Adult Attachment

Living through harmful childhood experiences with our primary caregivers can have a long-lasting impact on our adult relationships. These experiences could vary greatly and do not necessarily have to be categorized as abuse or neglect. For instance, having one or both of your parents failing to respond to your emotional needs as a child may lead to a diminished sense of self-worth.

Using principles of Adult Attachment Theory and Models, we will assess your “attachment style” to help you heal from past injuries and ultimately develop stronger and more secure relationships. We will spend some time discussing the neurobiology of attachment and the brain’s innate ability to reorganize itself in response to internal and external changes. We will practice appropriate corrective emotional experiences to achieve a more secure attachment style and develop more flexibility with yourself and others.

Shannon Halford