Attachment-based Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Dr. Leigh Pitre
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCMHSP, NCC, CH
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
I would like to start off by saying it takes courage to take the first step in your healing journey! I specialize in treating trauma, attachment-based issues, and couples. I take a whole-body approach that helps create and maintain lasting change. My ultimate goal for therapy with my clients is to help create corrective emotional experiences so that healing can occur. Whether that’s on an individual basis, or with a couple and the relational cycle. I truly believe it is an honor to walk alongside my clients throughout the healing process!
I would like to start off by saying it takes courage to take the first step in your healing journey! I specialize in treating trauma, attachment-based issues, and couples. I take a whole-body approach that helps create and maintain lasting change. My ultimate goal for therapy with my clients is to help create corrective emotional experiences so that healing can occur. Whether that’s on an individual basis, or with a couple and the relational cycle. I truly believe it is an honor to walk alongside my clients throughout the healing process!
(901) 617-4260 View (901) 617-4260
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Molly Akin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38104
EFT is an attachment-based model focusing on rebuilding and strengthening the connection between partners so that they can feel safe and trust each other more.
Many experiences in life can motivate us to look for support―a difficult current or past relationship, overwhelming stress, unprocessed trauma, or maybe just a sense of being stuck. You aren't alone. My hope is that you find in me a nonjudgmental, caring presence to listen and help you process whatever pain or disconnection you might be experiencing. My aim is to guide you toward the wholeness you seek.
EFT is an attachment-based model focusing on rebuilding and strengthening the connection between partners so that they can feel safe and trust each other more.
Many experiences in life can motivate us to look for support―a difficult current or past relationship, overwhelming stress, unprocessed trauma, or maybe just a sense of being stuck. You aren't alone. My hope is that you find in me a nonjudgmental, caring presence to listen and help you process whatever pain or disconnection you might be experiencing. My aim is to guide you toward the wholeness you seek.
(901) 245-5627 View (901) 245-5627
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Charmai Davalos
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
I specialize in experiential, attachment-based, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
All relationships have conflict. What differentiates thriving relationships from the declining? Can you repair your bond at the heart level after distress? Is your relationship a place you go to find comfort when life starts to hurt? Does your relationship create the tension necessary for harmony between strength and vulnerability? Strength does not allow you to be used, nor does it bring harm to others. Vulnerability requires risk but it never bullies you to get there. It is movement toward integrity that honors your protections but also challenges you to lay them down to receive care and the gift of being known by another.
I specialize in experiential, attachment-based, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
All relationships have conflict. What differentiates thriving relationships from the declining? Can you repair your bond at the heart level after distress? Is your relationship a place you go to find comfort when life starts to hurt? Does your relationship create the tension necessary for harmony between strength and vulnerability? Strength does not allow you to be used, nor does it bring harm to others. Vulnerability requires risk but it never bullies you to get there. It is movement toward integrity that honors your protections but also challenges you to lay them down to receive care and the gift of being known by another.
(901) 459-5246 View (901) 459-5246
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Roslyn Postlewaite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
Have you been feeling like something is wrong but you cannot pinpoint why? Do you find that you hid behind your accomplishments and don’t feel like you know yourself fully? Do you feel emotionally burnt out and not sure how to begin to take care of yourself? Do you often feel stressed, lack balance, and don’t know who you can talk to about it? I think I can help you! I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, seen ​, and understood so that they can be confident in who they are, what they want ​to do, and ultimately who they want to be. Therapy can be your first step to FEELING better and SEEING ​ better.
Have you been feeling like something is wrong but you cannot pinpoint why? Do you find that you hid behind your accomplishments and don’t feel like you know yourself fully? Do you feel emotionally burnt out and not sure how to begin to take care of yourself? Do you often feel stressed, lack balance, and don’t know who you can talk to about it? I think I can help you! I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, seen ​, and understood so that they can be confident in who they are, what they want ​to do, and ultimately who they want to be. Therapy can be your first step to FEELING better and SEEING ​ better.
(901) 459-5649 View (901) 459-5649
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Alex Smith Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38112  (Online Only)
::You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. {excerpt from Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese):: When seeking help, the therapeutic relationship is where it all starts. My desire is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate foundation for each person I share space with. I want you to believe, as much as I do, in your own inherent resilience and capacity to self- heal.
::You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. {excerpt from Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese):: When seeking help, the therapeutic relationship is where it all starts. My desire is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate foundation for each person I share space with. I want you to believe, as much as I do, in your own inherent resilience and capacity to self- heal.
(901) 350-5241 View (901) 350-5241
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Jasmine A Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Sometimes life just gets messy. I enjoy supporting both minors and adults in finding self compassion and growth while experiencing the uncomfortable. In sessions together, we can learn to do this by navigating trauma responses, depression, anxiety, life transitions, suicidal thoughts, relationships, body-image challanges, disordered eating, behavioral issues, and stress. Through both doing my own work and spending time with clients, I wholeheartedly feel we can find so much healing by getting curious about our emotions and greeting whatever arises with kindness, respect, and a bit of humor
Sometimes life just gets messy. I enjoy supporting both minors and adults in finding self compassion and growth while experiencing the uncomfortable. In sessions together, we can learn to do this by navigating trauma responses, depression, anxiety, life transitions, suicidal thoughts, relationships, body-image challanges, disordered eating, behavioral issues, and stress. Through both doing my own work and spending time with clients, I wholeheartedly feel we can find so much healing by getting curious about our emotions and greeting whatever arises with kindness, respect, and a bit of humor
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Shara Danziger
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC (T), PLPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
I work with couples, families and adolescents. What they all have in common is a feeling of why is this happening to me? What do I do now? Is everyone doing better than I am? Is everyone managing so much easier than we are? Why is my marriage so difficult? Is parenting this hard for everyone? I know that life can be complicated, and it does not come with a manual. My goal is to work with clients to face and navigate their life so that they can gain perspective and grow. My love is working with clients so they can move through this world in such a way that they can be strong mentally and in healthy families and relationships.
I work with couples, families and adolescents. What they all have in common is a feeling of why is this happening to me? What do I do now? Is everyone doing better than I am? Is everyone managing so much easier than we are? Why is my marriage so difficult? Is parenting this hard for everyone? I know that life can be complicated, and it does not come with a manual. My goal is to work with clients to face and navigate their life so that they can gain perspective and grow. My love is working with clients so they can move through this world in such a way that they can be strong mentally and in healthy families and relationships.
(901) 582-6324 View (901) 582-6324
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Sandra Anne Hobson
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104
Do you work too much but don't feel like you do enough? Can't leave the office? Find it hard to relax in healthy ways? Do you have dreams? What did you want to do when you were a little kid? Have you met your goals for yourself? Do you have nightmares? Rigid behaviors you would like to change? I can help you to understand yourself better. In doing so you can learn to access your internal powers to make changes in your life. I can help you discover and affirm your unique self.
Do you work too much but don't feel like you do enough? Can't leave the office? Find it hard to relax in healthy ways? Do you have dreams? What did you want to do when you were a little kid? Have you met your goals for yourself? Do you have nightmares? Rigid behaviors you would like to change? I can help you to understand yourself better. In doing so you can learn to access your internal powers to make changes in your life. I can help you discover and affirm your unique self.
(901) 878-3207 View (901) 878-3207
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Brittney Greer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Welcome! My passion is in trauma-informed care. I have vast experience working with survivors of trauma (attachment, interpersonal, physical, emotional, and sexual) and eating disorders. I have over 8+ years experience specializing in treating complex trauma and eating disorders as a clinician and clinical director in the residential, PHP, IOP, and private practice settings. I also specialize in working with those suffering from the chronic illness type one diabetes. I also have experience working with mood disorders, relationship issues, and grief.
Welcome! My passion is in trauma-informed care. I have vast experience working with survivors of trauma (attachment, interpersonal, physical, emotional, and sexual) and eating disorders. I have over 8+ years experience specializing in treating complex trauma and eating disorders as a clinician and clinical director in the residential, PHP, IOP, and private practice settings. I also specialize in working with those suffering from the chronic illness type one diabetes. I also have experience working with mood disorders, relationship issues, and grief.
(901) 621-5742 View (901) 621-5742
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Alysha Stella
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Accepting New Clients - The brain is absolutely fascinating and I believe that the more one learns about the brain and the way it functions, the more optimal life can be. Understanding how you think and function is an important guide to helping clients. You are so much more than your struggles with addiction, relationships, coping skills, or medical diagnoses. I am here to listen and work collaboratively with you to make the steps to improve your life and well-being. I have experience with a variety of populations and make it a priority to operate in a culturally sensitive and aware approach.
Accepting New Clients - The brain is absolutely fascinating and I believe that the more one learns about the brain and the way it functions, the more optimal life can be. Understanding how you think and function is an important guide to helping clients. You are so much more than your struggles with addiction, relationships, coping skills, or medical diagnoses. I am here to listen and work collaboratively with you to make the steps to improve your life and well-being. I have experience with a variety of populations and make it a priority to operate in a culturally sensitive and aware approach.
(901) 617-7212 View (901) 617-7212
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Virginia Erholtz
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Do you find yourself struggling with life’s current and past stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy is a place to engage in growth and change by stripping away the layers to reveal your authentic self.
Do you find yourself struggling with life’s current and past stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy is a place to engage in growth and change by stripping away the layers to reveal your authentic self.
(901) 716-9352 View (901) 716-9352
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Palm Leaf Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, (TN)
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Is your trauma impacting your relationships and ability to trust others? Are you struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, grief, or depression? Do you feel trapped in negative cycles and unhealthy patterns? If unresolved emotional wounds are hindering your daily life, it may be time to seek help from a therapist. Together, we can work towards understanding, connection, and positive change to cultivate healthier habits, a stronger sense of self, more secure relationships, and a fresh perspective on life. I am here to support you on this challenging yet transformative journey towards a more fulfilling life. Read on to find out more.
Is your trauma impacting your relationships and ability to trust others? Are you struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, grief, or depression? Do you feel trapped in negative cycles and unhealthy patterns? If unresolved emotional wounds are hindering your daily life, it may be time to seek help from a therapist. Together, we can work towards understanding, connection, and positive change to cultivate healthier habits, a stronger sense of self, more secure relationships, and a fresh perspective on life. I am here to support you on this challenging yet transformative journey towards a more fulfilling life. Read on to find out more.
(901) 245-5794 View (901) 245-5794
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Nateela McGhee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Life presents us with many unexpected challenges that can leave us feeling hurt, lonely, anxious and stressed. Maybe you are struggling with insecurity, uncertainty or a lack of direction. In times of distress, it can be difficult to share with anyone, let alone someone you’ve never met. Building a relationship is the most important step in the counseling process and hinges on empathy, respect and safety within the therapy office. Healing happens when we feel fully accepted while being vulnerable and authentic. This can only be achieved through a strong therapeutic alliance. In this space, you will be welcomed, heard and supported.
Life presents us with many unexpected challenges that can leave us feeling hurt, lonely, anxious and stressed. Maybe you are struggling with insecurity, uncertainty or a lack of direction. In times of distress, it can be difficult to share with anyone, let alone someone you’ve never met. Building a relationship is the most important step in the counseling process and hinges on empathy, respect and safety within the therapy office. Healing happens when we feel fully accepted while being vulnerable and authentic. This can only be achieved through a strong therapeutic alliance. In this space, you will be welcomed, heard and supported.
(901) 441-9569 View (901) 441-9569
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Ellie Mental Health - Memphis
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
We are filling the gap between surviving and thriving. Your mental health care should be effective, easy, and fun. When life has you feeling down, our qualified & compassionate therapists are here to help you feel better.
We are filling the gap between surviving and thriving. Your mental health care should be effective, easy, and fun. When life has you feeling down, our qualified & compassionate therapists are here to help you feel better.
(901) 668-6722 View (901) 668-6722
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Amy L Bohannan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
I work with a variety of different presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles, and stress management. My clinical interests are in family of origin, attachment issues, and working with athletes. I work from a psychodynamic, person-centered approach and integrate different modalities based on individual need to meet you where you are at to help facilitate change and reach your goals. Through building a compassionate, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, my clients can feel safe and vulnerable to discuss their deepest struggles.
I work with a variety of different presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles, and stress management. My clinical interests are in family of origin, attachment issues, and working with athletes. I work from a psychodynamic, person-centered approach and integrate different modalities based on individual need to meet you where you are at to help facilitate change and reach your goals. Through building a compassionate, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, my clients can feel safe and vulnerable to discuss their deepest struggles.
(901) 459-5834 View (901) 459-5834
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Planted Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
We are a group of licensed and master’s level mental health care providers who specialize in helping people navigate life’s challenges. As a group, we work together to meet individual, relationship, and family needs. Clinical specializations vary among our clinicians. Check out our website at www.plantedtherapygroup.com to learn more about our clinicians and see if we're a good fit for your needs. Let us help you connect with one of our therapists who meets your needs and is available to see you, online or in-person. As you walk along your personal growth journey, we would be honored to be a part of it.
We are a group of licensed and master’s level mental health care providers who specialize in helping people navigate life’s challenges. As a group, we work together to meet individual, relationship, and family needs. Clinical specializations vary among our clinicians. Check out our website at www.plantedtherapygroup.com to learn more about our clinicians and see if we're a good fit for your needs. Let us help you connect with one of our therapists who meets your needs and is available to see you, online or in-person. As you walk along your personal growth journey, we would be honored to be a part of it.
(901) 654-5551 View (901) 654-5551
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Lawrence Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38112
Brene Brown wrote that "Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do". I aim to create a safe place and a trusting relationship that will help you bravely share your story. Once we find the courage to share our truths, the courage to heal and change can come shortly after. Nothing that we experience is wasted story.
Brene Brown wrote that "Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do". I aim to create a safe place and a trusting relationship that will help you bravely share your story. Once we find the courage to share our truths, the courage to heal and change can come shortly after. Nothing that we experience is wasted story.
(901) 567-2246 View (901) 567-2246
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Shakira S Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38104  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Connecting with a therapist is one of be biggest struggles when seeking counseling. I come with more than 15 years of experience working with families, couples/relationships, and individuals.
Connecting with a therapist is one of be biggest struggles when seeking counseling. I come with more than 15 years of experience working with families, couples/relationships, and individuals.
(901) 657-6252 View (901) 657-6252
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Kirsten Cannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, CEDS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
My mission as a counselor is to validate your experience, encourage healthy emotional expression, and embolden you to be more courageous and to take an active role in shaping your own life, all the while practicing self-compassion as you move toward understanding yourself. I want to create space for you to be your genuine, whole self in session, in hopes that it will translate to you being your genuine, whole self in every aspect of your life. I am an ideal fit for clients who are ready to dig deep and want to be heard and validated while also being challenged and held accountable.
My mission as a counselor is to validate your experience, encourage healthy emotional expression, and embolden you to be more courageous and to take an active role in shaping your own life, all the while practicing self-compassion as you move toward understanding yourself. I want to create space for you to be your genuine, whole self in session, in hopes that it will translate to you being your genuine, whole self in every aspect of your life. I am an ideal fit for clients who are ready to dig deep and want to be heard and validated while also being challenged and held accountable.
(901) 422-9038 View (901) 422-9038
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Kimberly B. Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38132
Waitlist for new clients
I believe a counselor’s role isn’t to tell you how to live your life, but to assist you with determining what you want your life to be and the steps to achieving that life and your goals. Therapy is a collaborative process and I want to be your partner on your journey.
I believe a counselor’s role isn’t to tell you how to live your life, but to assist you with determining what you want your life to be and the steps to achieving that life and your goals. Therapy is a collaborative process and I want to be your partner on your journey.
(901) 295-0889 View (901) 295-0889

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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.