that belief can help your process. What are your values and beliefs? How do they guide you? I use my faith in my process, I will encourage you to use yours, whatever it may be - all are welcome.
(573) 410-1015
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Natasha K Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
I am booking old and new clients for Telehealth sessions. Look forward to working with you! Reach out-https://arttherapymissouri.mytheranest.com/account/signup I find the most joy working with individuals who take an active role in their healing journey by engaging collaboratively with me in the counseling process. I believe all people have an innate capacity for growth and positive change.
(573) 261-5645
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Cheryl Jean Arens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Cheryl. In the counseling journey, I hope to come alongside you as you wrestle with the inherent difficulties and struggles associated with life. Damaged relationships, disappointments, insecurities, hurt, trauma, and anxieties... it all can be overwhelming and debilitating as times. But I believe healing is possible! I also bring my Christian faith to our work together for those desiring to include their Christian faith.
(573) 608-1306
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Columbia, MO 65202
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Dedrae Marcella Kelly
Counselor, M Ed, LPC, MSMFT
Verified
Verified
Dedrae works best with individuals and families that feel stuck, overwhelmed, and even out of control. She is great at motivating others, and helping improve an individual's perceptions and skill sets, to enhance quality of life. All a client needs is some openness and willingness to engage in a therapeutic experience. Dedrae works with individuals, couples, and families. She understands the complexities of relationships and cultural dynamics.
(573) 262-8546
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Columbia, MO 65202
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Elizabeth Hocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you desire a life of meaning, connection, and joy? As a therapist, I specialize in helping you overcome ADHD/ADD, anxiety, and depression. If you're experiencing these symptoms, chances are you're dealing with exhaustion/overwhelm, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. I'm here to help you. Life is imperfect, messy, and complicated. There's no roadmap. Along the way, you have faced many challenges and painful experiences. You don't have to go through this alone. We all desire to improve our lives and our relationships. We crave understanding, support, connection, growth, and when necessary change.
(573) 505-0071
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Emily Paulsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified
Verified
I believe fear of judgment and shame often make us feel like we have to go through things alone. I provide a nonjudgmental and supportive environment for you to be able to process your struggles. We will work together to explore how we can address what is getting in the way of what you truly want for yourself. I have worked with clients with many different types of problems but my specialties are in working with eating disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders. Regardless of the type of struggles, my hope is to help empower my clients to realize their true inner strength and resiliency.
(573) 575-4025
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Brian Bowles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you are caught in a rut or unsure how to get through a crisis in your life, working with me can be a spur to your personal growth. If your relationships are not where you want them to be, I can help you and your partner create the connection, understanding, and respect you want. If you've tried unsuccessfully to change a behavior, I can make a difference as someone with experience treating addictions and other compulsive behaviors. As a counselor, I can help you see what's getting in your way and learn what you can do to make the changes you want.
(573) 229-0763
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Sarah Covert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
As we move through our life there are struggles, obstacles, transitions and adjustments. Some of these are from childhood or adolescence and some are happening today. How do we show up in our life in a genuine way? How do we move forward? Starting the process to healing can be a vulnerable place. Allowing someone to walk with you can be the first step.
(636) 251-4965
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Marriage & Family Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you find your relationship is in a rut? Are you unable to resolve conflict? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? The Marriage & Family Counseling Center can help! While all couples and relationships experience negative patterns at times, there are ways to end those cycles and find healing, reduce conflict and create a more fulfilling relationship.
(844) 908-0363
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Kevin Wilburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
At Triumph Christian Counseling in Columbia, Missouri, I will guide you in your personal journey of healing and victory over life's struggles. I combine sound biblical principles with proven, professional counseling practices to help you discover the hope, healing and growth that's possible through Jesus Christ. I am able to work with you on an array of concerns, resulting from my broad professional and personal experiences within the helping industry. There is no hill we cannot conquer together when equipped with an open heart and the motivation to overcome and become Triumphant!
(573) 772-5323
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Butterfly Beginnings, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
You worry entirely too much and feel that the world is much too big. You are scared by all the possibilities, frightened by the fear of making choices. You linger way too long in bed dreading each day, wondering why the world seems like such a scary place. You find certain smells, certain tastes and certain sounds draw you back to a world that you try to escape.
(660) 628-0658
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Linda Pogo, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CPC, YTT200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Using deep listening, imagery, goal setting, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and many other modalities, I help people heal from the past, accept what is, and live life with intention.
(573) 340-9934
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Columbia, MO 65203
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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.