Attachment-based Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Anna S. Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCDC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75208  (Online Only)
Do you ever ask yourself, “How did I get here?” I am an Attachment-based therapist, which means I help you explore connections between your childhood and adult experiences and relationships– how your past may be influencing your present.
There has been a recent conflict of loss with someone you love or within yourself that is causing you pain, unwanted stress and despair, or other intense emotions. Maybe you’re struggling in your marriage or relationships, or maybe you’re struggling to meet your needs in this difficult season of life. The exciting and hopeful message is that we ALWAYS have the power and ability to change our thinking, perceptions, and reactions to life situations! Underneath the pain is an opportunity to make new decisions to choose differently for ourselves.
Do you ever ask yourself, “How did I get here?” I am an Attachment-based therapist, which means I help you explore connections between your childhood and adult experiences and relationships– how your past may be influencing your present.
There has been a recent conflict of loss with someone you love or within yourself that is causing you pain, unwanted stress and despair, or other intense emotions. Maybe you’re struggling in your marriage or relationships, or maybe you’re struggling to meet your needs in this difficult season of life. The exciting and hopeful message is that we ALWAYS have the power and ability to change our thinking, perceptions, and reactions to life situations! Underneath the pain is an opportunity to make new decisions to choose differently for ourselves.
(469) 804-5863 View (469) 804-5863
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Tara McKelvy Parker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
Welcome! I am currently accepting new patients for therapy and testing. Testing can be a wonderful starting point for treatment, as it can help clarify diagnoses and pinpoint treatment goals for the purpose of psychotherapy. If you’re not quite sure where to start with treatment, testing may be a good option.
Welcome! I am currently accepting new patients for therapy and testing. Testing can be a wonderful starting point for treatment, as it can help clarify diagnoses and pinpoint treatment goals for the purpose of psychotherapy. If you’re not quite sure where to start with treatment, testing may be a good option.
(469) 557-8204 View (469) 557-8204
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Cydney Schleiden
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75214  (Online Only)
I view my clients from an attachment-based lens and utilize different skills and techniques to help clients meet their goals.
As a therapist, I have many years of experience and am passionate about working with adolescents and families with various presenting issues, where I help restore hope and foster healthy relationships. I thoroughly enjoy supporting young adults as they navigate the challenges of life whether it be transitions, self-esteem, or relational issues. My areas of expertise include attachment therapy, working in juvenile justice or residential treatment, women's issues, and adolescent/young adult development.
I view my clients from an attachment-based lens and utilize different skills and techniques to help clients meet their goals.
As a therapist, I have many years of experience and am passionate about working with adolescents and families with various presenting issues, where I help restore hope and foster healthy relationships. I thoroughly enjoy supporting young adults as they navigate the challenges of life whether it be transitions, self-esteem, or relational issues. My areas of expertise include attachment therapy, working in juvenile justice or residential treatment, women's issues, and adolescent/young adult development.
(469) 609-6859 View (469) 609-6859
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Charisse Johns
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR, Trained
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
I am the owner and founder of Mind-Body Connection Therapy. My ideal client is someone who is open sitting in emotion and/or body sensations, is wanting to learn how to emotionally regulate, how to have healthier and more securely attached and authentic relationships with self and others, desires to have increased self trust, and wants to break patterns and beliefs about self that don't serve you anymore. I also love to guide clients through gaining freedom from trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, chronic stress, and inner child wounds.
I am the owner and founder of Mind-Body Connection Therapy. My ideal client is someone who is open sitting in emotion and/or body sensations, is wanting to learn how to emotionally regulate, how to have healthier and more securely attached and authentic relationships with self and others, desires to have increased self trust, and wants to break patterns and beliefs about self that don't serve you anymore. I also love to guide clients through gaining freedom from trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, chronic stress, and inner child wounds.
(469) 848-4419 View (469) 848-4419
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Regina DeBilio
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, CPTT-C, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Regina is passionate about working with couples experiencing betrayal trauma and addiction to restore or create a secure attachment. She has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an attachment based modality that tracks the negative interaction cycle and patterns that cause distress and result in insecure attachment and disconnection. She gently guides the couple to explore themselves and their partner, learn to emotionally regulate, and cope with negative feelings in more healthy ways. Additionally, she is EMDR trained and can provide researched-based techniques for clients experiencing trauma and symptoms of PTSD.
Regina is passionate about working with couples experiencing betrayal trauma and addiction to restore or create a secure attachment. She has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an attachment based modality that tracks the negative interaction cycle and patterns that cause distress and result in insecure attachment and disconnection. She gently guides the couple to explore themselves and their partner, learn to emotionally regulate, and cope with negative feelings in more healthy ways. Additionally, she is EMDR trained and can provide researched-based techniques for clients experiencing trauma and symptoms of PTSD.
(972) 787-1603 View (972) 787-1603
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Megan Kennedy-Kotalik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75208
My areas of specialization include complex trauma, the polyvagal approach to nervous system awareness and regulation, and attachment-based, mindfulness, and other trauma-informed therapies.
Our ability to grow and develop is almost limitless. While we may not easily recognize it, we all have strengths and abilities to aid in meeting our goals. Through helping uncover those strengths and abilities, while providing in depth psychoeducation in attachment theory, mind/body and nervous system function, and regulation techniques, I assist people in navigating challenges such as complex trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-harm, chronic stress, behavioral problems, relationship challenges, and life transitions.
My areas of specialization include complex trauma, the polyvagal approach to nervous system awareness and regulation, and attachment-based, mindfulness, and other trauma-informed therapies.
Our ability to grow and develop is almost limitless. While we may not easily recognize it, we all have strengths and abilities to aid in meeting our goals. Through helping uncover those strengths and abilities, while providing in depth psychoeducation in attachment theory, mind/body and nervous system function, and regulation techniques, I assist people in navigating challenges such as complex trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-harm, chronic stress, behavioral problems, relationship challenges, and life transitions.
(469) 203-4295 View (469) 203-4295
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Elinor Courson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75248
Whether you are at the dinner table with your family, sitting next to your partner on the couch, or in an office full of coworkers, feeling unnoticed and unheard is a painful experience. Our relationships should be a source of empowerment, safety, and comfort. Not a source of chronic anxiety, stress, and grief. Whether it is the relationship you have with yourself, your spouse, partner, child, parent, or co-parent you are looking to heal and improve, with some fine tuning, we can build upon the skills and strengths you already have to create more meaningful and positive interactions in your everyday life and relationships.
Whether you are at the dinner table with your family, sitting next to your partner on the couch, or in an office full of coworkers, feeling unnoticed and unheard is a painful experience. Our relationships should be a source of empowerment, safety, and comfort. Not a source of chronic anxiety, stress, and grief. Whether it is the relationship you have with yourself, your spouse, partner, child, parent, or co-parent you are looking to heal and improve, with some fine tuning, we can build upon the skills and strengths you already have to create more meaningful and positive interactions in your everyday life and relationships.
(972) 640-7637 x252 View (972) 640-7637 x252
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Donna Davis
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
I am trained in many therapeutic approaches including Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My name is Donna Davis and I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked with individuals, couples, families, children and groups for the last 30 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and challenges. Relationship issues......with spouse, parent, child, friend, boss, self or God, are often a motivation for seeking help. I have helped many clients with the difficulty of life transitions of all kinds, including grieving.
I am trained in many therapeutic approaches including Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My name is Donna Davis and I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked with individuals, couples, families, children and groups for the last 30 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and challenges. Relationship issues......with spouse, parent, child, friend, boss, self or God, are often a motivation for seeking help. I have helped many clients with the difficulty of life transitions of all kinds, including grieving.
(832) 979-8230 View (832) 979-8230
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Wanda Hudson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75201
I help people turn their scars into beauty marks with the use of EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Parts & Inner Child Work, Mindfulness practices & other Attachment-Based Modalities.
You know that saying “Never judge a book by its cover”? Well, I can honestly say that the cover of my book does not match the pages! The pages in my book of life have equipped me with the experience to connect with ALL people. In my book, I’ve encountered many conflicts. I’ve been the antagonist and the protagonist and I’m just in the rising action. Because my pages are not all filled with butterflies and sunshine, I’ve had to work to find ways to help equip myself with daily coping skills. I am happy to be in a position to share my experience with others through therapy and educational opportunities.
I help people turn their scars into beauty marks with the use of EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Parts & Inner Child Work, Mindfulness practices & other Attachment-Based Modalities.
You know that saying “Never judge a book by its cover”? Well, I can honestly say that the cover of my book does not match the pages! The pages in my book of life have equipped me with the experience to connect with ALL people. In my book, I’ve encountered many conflicts. I’ve been the antagonist and the protagonist and I’m just in the rising action. Because my pages are not all filled with butterflies and sunshine, I’ve had to work to find ways to help equip myself with daily coping skills. I am happy to be in a position to share my experience with others through therapy and educational opportunities.
(972) 433-7695 View (972) 433-7695
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Jennifer J Liotino
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75201  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I enjoy working with a variety of clients. With over 21 years of experience, my expertise to a more eclectic approach, including CBT, attachment based therapy, trauma focused therapy, and emotionally focused therapy. I enjoy working with trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, life transition, attachment, self-esteem, family issues, Adult Children of Alcoholics, grief/loss, and autism.
As a therapist, I enjoy working with a variety of clients. With over 21 years of experience, my expertise to a more eclectic approach, including CBT, attachment based therapy, trauma focused therapy, and emotionally focused therapy. I enjoy working with trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, life transition, attachment, self-esteem, family issues, Adult Children of Alcoholics, grief/loss, and autism.
(828) 888-0376 View (828) 888-0376
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Rio Sana Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
Accepting new clients! There's a reason they say "It takes a village to raise a child." Let's be honest, raising little humans is one of life's biggest challenges. I proudly serve children (3-17 yrs old) who may be struggling with big emotions & behaviors, developmental transitions, or child/adult mental health issues. Using a playful, client-centered & attachment-based approach, I can begin to understand & communicate with your child. I can actively support & guide them as s/he/they make sense of their feelings and behaviors.
Accepting new clients! There's a reason they say "It takes a village to raise a child." Let's be honest, raising little humans is one of life's biggest challenges. I proudly serve children (3-17 yrs old) who may be struggling with big emotions & behaviors, developmental transitions, or child/adult mental health issues. Using a playful, client-centered & attachment-based approach, I can begin to understand & communicate with your child. I can actively support & guide them as s/he/they make sense of their feelings and behaviors.
(956) 476-2905 View (956) 476-2905
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Ashley R Stevenson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75219
Is it hard to understand what is holding you back? Maybe you struggle to truly love yourself. As we move forward in life, traumas from the past or challenges of the present can prevent you from realizing your true and happiest self. It can negatively affect your parenting, the way you interact with others, how you feel about yourself or your ability to move forward in life. You have everything you need to overcome or learn to cope in an effective way that allows you to be the best you as a young adult, parent, partner, friend or family member. You might just need some support and skills to help navigate that process.
Is it hard to understand what is holding you back? Maybe you struggle to truly love yourself. As we move forward in life, traumas from the past or challenges of the present can prevent you from realizing your true and happiest self. It can negatively affect your parenting, the way you interact with others, how you feel about yourself or your ability to move forward in life. You have everything you need to overcome or learn to cope in an effective way that allows you to be the best you as a young adult, parent, partner, friend or family member. You might just need some support and skills to help navigate that process.
(469) 949-2090 View (469) 949-2090
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Michaela Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
I utilize psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and attachment-based theories.
"It is in relationship that we are broken and in relationship that we are healed." -HarvilIe Hendrix. I work with survivors of complex trauma and trauma-related disorders and strive to meet clients where they are with compassion and authenticity. I believe in the importance of addressing both the cognitive and emotional aspects of the self as well as the influences of trauma and stress on the body. I specialize in collaborating with those seeking relief from family of origin issues, past abuse, relationship difficulty, and experiences of low self-worth.
I utilize psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and attachment-based theories.
"It is in relationship that we are broken and in relationship that we are healed." -HarvilIe Hendrix. I work with survivors of complex trauma and trauma-related disorders and strive to meet clients where they are with compassion and authenticity. I believe in the importance of addressing both the cognitive and emotional aspects of the self as well as the influences of trauma and stress on the body. I specialize in collaborating with those seeking relief from family of origin issues, past abuse, relationship difficulty, and experiences of low self-worth.
(813) 590-5114 View (813) 590-5114
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Maureen Zdanis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75209
At any stage of development, we are bound to encounter obstacles to our ability to thrive. I help clients to become proactive agents in their own process. I have worked with all ages to reduce symptoms, promote growth, and instill lasting change. I support children, teens, adults, and families in healing from anxiety, trauma, grief, and depression and OCD. I have a speciality in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, especially GNC and transgender folks. I am licensed in AL, AZ, AR, CT, CO, DE, GA, FL, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.
At any stage of development, we are bound to encounter obstacles to our ability to thrive. I help clients to become proactive agents in their own process. I have worked with all ages to reduce symptoms, promote growth, and instill lasting change. I support children, teens, adults, and families in healing from anxiety, trauma, grief, and depression and OCD. I have a speciality in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, especially GNC and transgender folks. I am licensed in AL, AZ, AR, CT, CO, DE, GA, FL, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.
(267) 376-8313 View (267) 376-8313
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Liz Bandy
LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
I use an eclectic approach to therapy including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Attachment-Based, Solution Focused (SFT), and Trauma Informed Therapy.
My goals are to support clients in the challenges that they face and help them set attainable goals. I have worked in the mental health field for 12 years in a different number of roles. My specialty is working with individuals with dual-diagnosis, traumatic experience, and adoption. I have experience working with diverse populations from different cultural backgrounds and beliefs systems.
I use an eclectic approach to therapy including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Attachment-Based, Solution Focused (SFT), and Trauma Informed Therapy.
My goals are to support clients in the challenges that they face and help them set attainable goals. I have worked in the mental health field for 12 years in a different number of roles. My specialty is working with individuals with dual-diagnosis, traumatic experience, and adoption. I have experience working with diverse populations from different cultural backgrounds and beliefs systems.
(214) 892-2115 View (214) 892-2115
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Zach Read
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75219
Life isn't meant to be lived in flight or fight. Life isn't meant to be lived disconnected. Life isn't meant to be lived stuck. If you've been trying for so long to reconnect, to be free, to find yourself, consider allowing me to partner with you on that journey. It would be an honor to help you grow into the person you have always known you really are. You've been so surviving holding everything you're carrying around. It's ok to begin to put them down.
Life isn't meant to be lived in flight or fight. Life isn't meant to be lived disconnected. Life isn't meant to be lived stuck. If you've been trying for so long to reconnect, to be free, to find yourself, consider allowing me to partner with you on that journey. It would be an honor to help you grow into the person you have always known you really are. You've been so surviving holding everything you're carrying around. It's ok to begin to put them down.
(469) 698-3543 View (469) 698-3543
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Rob Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75228
Experiencing the pain & despair of depression, often feeling confused and misunderstood and anxious about life. Having difficulty coping with stress and feelings you don't understand and being unsure about who you can trust and afraid to seek counselling, and will it help anyway! I understand these feelings, the pain you are going through, and I want to help you obtain the joy that you deserve to feel.
Experiencing the pain & despair of depression, often feeling confused and misunderstood and anxious about life. Having difficulty coping with stress and feelings you don't understand and being unsure about who you can trust and afraid to seek counselling, and will it help anyway! I understand these feelings, the pain you are going through, and I want to help you obtain the joy that you deserve to feel.
(469) 281-7163 View (469) 281-7163
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Kayla Bryant
LPC Associate, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75214  (Online Only)
If you endured a traumatic relationship or event, whether recently or in childhood, I can help. I specialize in counseling individuals who have experienced trauma, especially relational abuse or loss. Trauma (or PTSD) can affect your confidence, your current relationships, your mood, or your ability to make changes in your life. You might experience panic attacks, feel persistent fear, feel stuck, or have physical pain. Anxiety is a common symptom of PTSD, but might stand alone. Living with severe anxiety can feel like you have lost control of your life. I can help you regain confidence and manage symptoms associated with PTSD.
If you endured a traumatic relationship or event, whether recently or in childhood, I can help. I specialize in counseling individuals who have experienced trauma, especially relational abuse or loss. Trauma (or PTSD) can affect your confidence, your current relationships, your mood, or your ability to make changes in your life. You might experience panic attacks, feel persistent fear, feel stuck, or have physical pain. Anxiety is a common symptom of PTSD, but might stand alone. Living with severe anxiety can feel like you have lost control of your life. I can help you regain confidence and manage symptoms associated with PTSD.
(972) 299-3422 View (972) 299-3422
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Diane Boehm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
My curiosity of the human mind and behavior led me to develop empathy, compassion, and a deep commitment for serving young children, teenagers and their families, guiding them through difficult experiences and problem-solving together as a team. While a former educator, I quickly realized that my heart was less focused on academic growth and more passionately focused on ensuring the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of my students. Working from an Adlerian framework, I find great joy in the ability to support a child within the realm of their environment to best understand their unique self.
My curiosity of the human mind and behavior led me to develop empathy, compassion, and a deep commitment for serving young children, teenagers and their families, guiding them through difficult experiences and problem-solving together as a team. While a former educator, I quickly realized that my heart was less focused on academic growth and more passionately focused on ensuring the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of my students. Working from an Adlerian framework, I find great joy in the ability to support a child within the realm of their environment to best understand their unique self.
(469) 281-7269 View (469) 281-7269
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Element Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75234  (Online Only)
Element Counseling is now accepting new clients in ARIZONA and TEXAS! All VIRTUAL appointments including groups! In addition, we are now offering Autism and ADHD testing in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. Element Counseling has a team of therapists to providing family, individual, and couples therapy using a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. We offer holistic and empirically based treatment focused on specific client needs. Our client focus is veterans and first responders, LGBTQ+ community members, perinatal mental health and women's issues, Autism, complex trauma, OCD, eating disorders, and behavioral problems.
Element Counseling is now accepting new clients in ARIZONA and TEXAS! All VIRTUAL appointments including groups! In addition, we are now offering Autism and ADHD testing in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. Element Counseling has a team of therapists to providing family, individual, and couples therapy using a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. We offer holistic and empirically based treatment focused on specific client needs. Our client focus is veterans and first responders, LGBTQ+ community members, perinatal mental health and women's issues, Autism, complex trauma, OCD, eating disorders, and behavioral problems.
(469) 663-9372 View (469) 663-9372
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.