Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment-based therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding and healing the attachment patterns between individuals, usually between a caregiver and a child. It is based on the belief that early experiences and relationships shape our ability to form secure attachments throughout life. The primary goal of attachment-based therapy is to improve the individual’s capacity for secure attachments and emotional regulation.

Common Attachment issues

Benefits of Attachment-Based Therapy Approach.

Attachment-based therapy can help individuals develop healthier and more secure relationships by addressing underlying attachment issues and promoting a sense of safety and trust. By working through unresolved attachment issues, individuals can develop a stronger sense of self and enhance their ability to establish and maintain healthy relationships. Attachment-based therapy has been found effective in treating various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

theraputic techniques used for attachment Based Therapy.

4 Types of Attachment Styles

How Does Attachment Based Therapy Work?

Attachment-based therapy typically involves the therapist creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and memories related to attachment experiences. 

Our Approach

what are The Four Attachment Styles?

According to John Bowlby, who is the founder of attachment theory, there are four attachment styles that come from our primary relationships. These attachment styles shape our mental health and the way we interact with others.

During therapy, the initial step will involve figuring out your attachment style and the corresponding patterns of behavior. After that, your therapist will assist you in recognizing the appropriate language and techniques to transition towards a secure attachment style. If you want to learn more about each attachment style, just click on the attachment type for further information.

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common questions Asked About Attachment Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the importance of healthy attachment and relationships in shaping our emotional well-being. It aims to help individuals develop secure, trusting, and supportive connections with others.

What sets Attachment-Based Therapy apart from other types of therapy is its emphasis on understanding and addressing the impact of early attachment experiences on an individual’s current relationships and overall functioning. It recognizes that early attachment patterns can significantly influence our ability to form healthy bonds later in life.

Anyone who has experienced challenges in forming and maintaining healthy relationships can benefit from Attachment-Based Therapy. This includes individuals struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or difficulties in forming secure attachments.


Attachment-Based Therapy works by providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their attachment history and work through any unresolved issues. Therapists use various techniques to strengthen the client’s capacity for self-reflection, empathy, and emotional regulation, ultimately promoting healthier relationship dynamics.


Presently we are in network with AetnaBlue Cross Blues Shield (PPO), and Cigna Behavioral Health. Clients also use their HSA Card or pay out-of-pocket for their session. See full description about insurance by clicking on the question.



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Yes, Attachment-Based Therapy is evidence-based, meaning it has been extensively researched and proven effective in numerous studies. Research has shown its positive impact on improving attachment styles, enhancing emotional well-being, and fostering healthier relationships.

Some common techniques used in Attachment-Based Therapy include guided discussions, role-playing, exploration of attachment narratives, mindfulness exercises, and the development of new coping strategies. These techniques help individuals gain insight into their attachment patterns and develop more secure ways of relating to others.

Attachment-Based Therapy can be highly beneficial for addressing relationship issues. By exploring and understanding one’s attachment history, individuals can gain insight into how their early experiences may be affecting their current relationships. This therapy helps individuals develop healthier relationship patterns and improve communication and emotional intimacy.

The number of sessions recommended for Attachment-Based Therapy varies depending on the individual’s specific needs and goals. It is typically a longer-term therapy, as it involves exploring deep-rooted attachment patterns and working towards lasting change. Your therapist will work with you to determine the appropriate duration of treatment.


We are the attachment based therapist in Wheaton Illinois, but we also serve the entire State of Illinois via Telehealth services. So if you can’t make it to our office, you can join your session from the comfort of your own space. 

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