Attachment-based Therapists in Portland, OR

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Krista Diane Ryan
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, QMHP-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232
My foundation as a therapist is attachment-based and client-centered, which means that I will meet you where you are at and support you through mapping where you want to go.
We are all wired to seek connection, love, belonging, and to be understood. Our internal messaging often tells us we are not good enough to receive these things because of the dominant culture we are in. In therapy, we can work together toward the belief that you are enough. Here, LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies will find a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore who you are, realize your full potential, find meaning, and increase serenity and joy.
My foundation as a therapist is attachment-based and client-centered, which means that I will meet you where you are at and support you through mapping where you want to go.
We are all wired to seek connection, love, belonging, and to be understood. Our internal messaging often tells us we are not good enough to receive these things because of the dominant culture we are in. In therapy, we can work together toward the belief that you are enough. Here, LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies will find a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore who you are, realize your full potential, find meaning, and increase serenity and joy.
(503) 487-5774 View (503) 487-5774
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Halle Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Portland, OR 97205
My therapeutic foundation is attachment-based, guided by social justice principles.
Beginning therapy can often feel like a daunting process. It is a courageous choice that requires vulnerability and curiosity. Great job on taking the first step! I utilize warmth, compassion, curiosity, and a holistic lens to create a safe, authentic therapeutic space. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and see my role as a collaborator helping to co-author the stories of our lives. I support clients in creating more self-compassion and allowing space to navigate and overcome life's challenges, transitions, and stressors.
My therapeutic foundation is attachment-based, guided by social justice principles.
Beginning therapy can often feel like a daunting process. It is a courageous choice that requires vulnerability and curiosity. Great job on taking the first step! I utilize warmth, compassion, curiosity, and a holistic lens to create a safe, authentic therapeutic space. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and see my role as a collaborator helping to co-author the stories of our lives. I support clients in creating more self-compassion and allowing space to navigate and overcome life's challenges, transitions, and stressors.
(971) 232-3277 View (971) 232-3277
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Heather Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
Depending on the goals you have, Heather may utilize a variety of techniques within your sessions that include mindfulness, attachment-based therapy, internal family systems therapy (IFS) and existential/humanistic questioning.
Heather is a compassionate guide who listens deeply and accepts you where you’re at. She helps you explore your strengths and limitations within a safe context where your thoughts and emotions can be felt, communicated, and understood. Heather is experienced in working with clients struggling with depression, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, relationship stress, and personal growth/exploration. She is specialized in helping women who have experienced infertility or loss due to miscarriage & is an Enneagram expert.
Depending on the goals you have, Heather may utilize a variety of techniques within your sessions that include mindfulness, attachment-based therapy, internal family systems therapy (IFS) and existential/humanistic questioning.
Heather is a compassionate guide who listens deeply and accepts you where you’re at. She helps you explore your strengths and limitations within a safe context where your thoughts and emotions can be felt, communicated, and understood. Heather is experienced in working with clients struggling with depression, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, relationship stress, and personal growth/exploration. She is specialized in helping women who have experienced infertility or loss due to miscarriage & is an Enneagram expert.
(503) 741-2593 View (503) 741-2593
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Gina DeLeo Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and confused about what your next steps in life should be. These feelings may be related to relationship distress, problems in communication with family members, big life changes, or work stress. I work collaboratively with individuals, families and partners who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships.
I work with individuals, couples, and families hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and confused about what your next steps in life should be. These feelings may be related to relationship distress, problems in communication with family members, big life changes, or work stress. I work collaboratively with individuals, families and partners who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships.
(503) 966-4656 View (503) 966-4656
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Garrison Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
My approach is based in existentialist, somatic, and attachment-based theories.
Welcome. You’re here because something within you feels stuck. Maybe it feels like the pieces are in the air and have yet to land. You might be coping with painful emotions that don’t seem to resolve, no matter how much time you spend thinking your way through them. You might want the best for yourself and your close relationships, but struggle to unburden yourself from irritation, anxiety, or depression. I’ve been there too. I believe wholeheartedly that every person has their own path toward transformation and healing, and it is my role to help you walk that path and clear the branches and thorns from the way.
My approach is based in existentialist, somatic, and attachment-based theories.
Welcome. You’re here because something within you feels stuck. Maybe it feels like the pieces are in the air and have yet to land. You might be coping with painful emotions that don’t seem to resolve, no matter how much time you spend thinking your way through them. You might want the best for yourself and your close relationships, but struggle to unburden yourself from irritation, anxiety, or depression. I’ve been there too. I believe wholeheartedly that every person has their own path toward transformation and healing, and it is my role to help you walk that path and clear the branches and thorns from the way.
(971) 414-3105 View (971) 414-3105
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Krispin Mayfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Portland, OR 97230  (Online Only)
I've also completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an attachment-based therapy.
I support relationships where one or both partners are Autistic or ADHD, and I from a neurodivegent-affirming framework. I also support those recovering from religious trauma, working with clients from a variety of religious backgrounds. I also provide Safe & Sound Protocol for trauma healing.
I've also completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an attachment-based therapy.
I support relationships where one or both partners are Autistic or ADHD, and I from a neurodivegent-affirming framework. I also support those recovering from religious trauma, working with clients from a variety of religious backgrounds. I also provide Safe & Sound Protocol for trauma healing.
(503) 213-6990 View (503) 213-6990
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Wind and Willow, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, QMHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
My counseling approach is holistic, emotion focused, and informed through an attachment-based perspective, where relationship building, communication, and emotional expression lie at the foundation.
Now Accepting New Clients! I enjoy working more closely with those experiencing life transitions. These events can be challenging, stressful, and overwhelming, and as you transition from one space to another, you may also find yourself on a journey of finding yourself. As we face change, we also change as people and adjusting to this can be hard at times, not just for yourself, but for those around you. Let's move forward together on identifying, processing, and cultivating what's important to you.
My counseling approach is holistic, emotion focused, and informed through an attachment-based perspective, where relationship building, communication, and emotional expression lie at the foundation.
Now Accepting New Clients! I enjoy working more closely with those experiencing life transitions. These events can be challenging, stressful, and overwhelming, and as you transition from one space to another, you may also find yourself on a journey of finding yourself. As we face change, we also change as people and adjusting to this can be hard at times, not just for yourself, but for those around you. Let's move forward together on identifying, processing, and cultivating what's important to you.
(503) 868-4951 View (503) 868-4951
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Alex Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a trauma-informed attachment-based perspective as I navigate the issues that my clients bring into the therapy room.
I specialize in issues important to teenagers and young adults/families, including issues related to family dynamics, depression, anxiety, bipolar/schizophrenia, substance abuse concerns, transracial adoptions, grief, LGBTQ dynamics, racial identity, gender transitioning process, and abandonment trauma. My relational approach to therapy can help you gain awareness of your road blocks and provide you with the tools (skills/coping strategies) you have for your own growth.
I utilize a trauma-informed attachment-based perspective as I navigate the issues that my clients bring into the therapy room.
I specialize in issues important to teenagers and young adults/families, including issues related to family dynamics, depression, anxiety, bipolar/schizophrenia, substance abuse concerns, transracial adoptions, grief, LGBTQ dynamics, racial identity, gender transitioning process, and abandonment trauma. My relational approach to therapy can help you gain awareness of your road blocks and provide you with the tools (skills/coping strategies) you have for your own growth.
(503) 433-8452 View (503) 433-8452
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Aaron Kelsay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC, LMHC, CADC I
Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97266
This includes EMDR, trauma-based, and attachment-based modalities.
Healing is a journey. For some, "healing" means reversing years of trauma, and for others it means 'getting out of my own head' or 'getting un-stuck.' For everyone, the path to healing is a difficult one, and it is lighter, easier, more meaningful when others join in with you. To you who have tried to go it alone, I invite you to reach out. Connecting with a counselor is a way to get un-stuck in your journey towards health, to bring healing to those deeper places of hurt.
This includes EMDR, trauma-based, and attachment-based modalities.
Healing is a journey. For some, "healing" means reversing years of trauma, and for others it means 'getting out of my own head' or 'getting un-stuck.' For everyone, the path to healing is a difficult one, and it is lighter, easier, more meaningful when others join in with you. To you who have tried to go it alone, I invite you to reach out. Connecting with a counselor is a way to get un-stuck in your journey towards health, to bring healing to those deeper places of hurt.
(503) 461-1286 View (503) 461-1286
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Carly Rubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (503) 386-0280
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Simone Maya Weit
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97215
I am currently accepting adult clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Grass Valley, CA and Portland, OR. My regular therapy practice is only open for Telehealth. I work with individuals experiencing PTSD, grief, end-of life transition, eco-anxiety, treatment resistant depression, relational challenges, and integrating non-ordinary states of consciousness. I am passionate about helping clients gain insight through self-inquiry, heal attachment through authentic connection, release trauma through embodied awareness, and experience breakthrough by dismantling patterns that no longer serve them.
I am currently accepting adult clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Grass Valley, CA and Portland, OR. My regular therapy practice is only open for Telehealth. I work with individuals experiencing PTSD, grief, end-of life transition, eco-anxiety, treatment resistant depression, relational challenges, and integrating non-ordinary states of consciousness. I am passionate about helping clients gain insight through self-inquiry, heal attachment through authentic connection, release trauma through embodied awareness, and experience breakthrough by dismantling patterns that no longer serve them.
(971) 299-2898 View (971) 299-2898
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Jena Kunimune
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
through an attachment-based lens.
Are you looking for a couples or individual therapist? I'm glad you are taking the first steps! I am experienced working with diverse couple systems navigating interracial couple dynamics, intimacy and sex in relationships, and addressing conflict and communication patterns. I also offer individual therapy where my goal is to help you reconnect with your authentic-self and navigate ways to cope with the challenges life can throw at us. I am here to support you as you navigate the journey toward healing. I identify as a transracial and transnational Chinese adoptee and I have a special interest in serving transracial adoptees.
through an attachment-based lens.
Are you looking for a couples or individual therapist? I'm glad you are taking the first steps! I am experienced working with diverse couple systems navigating interracial couple dynamics, intimacy and sex in relationships, and addressing conflict and communication patterns. I also offer individual therapy where my goal is to help you reconnect with your authentic-self and navigate ways to cope with the challenges life can throw at us. I am here to support you as you navigate the journey toward healing. I identify as a transracial and transnational Chinese adoptee and I have a special interest in serving transracial adoptees.
(503) 382-8521 View (503) 382-8521
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Annie Dolle @ Arrival Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
) 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.
) 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 View (503) 563-7407
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Gabrielle Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Gabrielle (she/her). I am a somatic and attachment-based therapist. I offer a collaborative, relational approach that is warm and empathetic as well as direct. My goal is to help you develop a foundation of self-trust, so that you can feel more like yourself, respond adaptively to challenges in your life, and experience greater intimacy and fulfillment in your relationships.
Hello! I'm Gabrielle (she/her). I am a somatic and attachment-based therapist. I offer a collaborative, relational approach that is warm and empathetic as well as direct. My goal is to help you develop a foundation of self-trust, so that you can feel more like yourself, respond adaptively to challenges in your life, and experience greater intimacy and fulfillment in your relationships.
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Stacey Nixon
Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
My work is attachment-based and trauma-informed.
We all can get stuck. Trauma, life stressors, uncomfortable emotions, and relationship concerns can throw us off balance. Do you feel constantly stressed, disconnected from your partner, or the impacts of trauma? The weight of these challenges can take a toll on your daily life and overall wellness. You may yearn for a closer connection and effective communication in your relationship. You may also desire the capacity to sift through your stressors and cope, calmness in your day-to-day, and fulfillment in life. This is where counseling can offer support and relief.
My work is attachment-based and trauma-informed.
We all can get stuck. Trauma, life stressors, uncomfortable emotions, and relationship concerns can throw us off balance. Do you feel constantly stressed, disconnected from your partner, or the impacts of trauma? The weight of these challenges can take a toll on your daily life and overall wellness. You may yearn for a closer connection and effective communication in your relationship. You may also desire the capacity to sift through your stressors and cope, calmness in your day-to-day, and fulfillment in life. This is where counseling can offer support and relief.
(503) 217-6644 View (503) 217-6644
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Marc•francis Otto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RSMT/E
Verified
Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
As a body-oriented and attachment-based therapist, I help people change and transform from the inside out.
I'm a Somatic Psychotherapist for people who want more nourishing relationships. I help unwind trauma and reweave the patterns that limit. I offer a gentle, collaborative approach to heal the deep hurts that hold you back. Everyone has adapted to our life circumstances as best we can. The patterns we learn are rooted in our early relationships and in our body. These patterns precede words and thought. Together, I help you attune to, unwind, and reweave these patterns. In each session, I offer simple and effective practices to support your growth. My goal is to help you cultivate more resilience, ease, and wholeness in your life.
As a body-oriented and attachment-based therapist, I help people change and transform from the inside out.
I'm a Somatic Psychotherapist for people who want more nourishing relationships. I help unwind trauma and reweave the patterns that limit. I offer a gentle, collaborative approach to heal the deep hurts that hold you back. Everyone has adapted to our life circumstances as best we can. The patterns we learn are rooted in our early relationships and in our body. These patterns precede words and thought. Together, I help you attune to, unwind, and reweave these patterns. In each session, I offer simple and effective practices to support your growth. My goal is to help you cultivate more resilience, ease, and wholeness in your life.
(503) 433-8675 View (503) 433-8675
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Annie Vail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211
I am also trained in multiple trauma and attachment-based modalities, IFS & Gestalt, compassionate communication (NVC), PACT couples therapy, and authentic relating.
I believe in your capacity to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression, grieving the death of a loved one or a painful breakup, struggle with belonging, or just feel stuck and know that you are ready to do something about it. Do you want more intimacy, connection, and joy in your relationships? Let me help you uncover unconscious patterns and beliefs and heal from old wounds that may be keeping you from living from your best self. Together we can bring more love, capacity, skill, and presence into your relationships.
I am also trained in multiple trauma and attachment-based modalities, IFS & Gestalt, compassionate communication (NVC), PACT couples therapy, and authentic relating.
I believe in your capacity to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression, grieving the death of a loved one or a painful breakup, struggle with belonging, or just feel stuck and know that you are ready to do something about it. Do you want more intimacy, connection, and joy in your relationships? Let me help you uncover unconscious patterns and beliefs and heal from old wounds that may be keeping you from living from your best self. Together we can bring more love, capacity, skill, and presence into your relationships.
(503) 966-9615 View (503) 966-9615
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Revae Hackett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97266
Thanks for stopping by! I am here to support you wherever you are in your journey. Whether you are navigating life transitions, relationship distress, or seeking healing and healthier ways of coping after trauma or loss therapy can help. My goal is to support my clients in creating the change that will lead to living a more fulfilling life.
Thanks for stopping by! I am here to support you wherever you are in your journey. Whether you are navigating life transitions, relationship distress, or seeking healing and healthier ways of coping after trauma or loss therapy can help. My goal is to support my clients in creating the change that will lead to living a more fulfilling life.
(503) 854-0515 View (503) 854-0515
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Arah Erickson
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC, LPC-A
Verified
Portland, OR 97210
My counseling approach is rooted in person-centered, attachment-based therapy.
Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. I offer therapy to individual adults in Oregon facing concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues and self-esteem. I often focus on supporting clients through life transitions including those working through mid-life concerns, career and family changes, transition to college, cancer diagnosis and survivorship and grief and loss. My style is warm, compassionate, and accepting. I want you to know you are safe, seen and heard. I will partner with you in moving toward change through gaining fresh insight, feeling self-compassion, and seeing your strengths.
My counseling approach is rooted in person-centered, attachment-based therapy.
Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. I offer therapy to individual adults in Oregon facing concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues and self-esteem. I often focus on supporting clients through life transitions including those working through mid-life concerns, career and family changes, transition to college, cancer diagnosis and survivorship and grief and loss. My style is warm, compassionate, and accepting. I want you to know you are safe, seen and heard. I will partner with you in moving toward change through gaining fresh insight, feeling self-compassion, and seeing your strengths.
(971) 293-2603 View (971) 293-2603
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Izy Leighton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with individual, relational, and sexual issues from a sociocultural and attachment-based lens.
I believe that engaging in therapy is a radically courageous act. Exploring and sharing our stories can be terrifying, and doing so may go against the messages you internalized and survival strategies you adopted. Regardless of what brings you in, therapy can help you feel more fulfilled and more richly connected with yourself and others. I know that living in this time and culture can be confusing, painful, and isolating, and believe everyone deserves a space to make sense of it all, to be deeply seen and heard, and to be supported in cultivating a more meaningful and joyful life.
I specialize in working with individual, relational, and sexual issues from a sociocultural and attachment-based lens.
I believe that engaging in therapy is a radically courageous act. Exploring and sharing our stories can be terrifying, and doing so may go against the messages you internalized and survival strategies you adopted. Regardless of what brings you in, therapy can help you feel more fulfilled and more richly connected with yourself and others. I know that living in this time and culture can be confusing, painful, and isolating, and believe everyone deserves a space to make sense of it all, to be deeply seen and heard, and to be supported in cultivating a more meaningful and joyful life.
(503) 974-1984 View (503) 974-1984

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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.