Attachment-based Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Alyssa Walden Durdunji, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Alyssa Walden Durdunji
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
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.
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 View (615) 455-2540
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Erin Carney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Nashville, TN 37208
If you tell yourself: “I can’t keep living like this,” we'll be a good fit. I specialize in individuals, couples, and families who've been impacted by suicidal thoughts and related concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and identity-related stress (gender, sexual orientation, ethnic/racial). These people are cycle-breakers who want to change old family patterns; stonecatchers who try to protect others from mistreatment because they know how it feels; or those who are simply tired of feeling “just ok.” Ultimately I blend the nerdy science of psychology with humility and humor to support you in building a more meaningful life.
If you tell yourself: “I can’t keep living like this,” we'll be a good fit. I specialize in individuals, couples, and families who've been impacted by suicidal thoughts and related concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and identity-related stress (gender, sexual orientation, ethnic/racial). These people are cycle-breakers who want to change old family patterns; stonecatchers who try to protect others from mistreatment because they know how it feels; or those who are simply tired of feeling “just ok.” Ultimately I blend the nerdy science of psychology with humility and humor to support you in building a more meaningful life.
(629) 238-0863 View (629) 238-0863
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Jessie Gladden
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-t
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I work with my clients to challenge negative core beliefs, heal attachment-based wounds and guide the restoration of relationship to self and others.
After experiencing my own life-changing therapeutic journey, it is my greatest honor to hold space for others during theirs. I enjoy working with adults, teens, couples and families to facilitate healing from trauma, codependency, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, intimacy issues, maladaptive coping skills, partner betrayal, low self-worth and life transitions.
I work with my clients to challenge negative core beliefs, heal attachment-based wounds and guide the restoration of relationship to self and others.
After experiencing my own life-changing therapeutic journey, it is my greatest honor to hold space for others during theirs. I enjoy working with adults, teens, couples and families to facilitate healing from trauma, codependency, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, intimacy issues, maladaptive coping skills, partner betrayal, low self-worth and life transitions.
(615) 551-3659 View (615) 551-3659
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Alyssa Birmingham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
16 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
There is something beautiful about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. My passion lies in helping individuals and couples work to uncover what is keeping them stuck and develop a more fulfilling life. Through therapy, we will develop a relationship where you feel heard, understood, and respected while working to recognize and change the unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, and patterns in your life that are no longer serving you. Our sessions will feel like a conversation, where I will offer a fresh perspective and tangible ways to achieve your therapy goals.
There is something beautiful about becoming the most authentic version of yourself. My passion lies in helping individuals and couples work to uncover what is keeping them stuck and develop a more fulfilling life. Through therapy, we will develop a relationship where you feel heard, understood, and respected while working to recognize and change the unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, and patterns in your life that are no longer serving you. Our sessions will feel like a conversation, where I will offer a fresh perspective and tangible ways to achieve your therapy goals.
(615) 784-5752 View (615) 784-5752
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Megan Cecelia Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I offer in person and virtual talk therapy, specializing in attachment work, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting stress, and perinatal mental health. Your time with me is sacred, and I aim to create a space of nonjudgement and compassion. Together, we will explore what I call the "crunchy stuff"- that is, the interplay of your past and present. My pluralistic, psychodynamic approach allows you to delve deeper while also maintaining a focus on the here and now, working towards realistic goals that will help you build the life you deserve.
I offer in person and virtual talk therapy, specializing in attachment work, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting stress, and perinatal mental health. Your time with me is sacred, and I aim to create a space of nonjudgement and compassion. Together, we will explore what I call the "crunchy stuff"- that is, the interplay of your past and present. My pluralistic, psychodynamic approach allows you to delve deeper while also maintaining a focus on the here and now, working towards realistic goals that will help you build the life you deserve.
(615) 808-8101 View (615) 808-8101
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Grace (Bomar) Finn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
My approach integrates attachment-based interventions with the models of Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
My name is Grace, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving individuals, adolescents, and families. I value using honesty, humor, and empathy to promote healing. Whether it is with the intention of being a better friend, parent, partner, professional, or person, doing your own work is one of the bravest and most rewarding things you can do. My goal is to make doing the work as safe, goal-driven, and empowering as possible.
My approach integrates attachment-based interventions with the models of Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
My name is Grace, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving individuals, adolescents, and families. I value using honesty, humor, and empathy to promote healing. Whether it is with the intention of being a better friend, parent, partner, professional, or person, doing your own work is one of the bravest and most rewarding things you can do. My goal is to make doing the work as safe, goal-driven, and empowering as possible.
(615) 987-0542 View (615) 987-0542
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Frank Bunner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
Our life and relationship experiences can take us to places where we feel stuck, hopeless and overwhelmed. My therapy practice exists to provide a safe place for you to explore, listen, reconnect, and experience change. I have experience working with couples, individuals, and families who are dealing with disconnection in relationship, infidelity, unhealthy conflict, failures in communication, trauma, grief, divorce, depression, anxiety, and difficult life transitions. My aim is to provide you with a therapeutic space where you can experience yourself and others in a new, hopeful, transformative way.
Our life and relationship experiences can take us to places where we feel stuck, hopeless and overwhelmed. My therapy practice exists to provide a safe place for you to explore, listen, reconnect, and experience change. I have experience working with couples, individuals, and families who are dealing with disconnection in relationship, infidelity, unhealthy conflict, failures in communication, trauma, grief, divorce, depression, anxiety, and difficult life transitions. My aim is to provide you with a therapeutic space where you can experience yourself and others in a new, hopeful, transformative way.
(615) 265-6044 View (615) 265-6044
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Ruth Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I practice from an attachment-based psychodynamic perspective while also using interventions inspired by cognitive behavioral therapy and relational approaches.
As a therapist, I approach our work together with warmth and curiosity. I seek to nurture a holding space that feels safe to address whatever unique concerns you bring, starting with your present concerns and also facilitating interest in your deeper self. I believe each of us has the courage to successfully navigate the change that we seek, and I consider it a privilege to walk alongside you in that endeavor.  I enjoy working with adults dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, family of origin concerns, relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety among other concerns.
I practice from an attachment-based psychodynamic perspective while also using interventions inspired by cognitive behavioral therapy and relational approaches.
As a therapist, I approach our work together with warmth and curiosity. I seek to nurture a holding space that feels safe to address whatever unique concerns you bring, starting with your present concerns and also facilitating interest in your deeper self. I believe each of us has the courage to successfully navigate the change that we seek, and I consider it a privilege to walk alongside you in that endeavor.  I enjoy working with adults dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, family of origin concerns, relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety among other concerns.
(615) 975-2438 View (615) 975-2438
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Laura M. Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37206
I include elements of IFS or "parts work," EMDR, and attachment-based therapy in my work.
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you’re here. I recognize that finding a new therapist takes courage. My primarily goal is to create a calm, safe, non-judgmental space where every part of you feels welcomed. I empower individuals by being curious about their experiences, understanding their goals, and celebrating all the victories - big or small. As a trauma therapist, I know how easy it is to feel disconnected, fragmented, or isolated. Therapy is an incredible tool for restoring your sense of self and healing the parts of you that experience pain.
I include elements of IFS or "parts work," EMDR, and attachment-based therapy in my work.
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you’re here. I recognize that finding a new therapist takes courage. My primarily goal is to create a calm, safe, non-judgmental space where every part of you feels welcomed. I empower individuals by being curious about their experiences, understanding their goals, and celebrating all the victories - big or small. As a trauma therapist, I know how easy it is to feel disconnected, fragmented, or isolated. Therapy is an incredible tool for restoring your sense of self and healing the parts of you that experience pain.
(615) 379-9470 View (615) 379-9470
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Joash Koh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, TLMFT, MMFT, MAPC, EFT-C, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211  (Online Only)
My approach is grounded in emotion-focused, attachment-based modalities and integrates somatic experiencing, blending existential and spiritual philosophies.
I curate my sessions to help you navigate these difficulties, allowing you to live with a greater sense of safety, connection, and satisfaction. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationships and intimacy. With years of clinical experience, I help those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, feeling stuck, or relationship issues, including infidelity, complex trauma, and abuse. I have many years of clinical experience working with diverse individuals and couples. My clients love my authenticity and healing space to rejuvenate and grow in effective therapy that aligns with their goals and values.
My approach is grounded in emotion-focused, attachment-based modalities and integrates somatic experiencing, blending existential and spiritual philosophies.
I curate my sessions to help you navigate these difficulties, allowing you to live with a greater sense of safety, connection, and satisfaction. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationships and intimacy. With years of clinical experience, I help those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, feeling stuck, or relationship issues, including infidelity, complex trauma, and abuse. I have many years of clinical experience working with diverse individuals and couples. My clients love my authenticity and healing space to rejuvenate and grow in effective therapy that aligns with their goals and values.
(615) 845-6236 View (615) 845-6236
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William Feck
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Nashville, TN 37207
As a therapist who integrates attachment-based theory in my approach, I believe in the transformative power of secure connections in shaping our emotional well-being. Adverse experiences can often disrupt these secure connections, which in turn can create barriers to engaging in social support as we experience issues later in life.
As a therapist who integrates attachment-based theory in my approach, I believe in the transformative power of secure connections in shaping our emotional well-being. Adverse experiences can often disrupt these secure connections, which in turn can create barriers to engaging in social support as we experience issues later in life.
(615) 551-5629 View (615) 551-5629
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Emily Simpson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37210
I am trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, attachment-based interventions, and play therapy.
All of us can benefit from having someone walk with us through life's challenges. Reaching out takes courage. I'm passionate about building relationships with clients of all ages, rooted in developing trust and safety, to create the space and awareness to be who you were created to be. I believe we are designed to heal. Sometimes the strategies we developed to navigate the world initially helped us to survive, but they are no longer serving us, and are actually keeping us from living life fully. I journey alongside my clients as they reconnect with their true selves, rediscover hope, and step into a richer experience of life.
I am trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, attachment-based interventions, and play therapy.
All of us can benefit from having someone walk with us through life's challenges. Reaching out takes courage. I'm passionate about building relationships with clients of all ages, rooted in developing trust and safety, to create the space and awareness to be who you were created to be. I believe we are designed to heal. Sometimes the strategies we developed to navigate the world initially helped us to survive, but they are no longer serving us, and are actually keeping us from living life fully. I journey alongside my clients as they reconnect with their true selves, rediscover hope, and step into a richer experience of life.
(615) 857-3890 View (615) 857-3890
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Samantha Jervey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
In other words, I look at each client and their stuck points through an attachment-based, generational lens.
From personal experience, I know that finding the right therapist can take time and energy - two things that often feel far away when you're navigating overwhelming burnout, grief, and/or life changes. Or perhaps asking for help feels incredibly foreign and you're the one who's used to having it together... though that's a testament to your strength, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to shoulder that burden alone. It is my hope that the therapeutic relationship can serve as a place where your body, mind, and spirit can rest, reattune, and find renewed strength for the journey ahead.
In other words, I look at each client and their stuck points through an attachment-based, generational lens.
From personal experience, I know that finding the right therapist can take time and energy - two things that often feel far away when you're navigating overwhelming burnout, grief, and/or life changes. Or perhaps asking for help feels incredibly foreign and you're the one who's used to having it together... though that's a testament to your strength, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to shoulder that burden alone. It is my hope that the therapeutic relationship can serve as a place where your body, mind, and spirit can rest, reattune, and find renewed strength for the journey ahead.
(615) 703-5837 View (615) 703-5837
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Sarah Moats
Pre-Licensed Professional, DPT, MMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Sarah’s approach to therapy is founded in her belief that all people have the ability to heal, and she is honored to walk with her clients on their journey towards health. With acceptance, empathy and curiosity, Sarah supports her clients as they uncover, process and heal the emotional wounds at the root of their struggles. She views symptoms through an emotionally focused, attachment-based lens, and utilizes associated evidence-based treatment interventions.
Sarah’s approach to therapy is founded in her belief that all people have the ability to heal, and she is honored to walk with her clients on their journey towards health. With acceptance, empathy and curiosity, Sarah supports her clients as they uncover, process and heal the emotional wounds at the root of their struggles. She views symptoms through an emotionally focused, attachment-based lens, and utilizes associated evidence-based treatment interventions.
(615) 510-1991 View (615) 510-1991
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Rachel Hammons
Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
It’s taken me a long time to write this because I desperately wanted my bio to communicate my heart for counseling, people, and the work that I do, but I also feel that words fall short when you’re trying to communicate something so intimate. First of all, you are brave for taking a step toward deeper healing, and I am honored that you might consider me as a support alongside you in your journey. Whether this is your first time seeking counseling or your 10th time, I hope to encourage and help empower you in your fight to become who you want to be. Whatever next step you decide to take, I hope the best for you.
(615) 471-7560 View (615) 471-7560
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Dave Flowers
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I specialize in experiential, attachment-based therapy, and I am trained in EMDR.
After a brief stint as a touring musician and 20 years in the equipment finance industry, I finally found my perfect work-fit: helping families find healing from previous hurts, cope and move through current life difficulties, and prepare for a healthy future. I work with children and young adults who are dealing with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. As a parent, myself, I understand that when our children struggle, we struggle as well. So, I provide support to parents who are navigating difficult challenges with their children.
I specialize in experiential, attachment-based therapy, and I am trained in EMDR.
After a brief stint as a touring musician and 20 years in the equipment finance industry, I finally found my perfect work-fit: helping families find healing from previous hurts, cope and move through current life difficulties, and prepare for a healthy future. I work with children and young adults who are dealing with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. As a parent, myself, I understand that when our children struggle, we struggle as well. So, I provide support to parents who are navigating difficult challenges with their children.
(615) 805-6478 View (615) 805-6478
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Courtney Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37217
I embrace a humanistic, emotional, and attachment-based approach.
My passion involves helping couples and individuals navigate the complexities of life. Do you feel stuck in a stagnant relationship or frustrated with unresolved issues? Long for connection but feel isolated? I can help couples break negative patterns, enhance communication, and rebuild intimacy to establish emotional safety for growth and connection. Perhaps you are facing personal challenges? Do you feel trapped in worry, lost in what-ifs, feel invisible tension in your body, or are overwhelmed with simple tasks? Let's explore the roots of your struggles, work together to alleviate symptoms, and find a path toward healing.
I embrace a humanistic, emotional, and attachment-based approach.
My passion involves helping couples and individuals navigate the complexities of life. Do you feel stuck in a stagnant relationship or frustrated with unresolved issues? Long for connection but feel isolated? I can help couples break negative patterns, enhance communication, and rebuild intimacy to establish emotional safety for growth and connection. Perhaps you are facing personal challenges? Do you feel trapped in worry, lost in what-ifs, feel invisible tension in your body, or are overwhelmed with simple tasks? Let's explore the roots of your struggles, work together to alleviate symptoms, and find a path toward healing.
(629) 209-0840 View (629) 209-0840
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Carly Samudre
LPC, MHSP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211
My approach to counseling is attachment-based, trauma-informed, and positive psychology forward…meaning I offer warmth and compassion while also offering more directive and practical solutions to help you reach your goals.
Do you think you have ADHD or Neurodivergence? Does high stress or low self-esteem push you to be a perfectionist, or lead to sleep or insomnia issues? Infertility. Divorce. Codependency. Suicidal ideation. Spirituality or trauma & PTSD. Whatever the causes, EMDR or individual counseling with me could be the right next step for you. Your work, relationships, and self-confidence are worth it.
My approach to counseling is attachment-based, trauma-informed, and positive psychology forward…meaning I offer warmth and compassion while also offering more directive and practical solutions to help you reach your goals.
Do you think you have ADHD or Neurodivergence? Does high stress or low self-esteem push you to be a perfectionist, or lead to sleep or insomnia issues? Infertility. Divorce. Codependency. Suicidal ideation. Spirituality or trauma & PTSD. Whatever the causes, EMDR or individual counseling with me could be the right next step for you. Your work, relationships, and self-confidence are worth it.
(615) 616-7366 View (615) 616-7366
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Carla Ponciroli Babb
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, ACS, LPC, MHSP
Verified
21 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211
My approach includes Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment-based techniques for individuals and couples.
I want to help you find your center again. Anxious or depressive thoughts pop up and interrupt the life you are trying to lead. The story you thought was going to play out for your life, somehow just doesn't happen. I want to help you rewrite whatever parts of your narrative aren't working for you. You can find a way toward a better life, but you have to understand how your story impacts the way you show up in your own skin and the way you pursue relationship. If hope feels hard to find, I can help. The life you want can feel more in reach, as you find a better understanding of who you were meant to be.
My approach includes Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment-based techniques for individuals and couples.
I want to help you find your center again. Anxious or depressive thoughts pop up and interrupt the life you are trying to lead. The story you thought was going to play out for your life, somehow just doesn't happen. I want to help you rewrite whatever parts of your narrative aren't working for you. You can find a way toward a better life, but you have to understand how your story impacts the way you show up in your own skin and the way you pursue relationship. If hope feels hard to find, I can help. The life you want can feel more in reach, as you find a better understanding of who you were meant to be.
(615) 307-4108 View (615) 307-4108
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Taylor Borck Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37210
With specialized training in AS and individuals with ADHD, I utilize several modalities including an attachment-based approach in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT and EFIT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), CBT, Narrative, and Experiential therapies.
I work with neurodivergent teens and adults (Autism and ADHD) as well was a wide range of clients who have experienced trauma, issues in their family dynamic, communication, peer groups, self-esteem, and relationships. I am most passionate about working with individuals as they explore the deep parts of themselves and uncover new insights. Many of my clients work to improve relationships, gain tools and strategies for day to day struggles, and explore, process, and find healing from past traumas and old wounds.
With specialized training in AS and individuals with ADHD, I utilize several modalities including an attachment-based approach in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT and EFIT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), CBT, Narrative, and Experiential therapies.
I work with neurodivergent teens and adults (Autism and ADHD) as well was a wide range of clients who have experienced trauma, issues in their family dynamic, communication, peer groups, self-esteem, and relationships. I am most passionate about working with individuals as they explore the deep parts of themselves and uncover new insights. Many of my clients work to improve relationships, gain tools and strategies for day to day struggles, and explore, process, and find healing from past traumas and old wounds.
(629) 217-0765 View (629) 217-0765

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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.