Attachment-based Therapists in Northwest, Portland, OR

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Annie Dolle @ Arrival Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
) combined with EMDR and attachment-based psychotherapy.
**CURRENTLY FULL NO AVAILABILITY** Join with me and allow connection, safety, and curiosity to unearth your fullest self. Become a compassionate observer of your own experience as your nervous system aligns in relationship. Tired of contracting and reacting? Together we can find ways to experience and respond to life as it comes. What have you experienced? What strategies have you employed to cope? What have you come to believe about yourself and others? Lets take a look at your goals and concerns and move towards a functional and connected you. There are reasons for your current pain, and It is possible to feel better.
(503) 563-7407
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Portland, OR 97205
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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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Portland, OR 97209
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Douglas W Pullin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Method Therapy, attachment-based psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based body centered therapy.
Would you like to free yourself from patterns that lead to stress, conflict, and/or withdrawal from life? Are feeling reactive or shut down in dealing with anger, fear, and/or sadness? Are you dissatisfied with life and do not know why? Having the courage to admit that things are not going well is the first step to changing them. My mindfulness-based approach supports you in being less identified with habitual ways of thinking and feeling that can keep you stuck in patterns that no longer work. I have helped many clients learn to be less reactive and more compassionate with themselves and others. Note: There is space in my groups.
(503) 773-9872
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Heather Leilani Simpson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified
Verified
I use therapy techniques including Mindfulness, Contextual and Attachment-Based strategies to provide you a culturally competent space to process and reflect, to gain knowledge of attachment patterns, and to focus self-agency.
Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other concerns, you deserve a therapist who will be open and supportive yet willing to challenge you gently when needed.  With an approach that combines connection and boundaries, we can work together to help you find the agency you need to move through life with pleasure. I specialize in working with BIPOC, LGTBQIA, Polyamory/Non-Monogamous, and Kink/BDSM communities to provide comprehensive, evidence based, trauma informed, sex positive therapy, that meets the needs of sexual marginalized populations.
(503) 994-9547
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Portland, OR 97210
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Maire Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Verified
I utilize evidenced based and trauma-informed care practices, including EMDR, DBT, ACT, and attachment-based theory.
I want you to leave each therapy session feeling more hopeful than when you started. I love working with clients motivated to make changes, and also clients who feel uncertain about their ability to feel better—it’s a big step to start therapy! As a therapist with extensive experience working with clients coping with anxiety, trauma, OCD and dissociation, I consistently see how traumatic events unconsciously block and inhibit an individual from feeling hopeful and making change in their lives. My goal is to provide a safe, trusting space to address what's burdening you and empower your sense of agency.
(458) 227-8848
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Richard Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It is perfectly normal for individuals, couples, and families to experience problems at various times, and therapy can be very useful in helping to navigate life’s trials and transitions. I believe that everyone possesses abundant natural strengths and resiliencies to draw from to achieve goals and move closer to a preferred life. I help clients with many issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflict, and addiction issues. I think of my role as a collaborator and guide, working relationally with you to find solutions and foster well-being.
(971) 256-6231
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Portland, OR 97209
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Michael Kubetz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
In my practice I provide relationship focused therapy for adult couples and individuals. It is my passion to support clients as they unfold, progress and discover new insights. I believe the therapeutic process can help increase awareness and lead to healthier choices creating a greater sense of freedom and stability in our lives. I create a non- threatening atmosphere of trust and safety for all people. This environment provides a solid foundation for our therapeutic relationship to develop and prosper.
(503) 902-4203
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Portland, OR 97209
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Julia Shobe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Difficult life experiences can leave us feeling stuck, anxious, and often angry with ourselves and others. How often do you find yourself asking, why am I reacting this way, or why can’t I stay more in control of my emotions? You want to understand why life is being so challenging for you, and also improve your relationships. In addition you would like to increase your tolerance for stressful situations. You’ve lost friends or have strained relationships. Therefore it’s difficult for you to trust others and you have hurt loved ones by pushing them away or by being too dependent on them.
(971) 248-9760
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Portland, OR 97210
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Raquel Harmon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Verified
Whether you have tried therapy in the past and are seeking support again, or are just beginning your therapy journey – I’m so glad you are here. I believe healing happens in relationship – to ourselves, to our communities, and to others in our lives who we care deeply for. Through Somatic Mindfulness (body centered), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Self-Compassion based theories, I view my role as a guide along the road back to yourself, the ones you love, and the life you want to feel present in.
(971) 351-1042
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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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Portland, OR 97205
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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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Portland, OR 97209
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Aaron Pomerantz
LMFT
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, I have found psychotherapy to be a powerful means to create lasting and meaningful change in lives. I consider myself to be an interactive, collaborative, and relational therapist and specialize in the treatment of individuals and couples. I am accepting new clients using telemedicine at this time. I am now in two offices, seeing Clients in Oregon and Colorado.
(971) 319-9750
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Portland, OR 97209
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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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Portland, OR 97209
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Annette R Rankin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I've had many years of experience providing therapy for individuals recovering from trauma,individuals who had developed habits of self-sabotage in relationships or at work for various reasons. Other areas of focus include depression associated with chronic pain, depression, anxiety and grief associated with custody and divorce struggles, couples who want to improve the way in which they communicate and partner, and issues surrounding phase of life transitions.
(415) 298-2479
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Portland, OR 97236
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Brooke Gateley Meier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to support the whole person in their desire to identify strengths, address their struggles, and to encourage growth. My relational approach includes helping create a safe place in which you feel like you can start the change process. Issues range from impulsivity, anxiety, emotional regulation, unhealthy coping tools, and difficulties working through trauma. I can assist this process with creating genuine connections to begin addressing emotional regulation tactics, stress reduction, psychoeducation of trauma and the brain, and cognitive restructuring.
(503) 966-9273
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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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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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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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Portland, OR 97209
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Caroline Sabi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have had the privilege of witnessing people undergo the slow, extremely subtle and remarkable journey of healing and self-transformation. This process of psychological growth is astoundingly complex, multilayered, circular and even mysteriously numinous in its unfolding. My philosophy as a therapist is primarily on core transformation rather than merely symptom management and needless to say, I strongly believe in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship as a significant healing agent. Moving towards our wholeness necessitates the courage to first move into the wounded parts that we all have as members of the human species.
(503) 994-9514
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Portland, OR 97210
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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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Portland, OR 97209
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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.