Attachment-based Therapists in Chattanooga, TN

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Kendal McDaniel
MA, MFTI
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am trauma informed and utilize evidence-based therapies such as CBT, EFT, and Attachment-Based Therapy.
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and can personally relate to how religious, childhood, relational, and societal trauma can impact sexuality and sexual orientation. Sexuality is a unique spectrum and is a beautiful part of who we are. In therapy together, you will find an accepting and safe space to explore all questions related to sexuality, sexual orientation and gender, non-traditional relationships, and sense of self, all with compassion and the highest level of care. At Chattanooga Affirmative Network, you are free to be who you are and to continue to discover your most authentic self.
(423) 592-8149
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Patrick Oellerich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have training in Attachment-based Family/Couples Therapy as well as specific training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Hey there! I'm a Chattanooga native, and I'm honored to be back serving the local area as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in couple's therapy and individual therapy for men ages 15-35. On any given day you could find me helping a young man processing life's struggles, a couple seeking healing from a constant sense of disconnection, or a family needing deeper connection through new experiences of one another. Whatever the situation, I love coming alongside others to journey with them towards wholeheartedness.
(423) 220-4508
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Sean Michael Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFTI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For this, I use an eclectic therapy style, utilizing Play Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Emotion Coaching and other attachment-based techniques.
“Has life got you down?” That classic question that we all come back to when things just seem a bit too crazy. The question that we’ve heard so many times, even when we were a kid. So let me ask you, has life got you down? Do you feel like your life has transitioned to a place where you feel lost, alone, or quite like nobody really understands what it’s like to be in your shoes? Has anxiety, depression, relational issues or trauma, family conflict or parenting issues beaten you down? Let me ask you one last question: is the idea of therapy terrifying? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please believe me, there’s a way.
(423) 295-7484
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Hannah Manning
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-I
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I implement Emotions Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment-based Therapy, and more to best address your individual and relational needs.
There are times in our lives that we can feel stuck, uncertain, scared, and immobilized. Coming to terms with your own story and the image of yourself can be daunting. We can feel this way maybe because of a break up, onset of depression, sexual issues, problems with connecting with others, or simply a life transition. You’re uncertain if you can experience healing, but I can tell you that there is hope! Therapy is an opportunity meant to be safe, secure, and a process to learn how to thrive again. I’m here to walk you through the process of finding meaning in your own story, working through shame and doubt, and finding connection.
(423) 564-3485
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Chattanooga, TN 37401
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Audrea Goff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In my practice, I take a relational approach using Attachment-Based Therapy.
I am currently accepting new clients, with a focus on children (ages 3-11) and their parent(s)/caregiver(s). Are you experiencing changes with your child’s behavior? Do you feel like things are getting out of control? Have things changed within your family system? You are not alone. I am passionate about helping children feel empowered and successful, and I offer a lot of tools for parents to build connection with their child. Finding the right fit is very important. Call me today for a free phone consultation, to see if we could be a good fit in working together.
(423) 556-7810
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Chattanooga, TN 37401
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Alyssa Walden Durdunji
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
Through a collaborative process, integrating cognitive-behavioral, emotionally-focused, attachment-based , and trauma interventions, my clients and I work to find insight and develop skills that lead to healing.
I am passionate about seeing lives and relationships restored. I recognize the courage it takes to come to therapy and believe that transformation happens in the context of relationships when people feel heard and understood. My hope is to invite clients into a safe space where we have the opportunity to honestly confront painful and uncomfortable issues.
(615) 455-2540
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Becca Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MHS, CSAT
Verified
Verified
If you're here, chances are you and/or your loved one is in pain. You want solutions and someone who can help in a compassionate way no matter what your struggle is. I provide expert, professional therapy with in the context of understanding and acceptance, regardless of what behaviors you are struggling with. Using a variety of modalities, I seek to meet you where you are and help you achieve life-long change for yourself as well as in your relationships and family. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it!
(423) 799-4377
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
Not accepting new clients
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Christine Schneider
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I’m a trauma-informed, EMDR trained professional and would love to help harness the motivation you already have to help you continue your unique journey in life. I specialize in working with Children, Teens, and Adults (ages 6 and up). I’m honored to work with individuals struggling to overcome traumatic events, difficult childhoods, grief/loss, as well as day to day anxiety, depression, and other life stressors. My clients are motivated to change and are interested in personal exploration and growth. With the right support, perspective, and guidance, you're able to overcome whatever life is throwing at you with confidence.
(423) 401-6131
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
Not accepting new clients
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Brittany Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe that therapy is a tool to create more connection, empowerment, and healing in the world. I help clients to untangle the threads of generational patterns that have outlived their usefulness, and weave together new tapestries that are more resilient, vibrant, and stronger than before. Families, educational environments, religious traditions, work cultures, neighborhoods and communities - each of these systems weaves a thread within us throughout our life cycle. They determine the ways in which we learn to connect, cope, celebrate, work, grieve, and operate in our daily lives.
(423) 556-9236
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Pam Guess
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified
Verified
As a Psychologist with over thirty years of practice, I have had the opportunity to work alongside individuals and families as they have faced physical, emotional, interpersonal, and intrapersonal life challenges. I often see clients with issues such as depression, anxiety/stress, life transitions, and adjustments to changes in health. While life challenges often shift our focus to what may feel fragile within, I passionately believe that we can find a place of inner strength and regain a sense of .wellness. Thank you for your time in reading about my practice; I look forward to the possibility of meeting with you.
(423) 415-4220
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Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Maddy Morris
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT-I, AAMFT
Verified
Verified
Children, adolescents, and young adults who need someone to meet them where they’re at. I enjoy working with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief/loss, family conflict, and blended family acclimation.
(423) 375-8574
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Kolby J Nance
Licensed Professional Counselor, RMHI
Verified
Verified
Everyone experiences seasons of difficulty and struggle. I work with clients from many different walks of life and dealing with a variety issues and struggles. I work to create a safe relationship where clients can experience recovery, healing, and the life they were made to live. Abundant Life is possible and I co-labor with my clients to discover that life. My areas of interest include Identity Development, Obsessive Thinking, Marriage , Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Professional Performance. I have the most experience working with Couples, Individual men, and Organizational leaders.
(423) 594-2478
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Laurel Crawford
MS, BC-DMT
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping people deepen their mind/body connection and using creativity for healing. Since graduating from Pratt Institute with a Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy in 2011, I have had the opportunity to work with all kinds of people in a variety of settings. As a board certified dance/movement therapist I offer individual therapy, group therapy, and supervise other clinicians.
(512) 648-5383
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Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Jennifer M. Weller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
On the outside it looks like you have it all together. But on the inside you never feel good enough and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You've spent the last however-many-years trying to keep everything together, but it’s exhausting, and you don’t think you can do it anymore. You're tired of giving so much to everyone else while you continue to come last on your list. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
(423) 556-9035
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Chattanooga, TN 37409
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Linden Turner
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT-I
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life's challenges can lead us to a place where recognizing the person in the mirror becomes foreign. Wounds of the past may feel like hurdles that keep us from living the life we’ve wanted. The fights with your partner, the fear of the future, or desiring a sense of direction and meaningful connection can leave us feeling frozen, overwhelmed, and distanced from where we’d like to be. Your unique experience matters - which is why I work to foster empathy, openness, authenticity, safety, and caring challenges within therapy - to meet you where you are and journey beside you as you seek to find yourself and/or your relationship again.
(423) 460-9815
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Harrison Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
In the words of Virginia Satir, we humans tend to choose the certainty of misery over the misery of uncertainty. As we wrestle with our fears, we often adopt patterns of controlling, avoiding, and numbing instead of accepting and confronting our suffering as God-given catalysts of growth and even purpose. As we sink deeper and continue to cling to what is familiar and comforting in the short run, we form harmful relational patterns or cycles of addictive impulsivity over time. Know that you aren’t meant to bear this burden alone. Counseling is for those who are brave enough to embrace their vulnerable state and learn from it.
(423) 250-9402
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Erica Skidmore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You have found the courage to begin, and you want someone to walk with you. Maybe you are tired of feeling the crushing weight of anxiety or depression. Maybe you are the parent of a child with special needs, and you don't know what to do next, but you know you need to do something. Maybe you are finally admitting to yourself the truth about your sexuality, spirituality, or situation, and you are ready to grow into the person you are meant to be. I would be honored to join you on your journey.
(423) 299-4990
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Arden Shanklin
Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have always been passionate about helping others to feel empowered and as a therapist that is one of the most fulfilling parts of walking alongside my clients. While I primarily work with children, adolescents, and families, I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan. I see the value in creating an open and inviting space for all of my clients to have the opportunity to create genuine and positive change in their lives.
(423) 556-6855
Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Waitlist for new clients
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Juliet N Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, EdD, LPC, MHSP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Juliet brings a fun-loving and flexible approach to her work with clients, while also offering support, empathy and structure for families in crisis. She appreciates the person holistically and meets clients where they are.
(423) 781-1026
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Waitlist for new clients
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Leslie Corrao-Montgomery
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT-I
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
At times, we can feel desperately lost in life. Maybe this is how you're feeling right now—disconnected from your loved ones and from yourself. You aren’t sure how to find your way back, and sometimes wonder if it’s even possible. I assure you, there is hope—for you and your relationships. The confusion and pain can be untangled and a new story written.
(423) 607-8961
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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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.