What is attachment based therapy? 

As human beings, we are neurologically wired to be emotionally connected to each other. Recent research notes that when we have a secure connection to the people we love, we are healthier and feel more satisfied with ourselves and our lives. When we lose this connection we begin to feel isolated and alone.  Attachment based therapy uses the latest information about the neurobiology of attachment and emotional regulation to get our clients' relationships back on track. Using proven methods such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), we work with our clients to help create new, satisfying ways to connect with their partner. EFT has been shown to significantly improve relationships, with increased relational satisfaction in 85–90% of couples tested. Additionally, these effects have been found to be long lasting, continuing after therapy is completed.


How can attachment based therapy help me?

The benefits of attachment based psychotherapy are numerous. Working collaboratively with you, our staff provides support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, past traumas and stress management. NECCF's experiential approach helps clients practice, in session, new ways of thinking, feeling and acting. The benefits you can derive from attachment based couple therapy include:

  • Creating a more secure, loving connection with your partner

  • Developing skills for improving your most important relationships

  • Finding resolution to the concerns that led you to seek therapy

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures

  • Improving communication skills, including listening

  • Changing the negative cycles couples can find themselves in, and developing new, positive ones

  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your primary relationship

  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence


Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communication between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional safety measures may need to be taken.


Therapy has helped us realize new things about each other… that we share feelings that help us support each other and realize we’re not alone.
— Client W.S.