Attachment theory was originated in the 1930’s through the work of John Bowlby, a psychiatrist, known for treating emotionally disturbed children. It is a concept that includes the importance of attachment in regards to personal development and relationships. Bowby believed that a strong physical and emotional attachment to at least one primary caregiver is critical to personal development. Therapists using attachment theory can help clients identify their personal attachment style. Knowing your attachment style can help you gain a better understanding of how you relate to yourself and others.
Local Experts in Attachment Theory
Individual Therapy, Family Therapy
We are relational beings and much of our work is connected to our learned attachment to important people in our life. I explore your attachment style, your attachment wounds, and bringing you to a place where you can experience healthy and secure attachment in your relationships!
Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy
Attachment theory helps us see why deeply held beliefs are formed and how they impact our current relationships. Attachment are the behaviors, thought processes, and state of being that we see and experience on a daily basis. In my mind, attachment is the why behind all that we do.
I believe that although we all have individual work to do that we ultimately find final healing through and within our relationships (partner, family, peers). I believe our early bonds impact our social, emotional, and cognitive development. I assess attachment styles and the dynamics they create and am always keeping in mind how a client's early relationships may be impacting them currently.
Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
*6 years using Emotionally Focused Therapy, an attachment-based apprach. Relevant Trainings: -Emotionally Focused individual Therapy Workshop, July 2018 -Effectively Embracing Pursuers in EFT, Nov 2017 -Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training, Aug 2017 -Trauma Workshop: The application of EFT with Trauma Couples, July 2016 -Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship, May 2016
Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy
In working with all clients, I like to get an understanding of attachment style and history as I find that knowing this information is extremely helpful in understanding better how each client relates to others. With couples, the PACT model approach includes attachment investigation on many levels including each partner's attachment style which is the crucial data I collect to help couples repair.