Attachment Theory and Treatment

What is attachment?

Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space. It is characterized by specific behaviors in children, such as seeking proximity with the attachment figure when upset or threatened. Dozens of leading experts over the years are weaving together its empowering reasearch to bring us a new perspective on all types of relationships. Christine combines these many years of attachment research to provide leading-edge psychotherapy for all situations, integrating talk therapy with body awareness and emotionally based therapy.

What is treatment like?

Attachment behavior in adults towards the child includes responding sensitively and appropriately to the child’s needs. Attachment theory provides an explanation of how the parent-child relationship emerges and influences subsequent development. Unlike traditional child therapy, Christine first works with the parents. This establishes the foundation for parent-therapist teamwork. Then the child is invited to therapy.

Many of us seek talk therapy to help us with life concerns without realizing that our early attachment patterns are playing a large role. Christine clarifies this and in addition to talk therapy, brings somatic experiencing and other forms of experiential approaches to engage the deep functioning of the brain in relationships. This in-depth approach repairs insecure attachment patterns. Christine has seen consistent success using this method, with clients of all ages and situations.