Developmental Trauma and Attachment 

As children we form attachment with caregivers in the early years of our lives. These early attachment bonds often inform our coping strategies, communication styles, and interpersonal perspectives. Attachment analysis involves identifying our defenses and discovering their functions and consequences. It allows us to resolve underlying tensions and old wounds to make us more flexible and adaptable in life. 

The work of Karen Horney, D.W. Winicott and Fritz Perl's  have been instrumental to my understanding and work with attachment

 

 

 

 

 

Parts Based Therapies

Voice Dialogue and Internal Family Systems are therapies that separate and explore the unconscious as a series of parts. Exploring the semi-autonomous parts or "sub-personalities" allows patients to understand their development, personality, motivations, and wounds in a different way. 

For example, we all have an "inner critic" that tells us that our joke was stupid when we leave a party. Each part is necessary, but when we do not recognize and understand our parts, then our thinking becomes rigid and inflexible. Parts therapies help patients connect with young, exiled, fragmented, and wounded parts of the self in order to help them heal. For more info on the subpersonalities check out some of our resources for patients

 I offer in office therapy sessions as well as teletherapy sessions.

Practice Location:

2025 Shady Crest Drive

Suite 203

 Hoover, Alabama 35216

Phone:

 

(205) 999-9240

Email:

 

JoelBlackstock@GetTherapyBirmingham.com

Hours

 Tuesday - Thursday : 8am - 6pm

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