Attachment-based Therapists in Hillsborough, NC

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Amanda Van Scoyoc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Families come to me because their child or adolescent is struggling, and often times they don’t know where to begin to make things better. I work with children, teens, their parents, and young adults (up to age 25). I initially focus on learning about a person's challenges and strengths. Then, together we develop a plan for gaining mastery over difficulties, achieving goals, and ultimately reaching a child, teen, or early adult's potential. Often challenges feel overwhelming when first seeking help, but most families find initial sessions to clarify goals while also setting the stage for long-sought change.
(984) 217-4660
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Linda L Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCMHCS
Verified
Verified
I have offered individual therapy and groups to clients in the Triangle for over 35 years. My services are designed to help the individual understand and successfully deal with emotional or relational problems which she or he may be experiencing. My goals are to help each client to change or adopt behavior patterns which are healthy and lead to outcomes desired by the client, and to assist the client to feel better about her or him self. My approach is always supportive and based on my belief in the ability of human beings to grow and to heal from the psychological wounds we all carry.
(919) 694-4979
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Caroline McKnight Hexdall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Currently I am making appointments for parent consultations within a month, new therapy clients within 2 months. I am dedicated to providing psychological services (consultation and therapy) to children, adolescents, young adults and parents and their families in a comfortable and supportive environment. I am attuned to individuals' strengths and existing supports without diminishing the attention paid to the challenges clients face. I embrace a mindful approach and use mindfulness when it can enhance other techniques or be used alone.
(919) 813-2827
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Frank Overton
Counselor, ThM, NCLCMHC, NCLMFT
Verified
Verified
Thanks to COVID, I'm working only via telehealth which reduces your commute time. If you're looking for a seasoned and experienced therapist, reach out, we can consult and see if working with me is useful to you. My clients tend to be working on being awake and aware of and attuned to the complexity of our culture today. I work with issues of alternative sexuality, gender dysphoria, relationships in all forms including relationships that are kink friendly and/or poly.
(919) 443-6303
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Sarah Rawleigh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes you feel stuck. Getting through each day takes effort. Maybe you want to make personal changes, but you're not sure where to start. Maybe you wonder if past experiences are keeping you from thriving, becoming your best self, and having the kind of relationships you want with others. Or perhaps the stress of this pandemic and the times we are living in is overwhelming you. You may feel depressed, anxious, fearful, or irritable. Maybe you wonder, "Will life always be this way? How can I confront this stress and maintain my health?"
(984) 208-2948
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Marty Weems
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we struggle and need help finding our way back to the life we want to live. We may experience feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and guilt. As a therapist, I aim to create a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings and experiences, and ultimately move towards the things they value. My practice is rooted in compassion, acceptance, and non-judgement. As a LGBTQI affirming therapist, I also recognize the role that oppression plays in creating and maintaining psychological pain. As such, the queer community is a priority in my work.
(919) 629-0043
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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J. Louise Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
September 2022: I am not accepting new patients until after the start of 2023. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about availability when I am able. I am a warm and charismatic psychotherapist and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are concerned that your trauma is impacting you lust for life, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe enough space to navigate your change efforts in an effective and affirming way.
(910) 319-9550
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Liadainn (Lia) Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome. I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in helping people of all ages, nationalities, races, gender expressions and sexual identities. My clients find me easy to talk to and my style is warm, non-judgmental and relational. I have a particular expertise in helping couples with issues such as infidelity, arguments, lack of communication and connection and dwindling sexual expression. For this work I draw on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Susan Johnson see "Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love." I also use the work of the Gottman Institute, Harville Hendrix and Stan Tatkin.
(919) 709-0332
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Maureen Gomeringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
September 2022: I am not accepting new patients until after the start of 2023. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about availability when I am able. I have dedicated my 20 year long career to the premise that we must know what is possible and have capacity to do it before we can be free to choose. During my academic studies in Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, and Social Work I was introduced to the intersections of Queer and Gender theories and became ignited with the framework of knowledge, power, control, and paths to liberation, all of which continue to inform my practice.
(919) 766-2757
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Claudia Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues, including but not limited to behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, adoption/foster care, trauma, and family stress. While I provide therapy to child and adolescent clients, I offer research-based parenting strategies for parents to support the child's treatment goals.
(919) 296-0718
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
Not accepting new clients
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Brittany Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that we have all of the tools in us already to make the change we desire. Therapy can serve to identify and access those qualities, offering a place to create a safe relationship with another-- to explore and strengthen ones' sense of self, and to work through challenges because life can be tough. Do you have trouble liking yourself? Do you struggle with low confidence, anxiety or other intense emotions, such as shame or guilt? Do you find yourself really angry and not know why? Within my relational approach to treatment, I strive to find a balance, reduce suffering, and work toward the change the individual desires.
(919) 323-3832
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Leigh Egeghy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. People's reasons for seeking therapy are as varied as the individuals themselves. For some, therapy is part of a broader approach to life in which insight and inner work are seen as core elements to living well and expansively. For others, the step to seek therapy is taken out of pain and suffering and after much deliberation. At times our internal experiences are so painful, they prevent us from fully engaging in our lives and relationships. Therapy can help you learn to hold with care and confidence all your thoughts, feelings and memories while moving through life in a meaningful way.
(919) 701-5397
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Beth Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Emotions and relationships are hard. But, why? Your brain wants you to protect yourself/selves from "threats" in ways that cause problems and suffering for you or your relationship. Your self-protection is always running in the background. If you want to feel better you can understand what causes your need for protection and how to overcome it. Working to feel more in touch with your desires and needs; while lowering worry leads to a better life. I'm an individual and couples therapist who knows how to guide you toward new patterns of relating. I welcome all races, sexual orientations and expression, and religions in my practice.
(919) 432-5244
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Merideth Tomlinson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
One of my goals as your therapist would be to provide a relationship of trust, respect and warmth. I want to understand your frame of reference, needs and goals, and tailor my work with you accordingly. To do this, I draw from a wide array of traditions and skills, including psychodynamic therapies, hypnosis, Cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness/meditation training, EMDR, Trauma therapy, relational work, and dream work.
(919) 648-2173
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Craig Clement
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Reaching out for help can be difficult, but seeking the support of a counselor can lead to measurable positive change, meaning, and balance in your life. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and affirming. I leave space for you to safely explore issues of concern as well as aspirations. I have experience working with individuals from all walks of life and work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals. Whether you are seeking support with hard to change behaviors, a life transition, or emotional connection, deciding to enlist professional help can be a brave first step towards healing.
(919) 537-9151
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Suzanne Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
"I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you." - Virginia Satir. I am passionate about helping people and their loved ones connect with hope and positive change. I use a collaborative, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach in working with adult individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in areas related to substance misuse, ongoing family conflict, codependence, trauma, and recovery. Fortunately you can learn to cope in healthy ways, heal, and overcome these challenges--and you don't have to do it alone.
(919) 324-6865
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Carolyn R Craft
Counselor, PsyD, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When your thoughts or actions do not match your feelings, or you find that certain relationships are a problem, it could be time to explore what hidden patterns might be impacting your life. Because you are always in relationship to those in your world, whether family, work, or with a significant other; it is important to find ways to calm overwhelming emotions, overcome negative feelings, develop effective communication skills and discover the real issues in your life. In a non-invasive therapy environment, together we will build permanent resources to support you in being who you truly want to be.
(919) 429-7932
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Donna Boni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, C-PD, CCTP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Your life may not be what you want it to be. You may be struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, past or present trauma. You need someone to talk to, who will listen, not judge, who wants to help you find a way to a better life. I subscribe to the wise words of Viktor Frankl: "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." Let me help you meet that challenge. I strive to create a trusting relationship with my clients, which is the foundation that allows a successful outcome. I have extensive training in trauma and the symptoms that often result from these experiences.
(919) 759-5784
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Dr. Judy H Butler
Pastoral Counselor, PsyD, MDiv, SD
Verified
Verified
Have you ever made a choice and immediately asked yourself: "Why in the world did I do that?" Imagine if you had talked with someone you trusted before you made that choice. What a difference some compassion and understanding can make. Lighten your burden with someone to walk with you through your difficult life choices. Whether you're wrestling with a work-related challenge or a situation in your intimate relationship, I can offer you a safe space, a ready ear, and help with the choices you're trying to make. Feel heard, understood, and confident in your decisions. That's what therapy offers.
(336) 203-1279
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Eileen Cleary
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAEd, SEP, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a therapist my strength lies in creating a therapeutic relationship, which encourages transformation through enhanced awareness of self and others. My approach in therapy is experiential in nature. As we access emotional and somatic states where our beliefs are formed and stored; we can then release traumas and re-pattern beliefs and habits. Traumas and emotional experience are held in the body and often inaccessible through talking. So it is only by way of the body that we can achieve true and lasting healing. Through the integration of imagery, hypnosis and somatic focusing deep states of consciousness are accessed and healing is facilitated.
(252) 293-6299
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Hillsborough, NC 27278

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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.