Attachment-based Therapists in Portsmouth, NH

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Matthew Fowler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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I offer an array of family therapy, attachment-based therapy, CBT, and parenting skills training to help families and children achieve their goals.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I help children, parents, and couples overcome obstacles, improve relationships, and better their lives. Starting a family can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences, but when things do not go according to plan, this can be one of the biggest struggles for parents and children. I help families uncover the issues that contribute to the problem and find solutions to help you obtain the vision you always wanted for your child and your family.
(603) 531-8811
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Judith Hatch-Orme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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I offer consulting for parents to learn collaborative parenting (married or divorced). With over 37 years of clinical experience, I'm also a parenting specialist, helping parents to understand their children's behavior & needs. As a divorce mediator, my approach is child-centered. As parents struggle to meet their children's needs at a time of heightened tension, they need support and guidance. They must navigate a difficult grieving process, while they learn to transform their relationship from marital partners to business partners, sharing the "business" of raising their children together to ensure everyone thrives.
(603) 801-6382
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Julianne H Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
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Julie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Portsmouth, NH. Julie is known for her collaborative, non-judgmental and respectful approach. She integrates her professional training with her life experience to help others transform their lives into places where they can not only live but thrive. Julie has acquired extensive training and experience with energy psychology techniques, which she integrates with traditional talk therapy and couple/family therapy models to create rapid and profound change with her clients. Her holistic, integrative approach utilizes some of the most effective and ground-breaking psychological techniques available today to create emotional, psychological, and physical healing.
(603) 326-6654
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Liz Bristow
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
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Change is hard. And change within ourselves is even harder. Therapy can help with finding answers. It can be a place to explore barriers and challenges to living fully into the life you want. Therapy can help with identifying patterns in our lives, both good ones and bad, with recognizing our strengths, and with where we struggle. Therapy can be a place where we can find our way back to who we really are, supporting our hopes, dreams, values and strengths in living into our lives fully.
(603) 756-6460
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Portsmouth, NH 03802
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Tracie Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
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My practice is currently full, but I'm happy to provide approximate wait time on openings. I have deep appreciation for the strength it takes to reach out for support when life becomes overwhelming, stressful or we find ourselves stuck. Recognizing that we might be in need of support can be difficult, I see it as a bold and courageous endeavor that can lead to a happier and more enriched life. I utilize an eclectic approach in my practice to support my clients with managing a variety of mental health issues, to assist in finding symptom relief, to work towards achieving improved relationships and overall increased life satisfaction.
(603) 392-7907
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Peggy Goetz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MFA
Verified
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I went to the woods...to learn what it had to teach. Thoreau knew that nature is our own healer. But quiet, like a "solitary loon," is often elusive; a quiet mind, a quiet moment, can often feel impossible. I work from a narrative, nature-based approach, CBT in style, but collaborative with you. Outside of anxiety, away from continued sadness or looping thoughts that keep you stuck in non-movement. Let me help you find forward motion, exploring pathways to well-being. I love working with folks in transition, young adults, and women who are wanting to explore deeper ways to find meaning in the world.
(603) 945-8126
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Michael G. McCay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm currently full and not taking new clients. Couples, families, individuals. I hope to help couples regain the closeness that you felt when you were first together. I hope to help families to resolve conflict and find new ways to be together in a way that brings the family closer together. I hope to help adults to resolve personal difficulties and to work through the barriers that keep you from having the kind of life that you want. I also hope to help children in foster care and adoptive homes be able to feel accepted and welcome parts of their new families.
(603) 836-9960
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Colleen M Cook
Psychologist, PhD, PLLC
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NOTICE: MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY ENTIRELY TO TELE-THERAPY DUE TO COVID-19. Feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed? Struggling with eating, body image, or substance use? Or maybe just noticing that you are feeling unhappy with the direction your life or relationships are going? I am happy to partner with you in making positive changes to improve your quality of life. I have over 20 years of experience treating a wide array of concerns including depression, anxiety, eating concerns, substance abuse, relationship concerns, self esteem issues, and athletic performance enhancement.
(603) 932-5299
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Brian D Wener
Psychologist, BA, MA, PsyD
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Practicing 40 years in Seacoast Tri-state area. Portsmouth Family Institute faculty member, and Guest Lecturer, UNH Graduate Studies in Marriage/Family Therapy. PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING for ADHD- child/adult; Presurgical evaluations; Court-Legal-School evaluations. APA Board Certified in Assessment/Treatment of Substance Use Disorders ADDICTION services to families. Individuals/couples/families undergoing life transitions/divorce. I am a former GAL. I provide psychological assessment/treatment to clients of GALs. I gladly work with ages 14 +.
(603) 769-4162
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Melissa Tarbox-Calderon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to take your power back? Maya Angelou said, “do the best you can until you know better and when you know better, do better.” And, it's never too late to meet your authentic self and do better. As an experiential Marriage & Family Therapist, I provide a safe and secure space for you to peel back the layers and explore your inner world so you can heal. Healing requires surrender, and when you let go of the familiar, you make room for something greater. I will provide insight for you to learn better ways of being human that are in alignment with your true self and I will empower you to discover your true potential.
(603) 945-5481
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Anita Remig
Psychologist, EdD
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Verified
Psychotherapy can create a unique and healing relationship. Psychotherapy supports personal growth and emotional strength; it helps people solve problems and it builds motivation to get life-work done. I meet each person at their unique place on life's journey to discover how they want to grow. My specialty is psychotherapy with young, middle-age and older adults. I work with problems and disorders such as loneliness, depression, bipolar, anxiety, insomnia, eating issues. I have skills working with people who have emotional problems and relationship conflict. A trusting relationship with a psychologist can help you meet goals.
(603) 605-1249
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Catherine Fatina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
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I love my work and am in awe of the adults and adolescents I work with who courageously address the hurts in their life that prevent them from living more fully. It maybe a crisis in a relationship, ongoing anxiety or depression, a painful trauma, or an inner sense that things are just not right. Together we pay attention to these feelings, enabling them to be talked about, more fully experienced and then understood. This transformative process can restore joy and resilience in life, as well as improve the capacity to care about oneself and be in relationship with others.
(603) 819-4214
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Valerie Enders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
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Most people come with the various challenges of making one's way in the world: relationship or occupational stressors, parenting, aging, or emotional issues related to life events. I'm mindful of a person's history, but stay in the present, using our different kind of conversation to explore goals and expand awareness around places where you may be stuck.
(603) 506-5581
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Peg Correia
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, MLADC, CCFC, CCDVC
Verified
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Offering EMDR therapy in person or online. I am an EMDR therapist who specializes in working with clients who are struggling with issues such as trauma (sexual abuse, family violence, combat trauma, accidents, natural disasters), attachment and/or addiction. I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and a Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs Facilitator. I provide groups and individual services for therapists wanting to enhance their EMDR therapy practice both on-line and in person. Other areas of expertise include Substance Use Disorders and Psychedelic Integration Therapy. I do not offer therapy with illegal substances
(603) 718-3945
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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The Couples Center / Couplespeak™: Susan Lager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD, CPC
Verified
Verified
I provide a wide array of services for married and unmarried, heterosexual and same-sex partners at all stages of the coupling process. I'm passionate about helping individuals and couples to develop necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their highest potential for joy, growth, and problem-solving. I also know that not every relationship can be saved, and work with those clients, individually or together, who need to let go as amicably as possible. *I am also a Certified Discernment Counselor providing specialized brief treatment for couples presenting with ambivalence about staying married or getting divorced.
(603) 262-1792
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Victor Stephen Piro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
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I have been a practicing psychotherapist in Portsmouth for 25 years, specializing in depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also successfully helped clients struggling with trauma, OCD, anger management, prolonged grief, parenting issues, and Bi-polar Disorder. I emphasize a collaborative effort with clients and believe therapy is only successful when there is a positive relationship between the client and the clinician. I have worked with numerous clients who have needed medication at some point in their treatment. I do not rush to recommend medication, but I do work closely PCP's or psychiatrists if medication is necessary.
(603) 326-6958
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Joseph Eugene Saxe
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, PLLC
Verified
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Because of a broad range of training and experience, I work with the entire lifespan of people, from high schoolers to retired persons in individual and family contexts. I focus on assisting with life transitions, resolving interpersonal conflicts, improving family and social relationships, and also individual emotional and self-regulation issues. I work with people in a collaborative, positive, non-blaming way, using a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies. As a retired school psychologist, I am also familiar with how challenges such as ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Developmental Disabilities can impact adjustment
(603) 819-5233
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Kate Lemire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
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Currently accepting new clients! Life has a way of throwing bumps at us, and oftentimes, these bumps have the ability to negatively impact our mental health. My primary goal is to build trust and safety so that I can support you, your child, or your family as you navigate these obstacles in a safe space.
(207) 977-6435
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Judith Hatch-Orme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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I offer counseling for adults and couples. With over 36 years of clinical experience, I'm also a parenting specialist, helping parents understand their children's behavior & emotional needs. As a divorce mediator, my approach is child-centered. Ongoing parental conflict increases psychological damage to children, thus by strengthening the co-parenting relationship, the parties can focus on their children's best interests. If you're struggling with relational challenges, childhood trauma, divorce, & ready to make positive changes, we can work together to identify family-of-origin & generational patterns holding you back. Telehealth.
(603) 476-3560
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Private Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Four 75 Minute Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 4 to 6 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(603) 825-4473
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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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.