The Individual and Family CHOICES Program

Making the world a better person, one family at a time.

                                         Attachment Focused Family Therapy


Attachment "is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life.  This connection profoundly influences every component of the human condition - mind, body emotions, relationships and values."

~From Attachment Trauma and Healing:  Understanding and treating Attachment Disorder in Children and their Families by Terry Levy & Michael Orlans

Dr. Lois Ehrmann is a Registered Attachment Clinician through the National ATTACh Organization (See link below).  She is also a Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist and Consultant. She supervises, teaches and consults all of the at CHOICES who provide safe and ethical attachment focused family therapy!

                                 Definitions and Dynamics
                                            Safe and Ethical Attachment Therapy

At CHOICES only safe, ethical and non-coercive therapies are used. We abide by the White Paper established by the National ATTACh organization and you can find out more information about ATTACh by going to

Dr. Ehrmann is an ATTACh Registered Clinician as well as a Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist and Consultant. You can download Dr. Ehrmann's Attachment and Trauma Treatment Training History by clicking on the following link:

Attachment and Trauma Training History

                           Dr. Lois Ehrmann's Attachment Therapy Protocol
    What Types of Experiences do I have with Attachment                                          and Families

Many parents or other agency representatives have asked me about the types of families or issues that I have dealt with over the years in regard to attachment.  Click on the following link and you will be able to review some general statistics on this.

 stats on work with adoptive and birth families re attachment

The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children and Families

By Arthur Becker-Weidman, Lois A. Ehrmann and Denise H. LeBow

available at


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The following videos include some of the most esteemed professionals in the Attachment Therapy Field