Attachment-based Therapists in New York, NY

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Diana Jeanne Feldman
LCAT, BCT, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
Do you struggle with challenging emotions or symptoms of trauma? With over 30 years experience working with children, teens and adults, my attachment based approach combines didactic and somatic approaches to best fit the needs of every client. Children need a safe and playful space to work through difficult issues. Expressive arts approaches and DBT methods are effective when words are not enough. My compassionate and down to earth process examines old patterns that no longer serve you as you discover new empowered parts of yourself. We work on concrete tools to address issues such as anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma.
Do you struggle with challenging emotions or symptoms of trauma? With over 30 years experience working with children, teens and adults, my attachment based approach combines didactic and somatic approaches to best fit the needs of every client. Children need a safe and playful space to work through difficult issues. Expressive arts approaches and DBT methods are effective when words are not enough. My compassionate and down to earth process examines old patterns that no longer serve you as you discover new empowered parts of yourself. We work on concrete tools to address issues such as anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma.
(646) 971-1555 View (646) 971-1555
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Dr. Arielle Jean-Pierre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028  (Online Only)
I do this by taking a relational, attachment-based approach to therapy while folding in acceptance and mindfulness skills-based work as needed.
In an era where we’re bombarded with self-love messaging from all sides, too many of us are left to struggle with the nagging question: “But how do I love myself?” Some of us—especially those carrying marginalized identities—were never taught. Instead, we were given life scripts urging us to make ourselves small and focus solely on the ways we come up short. The fact that you’ve taken this step to find support is a pivotal moment; you’re acknowledging that you deserve better, and you’re willing to do the work to get there. I’d love to help you with that.
I do this by taking a relational, attachment-based approach to therapy while folding in acceptance and mindfulness skills-based work as needed.
In an era where we’re bombarded with self-love messaging from all sides, too many of us are left to struggle with the nagging question: “But how do I love myself?” Some of us—especially those carrying marginalized identities—were never taught. Instead, we were given life scripts urging us to make ourselves small and focus solely on the ways we come up short. The fact that you’ve taken this step to find support is a pivotal moment; you’re acknowledging that you deserve better, and you’re willing to do the work to get there. I’d love to help you with that.
(347) 727-4476 View (347) 727-4476
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Aniella Perold
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10013
People often come to psychotherapy feeling stuck, angry, wound up, or adrift. Beneath the surface are important and unmet needs. By recognizing these, we can start shifting patterns that get in our way and communicate more clearly with others. I work with children, adolescents and adults. My approach is curious, warm, and actively engaged. I draw on my extensive training in psychodynamic and attachment-based interventions, initiating change by understanding the past experiences that shape our reactions and patterns in present-day relationships. I also incorporate emotion regulation skills and mindfulness techniques, as appropriate.
People often come to psychotherapy feeling stuck, angry, wound up, or adrift. Beneath the surface are important and unmet needs. By recognizing these, we can start shifting patterns that get in our way and communicate more clearly with others. I work with children, adolescents and adults. My approach is curious, warm, and actively engaged. I draw on my extensive training in psychodynamic and attachment-based interventions, initiating change by understanding the past experiences that shape our reactions and patterns in present-day relationships. I also incorporate emotion regulation skills and mindfulness techniques, as appropriate.
(347) 621-6407 View (347) 621-6407
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Aya Dzen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a decade of experience in providing therapy for individuals and couples. I seek to create a space that is safe, non-judgemental and authentic, and am present with you as a helper in your process of healing and change. My scope of work includes relationship issues, challenges with emotional and physical intimacy, anxious cycles of thinking, feeling disconnected from one's self or others, feelings of ‘stuckness’ and/or difficulty in life transitions. In therapy we will practice tuning into your feelings, thoughts and beliefs that can help guide you.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a decade of experience in providing therapy for individuals and couples. I seek to create a space that is safe, non-judgemental and authentic, and am present with you as a helper in your process of healing and change. My scope of work includes relationship issues, challenges with emotional and physical intimacy, anxious cycles of thinking, feeling disconnected from one's self or others, feelings of ‘stuckness’ and/or difficulty in life transitions. In therapy we will practice tuning into your feelings, thoughts and beliefs that can help guide you.
(718) 619-4906 View (718) 619-4906
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Vanessa Conti
Counselor, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10119  (Online Only)
I work relationally and experientially, from an attachment-based, emotion-focused and trauma-informed lens, which supports the development of safety and connection in the space I share with clients.
You know that feeling of disconnection between your head and your heart? When you're struggling and know that the feedback you're getting from trusted loved ones is logical, but for some reason it just isn't making you feel better? If you could just "think" or "do" your way out of pain, you probably wouldn't be here. Emotions always show up for good reason - even when they don't seem to fit. God created the spectrum of emotions to be felt, seen, heard, and understood. When we don't have a safe place to explore them, they get ignored, buried, stuck, and confusing, and they can no longer do their job. This creates disconnection.
I work relationally and experientially, from an attachment-based, emotion-focused and trauma-informed lens, which supports the development of safety and connection in the space I share with clients.
You know that feeling of disconnection between your head and your heart? When you're struggling and know that the feedback you're getting from trusted loved ones is logical, but for some reason it just isn't making you feel better? If you could just "think" or "do" your way out of pain, you probably wouldn't be here. Emotions always show up for good reason - even when they don't seem to fit. God created the spectrum of emotions to be felt, seen, heard, and understood. When we don't have a safe place to explore them, they get ignored, buried, stuck, and confusing, and they can no longer do their job. This creates disconnection.
(929) 238-9442 View (929) 238-9442
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Aimee Pearson
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128  (Online Only)
I use a trauma-informed approach, combining CBT, attachment-based, and psychodynamic techniques to personalize your therapy.
Feeling Stuck? You're Not Alone. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or the effects of past trauma? You don't have to face them alone. As a therapist and fellow human being, I'm here to walk beside you on your journey of self-discovery. I prioritize creating a safe and confidential space where you feel seen, heard, and understood. While harmful experiences often happen in relationships, a safe therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for tremendous growth and healing. My ideal client is someone ready to break free from the impacts of past trauma and embrace personal and relational growth.
I use a trauma-informed approach, combining CBT, attachment-based, and psychodynamic techniques to personalize your therapy.
Feeling Stuck? You're Not Alone. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or the effects of past trauma? You don't have to face them alone. As a therapist and fellow human being, I'm here to walk beside you on your journey of self-discovery. I prioritize creating a safe and confidential space where you feel seen, heard, and understood. While harmful experiences often happen in relationships, a safe therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for tremendous growth and healing. My ideal client is someone ready to break free from the impacts of past trauma and embrace personal and relational growth.
(347) 321-9740 View (347) 321-9740
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Dr. Kim Manuel
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MEd, PPS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
I work with individuals across the lifespan, drawing from an intuitive blend of therapeutic approaches, including attachment-based, inner child work, existential, Jungian, CBT, and holistic approaches.
My clients come to therapy with a desire to better understand themselves, their patterns, and the implicit beliefs they hold about themselves and the world. They are deep thinkers and feelers with a great appreciation for humor as part of the therapeutic process. They are often striving to become (and befriend) the best version of themselves. Together, we balance insights and perspectives with tools that guide transformation and growth.
I work with individuals across the lifespan, drawing from an intuitive blend of therapeutic approaches, including attachment-based, inner child work, existential, Jungian, CBT, and holistic approaches.
My clients come to therapy with a desire to better understand themselves, their patterns, and the implicit beliefs they hold about themselves and the world. They are deep thinkers and feelers with a great appreciation for humor as part of the therapeutic process. They are often striving to become (and befriend) the best version of themselves. Together, we balance insights and perspectives with tools that guide transformation and growth.
(516) 540-2737 View (516) 540-2737
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Katy Boland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I pull from various therapeutic approaches, particularly psychodynamic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed.
My guiding therapeutic belief is that each person is unconditionally valid and worthy of positive regard, no matter what you may be going through. I cultivate an environment where you can show up fully, exactly as you are. From that solid foundation, we can work on untangling distressing symptoms, entrenched patterns, or negative beliefs that may no longer be serving you. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, gender and sexual identity, trauma history, disordered eating, ADHD, and relationship issues.
I pull from various therapeutic approaches, particularly psychodynamic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed.
My guiding therapeutic belief is that each person is unconditionally valid and worthy of positive regard, no matter what you may be going through. I cultivate an environment where you can show up fully, exactly as you are. From that solid foundation, we can work on untangling distressing symptoms, entrenched patterns, or negative beliefs that may no longer be serving you. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, gender and sexual identity, trauma history, disordered eating, ADHD, and relationship issues.
(332) 239-1494 View (332) 239-1494
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Michelle Bloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075
My specialties include Men, Couples Therapy, Attachment-based Trauma, and Sexuality/Intimacy struggles.
I strive to be a therapist who is challenging and direct without being judgmental; is open-minded and encouraging of my clients to explore options in their lives that may be different than my own or others around them. I am someone who doesn't rush to diagnose and pathologize, but rather seeks to understand. I am not invested in the choices my clients make, I am invested in my clients making choices from a place of wholeheartedness. And specifically, I have a keen understanding of the intricacies of intimacy and sexuality within relationship to oneself and community. As long as we "fail forward" together, we are perfectly imperfect
My specialties include Men, Couples Therapy, Attachment-based Trauma, and Sexuality/Intimacy struggles.
I strive to be a therapist who is challenging and direct without being judgmental; is open-minded and encouraging of my clients to explore options in their lives that may be different than my own or others around them. I am someone who doesn't rush to diagnose and pathologize, but rather seeks to understand. I am not invested in the choices my clients make, I am invested in my clients making choices from a place of wholeheartedness. And specifically, I have a keen understanding of the intricacies of intimacy and sexuality within relationship to oneself and community. As long as we "fail forward" together, we are perfectly imperfect
(646) 760-1971 View (646) 760-1971
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Randy Maldonado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
My name is Randy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker that centers on co-creating safe healing spaces for individuals, families, and organizations. I have experience providing individual and family therapy from a relational and attachment-based lens. My sessions acknowledge and support healing from oppressive systems and forefront of the backgrounds, history, and traditions of BIPOC. My commitment is to support recovery from trauma and the subsequent challenges from traumatic experiences while foregrounding our intersecting identities.
My name is Randy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker that centers on co-creating safe healing spaces for individuals, families, and organizations. I have experience providing individual and family therapy from a relational and attachment-based lens. My sessions acknowledge and support healing from oppressive systems and forefront of the backgrounds, history, and traditions of BIPOC. My commitment is to support recovery from trauma and the subsequent challenges from traumatic experiences while foregrounding our intersecting identities.
(347) 727-1682 View (347) 727-1682
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Mara Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10021  (Online Only)
Deciding to start therapy can be overwhelming, and at the same time, a really exciting moment. Once you make that choice, it is important to find a therapist that makes you feel heard and understood. My name is Mara, I am a licensed clinical social worker, and I have experience working with people who are navigating many different struggles and changes in their lives. My goal is to understand your story and work together to identify and repair patterns that have left you feeling stuck or unfulfilled. You can expect a respectful, non-judgmental, and supportive space while in therapy with me.
Deciding to start therapy can be overwhelming, and at the same time, a really exciting moment. Once you make that choice, it is important to find a therapist that makes you feel heard and understood. My name is Mara, I am a licensed clinical social worker, and I have experience working with people who are navigating many different struggles and changes in their lives. My goal is to understand your story and work together to identify and repair patterns that have left you feeling stuck or unfulfilled. You can expect a respectful, non-judgmental, and supportive space while in therapy with me.
(347) 754-3947 View (347) 754-3947
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Dinah Foley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
I view therapy as a laboratory for fostering meaningful change and self-discovery. I practice from an integrative perspective, focusing on creating a healing and empathetic relationship that incorporates a range of evidence-based modalities to move towards a more fulfilling, resilient, and harmonious life. I’m particularly drawn to working within the Internal Family Systems model, an attachment-based modality that uplifts the complexity and wisdom of our internal worlds and strengthens our inherent capacity to heal burdened parts of our systems and develop compassionate, strengths-based relationships with ourselves and others.
I view therapy as a laboratory for fostering meaningful change and self-discovery. I practice from an integrative perspective, focusing on creating a healing and empathetic relationship that incorporates a range of evidence-based modalities to move towards a more fulfilling, resilient, and harmonious life. I’m particularly drawn to working within the Internal Family Systems model, an attachment-based modality that uplifts the complexity and wisdom of our internal worlds and strengthens our inherent capacity to heal burdened parts of our systems and develop compassionate, strengths-based relationships with ourselves and others.
(929) 205-8472 View (929) 205-8472
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Janet Susan (Brown) Lobel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in both clinic and private practice settings. I have a wide range of clinical interests and expertise including trauma/bereavement, autistic spectrum disorders, parenting issues, and individual adult relational psychoanalysis. I am trained in parent-infant psychotherapy as intervention at the earliest ages can prevent/lessen the impact of potential risk factors that can derail a child's development. I integrate Stanley Greenspan's DIR/Floortime model with attachment-based play therapy. This integrative approach addresses both the child's social-emotional and sensory cognitive functioning,
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in both clinic and private practice settings. I have a wide range of clinical interests and expertise including trauma/bereavement, autistic spectrum disorders, parenting issues, and individual adult relational psychoanalysis. I am trained in parent-infant psychotherapy as intervention at the earliest ages can prevent/lessen the impact of potential risk factors that can derail a child's development. I integrate Stanley Greenspan's DIR/Floortime model with attachment-based play therapy. This integrative approach addresses both the child's social-emotional and sensory cognitive functioning,
(914) 368-6133 View (914) 368-6133
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Ozlem Bekar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
With children and families, I utilize attachment-based interventions, play therapy and parent-child psychotherapy.
Understanding the dynamics behind the repeating processes in your life, whether they are symptoms or undesirable patterns, is the first step for meaningful and durable change. I work with both adults and children who have different forms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or stressful life transitions. I also work with children who present with developmental or behavioral issues.
With children and families, I utilize attachment-based interventions, play therapy and parent-child psychotherapy.
Understanding the dynamics behind the repeating processes in your life, whether they are symptoms or undesirable patterns, is the first step for meaningful and durable change. I work with both adults and children who have different forms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or stressful life transitions. I also work with children who present with developmental or behavioral issues.
(347) 514-8397 View (347) 514-8397
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Huilin Lai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CST, EMDR-C, SIFI
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Contact me if you are struggling with relationship difficulties, sex, sexuality concerns, trauma, losses of loved ones, ADHD, depression or anxiety. I will help you better understand and accept yourself, and use your own insights and strengths to change and grow. I am also passionate about working with individuals, families and groups with cross-cultural/immigration background. Coming to United States as an international student myself, I deeply understand the challenges in the international community, the painful process of loss and separation from home countries, and difficulties to fit in due to language and cultural barriers.
Contact me if you are struggling with relationship difficulties, sex, sexuality concerns, trauma, losses of loved ones, ADHD, depression or anxiety. I will help you better understand and accept yourself, and use your own insights and strengths to change and grow. I am also passionate about working with individuals, families and groups with cross-cultural/immigration background. Coming to United States as an international student myself, I deeply understand the challenges in the international community, the painful process of loss and separation from home countries, and difficulties to fit in due to language and cultural barriers.
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Joanna Poon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Change is hard. Most people don’t like change. Some say it’s human nature. That may be true. At the same time, doing hard things can be incredibly rewarding and worthwhile. It can reward you with improved relationships with your loved ones and a better understanding of yourself. It can relieve you of the pain from a difficult past. It can help you better manage a challenging environment or life transition. You are not alone. Help is here.
Change is hard. Most people don’t like change. Some say it’s human nature. That may be true. At the same time, doing hard things can be incredibly rewarding and worthwhile. It can reward you with improved relationships with your loved ones and a better understanding of yourself. It can relieve you of the pain from a difficult past. It can help you better manage a challenging environment or life transition. You are not alone. Help is here.
(929) 383-7944 View (929) 383-7944
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Staci Benaroya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
I offer EMDR therapy on it's own or alongside Attachment-Based therapy.
I'm not your average trauma therapist. Hi, I'm Staci and I'm a modern psychotherapist for post-grad "Quarter-Life" New Yorkers. Triggering events and major life transitions you're facing are leading you to feel stuck, lost, isolated, worried and stressed AF. I help you FINALLY get a grip on your anxiety so you can unlock your full potential. My east-meets-west mind-body approach is modern, relatable, collaborative. I meet you where YOU are and work with you from here to create a safe, sacred space for you to reflect on your strengths and challenges, gain insight, and move towards meaningful and lasting change.
I offer EMDR therapy on it's own or alongside Attachment-Based therapy.
I'm not your average trauma therapist. Hi, I'm Staci and I'm a modern psychotherapist for post-grad "Quarter-Life" New Yorkers. Triggering events and major life transitions you're facing are leading you to feel stuck, lost, isolated, worried and stressed AF. I help you FINALLY get a grip on your anxiety so you can unlock your full potential. My east-meets-west mind-body approach is modern, relatable, collaborative. I meet you where YOU are and work with you from here to create a safe, sacred space for you to reflect on your strengths and challenges, gain insight, and move towards meaningful and lasting change.
(914) 653-7729 View (914) 653-7729
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Marissa Jaacobi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Therapy is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in yourself. Though the decision to start therapy might feel overwhelming, it offers the unique opportunity to reflect, heal, and create a life that feels most authentic to you. With a psychodynamic and attachment-based approach, I work with clients to explore past and present experiences, and enable self-awareness from within. Together, we will focus on transforming your relationship with yourself and others through identifying and repairing patterns that have left you feeling stuck or unfulfilled.
Therapy is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in yourself. Though the decision to start therapy might feel overwhelming, it offers the unique opportunity to reflect, heal, and create a life that feels most authentic to you. With a psychodynamic and attachment-based approach, I work with clients to explore past and present experiences, and enable self-awareness from within. Together, we will focus on transforming your relationship with yourself and others through identifying and repairing patterns that have left you feeling stuck or unfulfilled.
(646) 461-4206 View (646) 461-4206
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Zachary Yale Barletta
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I work from a psychodynamic and an attachment-based perspective, while drawing from other approaches as necessary (i.
At the heart of my work, I strive to create empathic connections with the individuals I work with—creating spaces for them to explore and express all of themselves, and to feel seen, heard, and understood while doing so. I find that people often come to therapy to make negative feelings go away. While this can happen, I also understand the work of therapy as empowering yourself to be able to have and learn from your difficult feelings while feeling safe and connected to yourself and others.
I work from a psychodynamic and an attachment-based perspective, while drawing from other approaches as necessary (i.
At the heart of my work, I strive to create empathic connections with the individuals I work with—creating spaces for them to explore and express all of themselves, and to feel seen, heard, and understood while doing so. I find that people often come to therapy to make negative feelings go away. While this can happen, I also understand the work of therapy as empowering yourself to be able to have and learn from your difficult feelings while feeling safe and connected to yourself and others.
(516) 619-3257 View (516) 619-3257
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Hannah I. Guz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
EFT is an attachment-based therapy that emphasizes how problematic patterns in relationships impact security and trust.
Dr. Guz is a clinical psychologist with specialized training in anxiety, depression, mood, and trauma-related disorders. Dr. Guz provides an empathic and safe environment where patients can process their joys and their pains, while moving towards their goals. Dr. Guz believes that each person is inherently worthy, and that in the process of being seen and understood, people are able to build insight and recognize their strengths. In sessions, Dr. Guz will help patients build practical skills to manage stress and address the unhelpful patterns in thinking and behaving that underpin suffering.
EFT is an attachment-based therapy that emphasizes how problematic patterns in relationships impact security and trust.
Dr. Guz is a clinical psychologist with specialized training in anxiety, depression, mood, and trauma-related disorders. Dr. Guz provides an empathic and safe environment where patients can process their joys and their pains, while moving towards their goals. Dr. Guz believes that each person is inherently worthy, and that in the process of being seen and understood, people are able to build insight and recognize their strengths. In sessions, Dr. Guz will help patients build practical skills to manage stress and address the unhelpful patterns in thinking and behaving that underpin suffering.
(347) 830-7191 View (347) 830-7191

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.