Attachment Therapy Arizona

Welcome to the Exciting World of Attachment

We have gathered some of the best resources and information from the field of attachment in order to educate parents and professional working with children, families and couples on the importance of developing secure attachments in our lives.  Even though much of the information on attachment is directed toward parents and children, many adults also have insecure attachment styles that affect their relationships with others.  Therapy that focuses on developing health attachments can dramatically improve the quality of life and of relationships of couples and families.  Shiloh Lundahl, LCSW and Dr. Julie Cajolet-Eckhardt provides attachment therapy to improve relationships within the family.

The following video clips featuring Bruce Perry, M.D, Dan Siegel, M.D, and B. Brian Post, Ph.D, explain how trauma can negatively effect brain development in children and how parents can become healing to their children by creating a loving environment and safe base for their children to heal and attach.



The still Face Experiment

Pay attention to the way this baby reacts when her mother does not respond to her.  Now imagine the distress a child feels when a mother is not emotionally available for an extended period of time due to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health impairments that disrupts a mothers ability to respond to her child.



The Strange Situation Developed by Mary Ainsworth



Four Types of Attachment


Ambivalent Attachment

Avoidant Attachment


Disorganized Attachment

Optimal Attachment



 Circle of Security




 Self Regulation in Children




Healing Stress and Trauma by Regalena Melrose




Attachment Therapist From Arizona Family Therapy Group

Child Psychologist in Mesa and Gilbert Julie Cajolet-EckhardtDr. Julie Cajolet-Eckhardt, Psy. D., LP

Dr. Julie Cajolet-Eckhardt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  She has been specializing in the treatment of children and families facing a wide range of difficulties in their homes for over 8 years using attachment, relationship and/or trauma focused interventions. Julie also incorporates Theraplay, Narrative and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy where traditional methods have not been successful.  Julie has a passion for facilitating personal growth, unity and transformation within the child and parent-child relationship. (Click to See Full Profile).


Shiloh Lundahl, LCSW

Shiloh Lundahl, is a bilingual therapist (Spanish) who specializes in doing attachment therapy with children and their families.  Shiloh provides in-home therapy and has found it to be a very effective – especially when working with children and families.  Shiloh has specialized training in working with children ages birth through six-years-old and their families.  (Click to See Full Profile).


Attachment Resource Books for Parents:


Healing Parents BookBeyond Consequences BookFrom Fear to Love Book by Bryan Post