Attachment

Attachment issues, or attachment disorders, are broad terms used to describe issues resulting from a failure to form normal attachments to primary caregivers in early childhood. Most children with attachment disorders have had severe problems or difficulties in their early relationships (they may have been neglected or physically or emotionally abused). One specific attachment disorder is Reactive attachment disorder (RAD), a condition typically found in children who have received grossly negligent care and do not form a healthy emotional attachment with their primary caregivers (usually their mothers) before age 5. A mental health professional who specializes in attachment issues can be a great help to both the child and the caregiver affected. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today!

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Adulthood doesn’t come with a manual. In many ways, we are all still the same children we were before, walking through life now in bigger “adult” bodies. We carry with us all the experiences, beliefs, and worldviews of childhood, which inevitably shape how we manage our lives and relationships today. Bringing awareness to the role our past plays in our present provides an opportunity to decide whether the beliefs and worldview we developed are still serving us. With awareness comes choice.

— Paul Taruskin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Lastly, while training in Somatic Experiencing®, I was introduced to the work of Dr. Diane Poole Heller.I have completed Modules I – IV of Dr. Heller’s Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe). DARe is an approach that focuses on helping individuals create more meaning, connection, and emotional intimacy in their relationships by processing early attachment wounds and identifying individual attachment styles.

— Victoria Muñoz, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
 

In my work with childhood issues; much of what I've seen throughout treatment leads me back to a rupture of attachment with a primary caregiver. I am passionate about learning more about infant/toddler mental health; serving those who would like to heal broken familial connections.

— Brittney George, Licensed Professional Counselor in , VA

In my work with childhood issues; much of what I've seen throughout treatment leads me back to a rupture of attachment with a primary caregiver. I am passionate about learning more about infant/toddler mental health; serving those who would like to heal broken familial connections.

— Brittney George, Licensed Professional Counselor in , VA
 

I have completed specialized coursework in attachment theory and have treated clients with attachment or relationship problems and distress.

— Chanel Brown, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

I am Certified in Attachment Focused EMDR. I empower clients to develop a secure attachment style so they can enjoy healthy relationships. I work with clients that have experienced family of origin or relational trauma that created anxious attachment or avoidant attachment styles that now keep them from having the healthy relationships they want. I utilize inner child experiential techniques, CBT and other modalities to assist clients in developing their securely attached functional adult.

— Cindy Hyde, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

From birth we begin to write the scripts by which all future relationships are based upon. Those scripts are often badly written and full of mistakes. Fast forward to adulthood and we can't seem to find satisfaction in a relationship, or we keep driving partners away. Fears of abandonment can destroy relationships, and codependency can leave us with nothing left for ourselves. I want to help you take a look back at how you got here so we can figure out how to get where we want to go.

— Andrew Brucker, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Aversion to touch and physical affection? Control issues? Anger problems? Difficulty showing genuine care and affection? Lack of inhibition? Struggling with a sense of self or conscience? This might be related to attachment. If you related to these descriptors or find yourself to be struggling within relationships, let's talk.

— Soileau Partners Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Kansas City, MO
 

The quality of your first attachments are important and lay foundation to all relationships that come afterward. I work with individuals that notice that they want stronger or more intimate friendships and relationships with those around them. You can work through your attachment wounds and gain more secure attachments with those around you.

— Maria Trimble, Licensed Professional Counselor in , WI

I completed a post-grad program at Denver Family Institute that resulted in a certificate in Marriage/Couples and Family Therapy. During my 3.5 years at Denver Family Institute, I received instruction on a variety of attachment theories. I have worked with many clients over my 6 years as a therapist, using attachment theories to help them understand themselves and others by thoughtfully examining behaviors and reflecting on both past and present, significant relationships.

— Ashley Gray, Social Worker in Arvada, CO
 

While training in Somatic Experiencing®, I was introduced to the work of Dr. Diane Poole Heller. I have completed Modules I – IV of Dr. Heller’s Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe). DARe is an approach that focuses on helping individuals create more meaning, connection, and emotional intimacy in their relationships by processing early attachment wounds and identifying individual attachment styles.

— Victoria Muñoz, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Attachment is the most important indicator of how we will show up in relationships later in life. How we attached, meaning how safe and connected we felt to our caregivers and other safe adults when we were younger is often how safe and connected we will feel in our adult relationships. We all experience attachment wounds and I use Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR to help heal from attachment wounds so you can create a better relationship with yourself and those you love and care about.

— Londa Kauffman Bissell, Therapist in JACKSONVILLE, FL
 

I have completed 2 years psychoanalytic psychotherapy training with at the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. It's primary focus is on relationships and how they affect who we are or believe we are in the world, with others and with ourselves. I am passionate about relational work and how "symptoms" crop up as a way to help us adjust to both old and new experiences.

— Patricia Holdahl, Psychotherapist in Edina, MN

From the moment of your creation, you are attached; however, so many are wounded by the byproduct of that attachment. We spend much of our time letting painful moments inform our futures, or our families futures, and this steals from our joy in the present moment. We believe healthy relationships are the only pathway to healing, and to take steps toward something different is a risk. We believe the therapeutic relationship can be the first healthy step toward new attachment experiences.

— The Wellness Counseling Center, LLC; Clayton Wellness Counseling Center, LLC; and Prairie Wellness Counseling Center, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Harrisonville, MO
 

How you Do One Thing is How you do EVERYTHING. How You relate with Your Therapist provides a glimpse into your relationships with EVERYONE, especially those close -family, friends, intimate partners. Together we become keenly aware of how you Connect AND where you tend to Disconnect -- for very good reasons - with people who you want to know on a Deeper level, but are afraid of being rejected or abandoned by them. This work will put you in the driver's seat in your relationship lane!

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

I work with clients who need to rebuild trust in relationships, inner child work, codependency and realizing they are capable of taking care of themselves without relying solely on others to bring a sense of purpose.

— Amanda Lovin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Conyers, GA
 

Attachment is the basis of everything in our lives. I have done extensive work with attachment in all areas including parent - child, child-parent, partner-partner etc. By healing attachment issues, many other mental health needs are relieved or lessened.

— Lindsey King, Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

We all need at least one secure attachment in order to feel safe. Attachment based therapy addresses the ways in which we attach to a significant person in our lives, often time in unhelpful ways. Creating a secure attachment helps us to navigate life in independently and interdependently, allowing us to experience joy without anxiety or fear.

— Megan Moeller, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in ,