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Individual Therapy for Attachment Trauma

Will you be there for me when I need you to be?

Trauma is often thought of with regard to specific types of incidents: war, car accidents, the sudden death of a loved one, etc. Though certain incidents come to mind, there are many types of experiences that can be considered to be traumatic.

As a child, were you not seen or heard? Did you have a parent deny your reality or dismiss your experience? Were you told either specifically or not directly that you shouldn’t have the feelings you are having? Did you parent(s) struggle to manage their own emotions? Did you have a parent that was overly focused on appearance? Might you have had a parent or parental figure who did not effectively teach you about boundaries?

All of these experiences could be considered as attachment or developmental trauma. In essence, traumatic experiences that likely occurred during childhood, where your emotional needs were likely not met. In another sense, a fundamental question asked in our earliest relationships with each other is “will you be there for me when I need you to be?”

How we can help

Imagine being able to use your voice to speak back to critical parental or familial figures. Setting boundaries that are effective with those in your life who haven’t respected them previously. Taking responsibility for our own feelings and actions and not getting pulled into caretaking or people-pleasing tendencies.

Though not all of us had effective models for emotional maturity or healthy adult relationships, healing and improved relationships are possible. Therapy can help you learn to work through the emotional wounds of childhood, learn to assert yourself more in your relationships with others, effectively express your thoughts, feelings, and needs, and live a more authentic, fulfilling life. Reach out when you’re ready to heal and grow from the difficulties of childhood and move more fully into your present life.

Therapy can help you work through these experiences, helping you examine the assumptions you may have developed as defense mechanisms to keep you safe.

Trauma and Attachment

Hi, I'm Dr. Amanda Mead,
licensed clinical psychologist

You have already taken the first step in seeking help - Congratulations! Let me help you the rest of the way.

I know personally how vulnerable it can feel. That’s why I bring optimism, hope, perseverance, and compassion to my clinical work and will walk alongside you in your journey to greater insight, self-awareness, and growth.

I am currently accepting new clients, so when you are ready, request a free 15-minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together!

How to get started

Step 1:

Request an Appointment

In order for us to get a greater sense of what you are looking for in treatment, what treatment might be best, and whether there might be a good therapeutic fit between your unique needs and the services our practice provides, we need you to complete an intake questionnaire. You can request an appointment here.

Step 2:

15 Minute Free Consultation

Sometimes it is useful for us to talk on the phone to discuss therapeutic fit, to better understand specific clinical needs, and to help with the intake process. Other times, this is not required and we can skip right to step three.

Step 3:

Intake Paperwork

In order to accept any new clients, a series of paperwork must be completed, including things like a: consent form, emergency contacts, a financial agreement, etc.

Step 4:

Clinical Intake

A comprehensive clinical intake session is where a thorough history and background is collected about the person being evaluated and the various factors that may contribute to their presenting problem/reason for the assessment. 

Things can get better.

Connection

“We repeat what we don’t repair”

Some things you may want to understand

We are not currently accepting insurance as it is our preference to invest our time and attention to clients, as opposed to negotiating with insurance companies. This provides far greater flexibility in care and allows clinicians to meet clients’ needs first rather than the rigid, impersonal, and often arbitrary expectations set by insurance companies.

Depending on your personal preferences and insurance plan, you may still be able to use your insurance provider to pursue full or partial reimbursement for our services as an “out-of-network provider”. ‍

If you have a PPO plan, you may be eligible to get 60-80% of each session reimbursed after you meet your deductible.

We are a self-pay practice and the rate for psychotherapy is $238 per session, billed to the client at the time of service. We accept most debit and credit cards, as well as flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) cards.

The benefits of modern technology allow for individual therapy to be administered over encrypted video conferencing, providing added convenience and security, all from the comfort of home. We are currently offering 100% telepsychology services.

We are currently accepting new clients for 100% online telehealth appointments from anywhere in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, and Wisconsin

If you are ready to request an appointment, please fill out our intake request form. We assess straightforward factors like your demographic preferences and logistics such as scheduling. We also evaluate mental health history, prior experience in therapy, goals for treatment, and more.

Life transitions

Are you ready to take the next step on the path of healing?

Reach out today to see if we would be a good fit so we can work together to get you on the road to feeling better.