Attachment-Based Theory

Attachment Theory

Attachment-based therapies apply to those interventions and programs rooted in the work of John Bowlby, British Child Psychiatrist & Psychoanalyst. Bowlby was the first attachment theorist, describing attachment as a "lasting psychological connectedness between human beings". He believed that the earliest bonds formed by children with their caregivers have a tremendous impact that continues throughout life. According to Bowlby, attachment also serves to keep the infant close to the mother, thus improving the child's chances of survival.

Our clinical interests include a focus on relationship enhancement and attachment-buildingĀ strategies that are widely recognized as effective, such as Theraplay, Filial Therapy, and Circle of Security-Parenting Program. We provide a range of expressive therapies to children and families, including sand, play, and art therapy. We are trained and incorporate a number of evidence-based practices (Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF CBT) and others.