Attachment trauma may be found in children or adults who who did not receive adequate affection and attention from their primary caregiver; were adopted or raised in foster care (and/or frequently moved); experienced a loss of a primary caregiver through divorce, abduction, prison or death; or experienced any type of parental loss or alienation (such as through parental substance use or mental health issues). Well- meaning friends and family may try to nag or give pep-talks, to no avail. Therapists may not be able to pinpoint a true diagnosis in order to provide treatment, or provide treatment that is not specific to the issues presented. Doctors may prescribe medications to mask the symptoms.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.