Attachment Based Counseling

Attachment-Based Counseling

Humans have an inherent, biological desire for meaningful relationships. However, parents and children oftentimes develop ruptures in their connections with each other. If you’re looking to mend or recover from fractured family relationships, put your faith in the therapy provided by Pastoral Counseling Service in Milwaukee. Helping people change is no small task, but we strive to provide exceptional counseling services through guidance, growth, and healing. 

What is Attachment-Based Counseling?

Attachment-based counseling addresses the limiting effects of early negative attachment experiences in order to strengthen the capacity for secure relationships. Not only does this type of counseling aim to alleviate dysfunctional emotions, but to also build trusting and supportive relationships. This approach can be used in family, individual, couple, and group therapy for both children and adults. Additional members who may benefit from this service include:

  • Victims of trauma
  • Children of divorce
  • Children who have been mistreated
  • Adoptees
  • Adolescents in foster care

How Does Attachment-Based Counseling Work?

In order to make sense of adult relationships, it’s important to first consider early childhood connections. Adapted from the 1960s work of British psychologist John Bowlby, attachment-based counseling helps us better understand why and how we function in our own unique ways within each relationship. This is a fairly gentle approach that allows each client to remain in the driver’s seat during most of the sessions. Whether you’re battling confusion, painful memories, or difficult feelings, we can help guide your way to a greater understanding of yourself. It can be a long, yet rewarding process that has the potential to change your life and open yourself up to new possibilities.

What to Look for in an Attachment-Based Counselor

As we all know, choosing the right counselor along with the right therapeutic approach is crucial for the efficacy of treatment. A qualified attachment-based therapist can be a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or another licensed clinician with experience in the field. A counselor isn’t just an observer of your emotional journey but a fellow traveler who provides ample support. Any counselor who is conducting attachment-based counseling should remain present, not only to your emotions but also to their own. By talking through your thoughts and emotions, counseling services can help you obtain a healthy understanding of the traumatic experiences that you may have gone through. 

Counseling You Can Put Your Faith In

The truth is that attachment disorders can be too complex to handle on your own. If you or someone you know has dealt with attachment issues, you may need a therapist to help guide you through the process. With Pastoral Counseling Service in Milwaukee, you can trust in the patience, knowledge, and care that we provide for each individual. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment in which you can freely share your thoughts and feelings.  

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.