Attachment-based Therapists in Alphabet District, Portland, OR

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Carly Rubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We all have places in our lives where we feel stuck, disconnected, or out of balance. During this time of global uncertainty, reaching out for support is more important than ever. I strive to create an environment where couples, individuals, and families can feel supported and heard. I invite you to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships through my experiential, attachment-based approach.
(503) 386-0280
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Shelley Sauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
*Not currently accepting new clients* Life brings with it some emotional pain, but it is not necessary to suffer needlessly. If you have been struggling, and long for greater peace in your life, I may be able to help. I offer a compassionate and heart-centered approach, and bring knowledge, experience, deep listening and insight into my work. My focus is to help you understand and meet these challenges, to access and support your inner wisdom, to develop a plan and work towards healthy change. You can develop increased peace, a greater sense of meaning or purpose, a stronger connection with others, and increased creativity.
(503) 567-4490
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Gary Neil Reiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, , LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with a wide range of people. My clients like deep work, As a Process Oriented therapist and teacher I use dreamwork, symptoms work, bodywork, movement, relationship work, conflict work, inner work and meditation, art and creativity, and many other methods based on the individuals client's process. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have helped develop Process Oriented family therapy; Process Oriented sex and intimacy work; Process Oriented personal and historical trauma work; Process oriented coma and brain injury work, I have written 11 books on these topics. My work integrates mind body and spirit.
(458) 218-8186
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Natasha Anspach
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all deserve to have our stories witnessed & responded to with empathy & care. This is why I am committed to holding space for those healing from religious harm, processing grief, & individuals who identify as biracial & monoracial Black, Indigenous, and people of color. As a multiracial & relationally based therapist, I recognize that engaging in therapy can be vulnerable if not intimidating & it is important for your full identity to be seen.
(971) 715-2598
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Kimberly Woodworth
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stagnant, stuck, or disconnected in relationship to yourself and others in your life? I specialize in individual therapy with the aim of using self and relational exploration, reframing, and evidence based practices to increase quality of self-concept, relationships, and life. Whether you are suffering from a big life cycle change, to depression and anxiety, identity issues, or perhaps grief, I provide a safe, inclusive and affirming space for individuals to explore and create a life that is more aligned with personal goals, values and authentic self. Healing, connection and thriving is possible.
(503) 212-6707
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Marni Coletti
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
There are so many reasons why people seek therapy. It could be a life transition, anxiety, depression, divorce, blended families or tough teenagers. Sometimes in life people lose a sense of who they truly are and seek to find what more accurately reflects them. Overall, most people are looking for a space to process and make meaning of life experiences, behaviors and reactivity. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, good for you for having the courage to take the first step. My goal is to make the process of finding a therapist authentic and comfortable because I value the meaningful relationship between therapist and client.
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Julie Finnell
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We tend to think we should be able to go it alone, or talk with a friend,...or just TRY HARDER when life feels overwhelming and difficult to bear. Sometimes these attempts fall short, making it easy to blame ourselves, feel discouraged and disconnect from ourselves and our relationships. Even asking for help seems hard! That's why I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who are courageously finding their way through those tough times. I believe that we all have an internal wellspring of strength, wisdom, and hope - and counseling offers gentle guidance and support to move toward feeling better and more like YOU!
(458) 224-1094
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Robert James Scherman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
We all need support at times through this crazy thing we call life. It can be difficult at times to navigate our lives while adhering to the constant changes and challenges we face every day. There are times when you might feel anxious, depressed, frustrated, angry, sad or stuck in your current life chapter. I assure you that you are not alone in these feelings and thoughts. The ebbs and flows of life might have you questioning if your current state will ever get better. I welcome you as you are. We will collaborate and work together to uncover your inner strengths and resources to help you better navigate your individual path.
(971) 253-7206
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Brittany Drosdak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that meaningful change begins with a strong therapeutic relationship. I hope to earn your trust by creating a space in which you feel accepted, heard, and supported. My therapeutic style is warm, person-centered, humanistic, and trauma-informed. Over the years as a therapist, I have worked with teens and adults around depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, generational trauma, grief and loss, life transitions and stress, ADHD and neurodivergence, the LGBTQIA+ community and exploring identity.
(971) 203-0671
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Beth Bloom
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As an insight-oriented therapist, I approach therapy with the general goal of helping you better understand yourself, what matters to you, and how you exist in the world. Based on what you want to accomplish, together we can uncover your true self so you can lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. This process often involves a combination of making sense of earlier experiences, working with ongoing patterns, and re-evaluating future expectations or assumptions. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will focus on issues and perceptions that may be holding you back or keeping you stuck.
(917) 725-5025
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Zina Krivoruk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
I work with highly sensitive people, people who are looking to expand and dive deeply into their spirituality, teachers, creative people and people who are seeking to be better partners in relationship. My primary training and personal practice stems from a mindfulness framework. After being trained in a Buddhist monastery to meditate, and to spend prolonged periods of time in silence with self, I’ve cultivated the tools to guide others into the same space of joyful fertile ground to plant seeds of your truest desires.
(503) 436-6398
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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The Couples Clinic of Portland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At The Couples Clinic of Portland, helping people is our passion. We get great satisfaction in helping people improve their lives and relationships. We know from personal experience how restorative and empowering good counseling can be. We are here to collaboratively help you work through whatever you are struggling with, and find your true, empowered self. We also know how difficult it is to find a therapist who has advanced training in couples counseling. As we are dedicated to keeping abreast of the most cutting edge techniques, you are certain to find help here for yourself and for your relationship.
(503) 782-4295
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Sarah Schrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Solid, honest, intimate and trustworthy relationships are key to a more fulfilling life. I specialize in understanding and improving relationships with oneself, partner, children and/or parents. I help clients become more aware of what is important to them, build up their sense of themselves, and increase their confidence.
(971) 236-4000
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97205
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Stephanie F Winn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer therapy without ideology for fair-minded people who have lost trust in counselors: victims of gender medicine and their families; the politically homeless; and others who've become increasingly afraid to express their views due to institutional capture. My clients often struggle with isolation, despair, compassion fatigue, stress, trauma, burnout, work-life balance, emotion regulation, conflict, productivity, sleep, habits, and finding meaning & fulfillment in life. I also enjoy helping couples reduce defensiveness, open up communication, move through challenging transitions, and deepen their capacity for intimacy together.
(844) 946-2130
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Sakura Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-A, LCSW, LPC-S, Intern
Verified
Verified
At Sakura Counseling, we aspire to create an environment that is all inclusive and provides a safe space for diversity in all forms to untangle the challenges that have been holding you back from being authentically you. We are collaborative in our approach, holding high regard for your experience in your environment, paying close attention to the many systems of our society that play a part in perpetuating oppression.
(971) 206-6273
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Jeff Whritenour
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I assist adults and couples with psycho-spiritual practices, relationships, parenting, life transitions, anxiety/depression, and loss. My practice is oriented toward psychological and spiritual integration. Through a combination of mindfulness, somatic and systems therapies, clients develop deeper relationship with all aspects of themself. Together, we'll help you access more Love and appreciation for parts of yourself you may judge harshly; and look for guidance from the Wisdom that you already embody.
(503) 567-4975
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Kimberly Christensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to address your problems.
(503) 486-8662
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Rivers Way Community Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
Verified
We serve a wide range of clients, individuals, couples families who present with a wide range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, sexual issues, body symptoms. Our staff is trained to work with the whole person, mind, body and spirit, believing that within each person is the power to grow and heal from their issues if we can follow their process and within our issues lies the potential solution. We respect and support diversity and deep democracy within the person and in the world and are especially good with helping with issues around body symptoms and relationship problems.
(971) 252-7155
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97209
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Connections First LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CSWA, LPC-I
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people.
(503) 427-1952
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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Tera Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that each of us has an inner wisdom that can guide us through life's most difficult challenges. At times our inner voice is strong and clear, whereas at other times it is faint and obscure. Psychotherapy can help us discover and clarify who we are, what we need, the direction we want to go and the form we want our lives to take. I assist my clients in clarifying their thoughts, feelings, perceptions and values, ultimately resulting in positive changes in their relationships and lives.
(971) 302-4331
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Alphabet District
Portland, OR 97210
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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.