At the Attachment Project, our aim is to raise awareness and advocate for the importance of people’s psychological well-being.
For this reason, we highlight and discuss a lot of information on mental health.
Still, we realize that sometimes the insight we provide isn’t enough to help our readers
solve the issues they are dealing with.
Even though we can’t offer personalized support at this stage, we don’t want you to feel alone in your journey to self-discovery, personal growth, and healing.
If you sense that you need personal attention and guidance from a mental health professional, keep reading.
Take your time to explore and really make use of this page and the resources provided in it.
Self-report questionnaires, as well as self-help reads, might be a useful way to get a better understanding of your mental well-being.
However, self-diagnosis and online quizzes are not as reliable and valid as a personalized evaluation by a licensed mental health practitioner.
Of course, this also applies to the free quizzes we offer on this website.
It is important to recognize that in taking our Attachment Style Quiz, you are not receiving a diagnosis. A diagnosis for any mental health condition or disorder should always come from a trained mental health professional and in an appropriate setting.
It is equally essential to understand that our content is provided for educational purposes only. It should not be considered as a replacement for therapy.
It can feel intimidating to seek professional help for our mental health. However, this does not have to be the case.
Our mental health should be considered in the same regard as our physical health – given due attention when necessary.
Therapy is a process that can help people coming from a standpoint of distress and conflict, and also those choosing to undergo it for personal development.
If you do feel distress, such as a pervasive feeling or emotion taking a toll on your day-to-day life, or in a specific area of life, this is a strong indication you should seek professional support.
Not all types of therapy are equally effective in treating a particular mental health concern or disorder.
Don’t worry: no one expects you to know everything about all the forms of mental health support out there.
All you need to start therapy is to reach out to professionals in your area (or even online) that you trust. They will likely direct you to the type of treatment or guidance that is most suitable for you at that moment.
However, it might be beneficial and interesting for you to know about the different approaches and methodologies offered by mental health practitioners.
Thus, the sections below are designed to give you an overview of the type of help you could search for, should you get a sense that it could be the right one for you.
Schema therapy is focused on working through early maladaptive schemas. Instead of trying to eradicate these, the therapeutic approach is based on reducing the intensity and frequency of your schema triggers. Check out our free Schema Quiz if you’d like to know more about your own schemas.
International Society for Schema Therapy –
A methodology based on the techniques of psychoanalysis and famously founded by neurologist Sigmund Freud. Psychodynamic therapy grew out of the traditional model, to introduce shorter treatment periods, while focusing on the unconscious and past experiences to treat psychopathologies.
European Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – http://eapsyp.eu
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy – http://iarpp.net/
Treatment based on one’s current thoughts, emotions, experiences and behaviors. It works from two main components – your thoughts (e.g. negative thinking) and your actions (e.g. unhealthy behavior).
International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – https://i-acbt.com
Acceptance and Commitment
This therapeutic method encourages you to accept your thoughts and feelings – instead of denying them or ignoring them. It generally makes use of acceptance, mindfulness, commitment, and behavior change techniques.
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science –
A type of somatic psychology – focuses on our physical experiences. This therapeutic approach includes a holistic perspective to the relationship between the mind and body. Bodynamics lends its methods from a variety of overlapping models of psychology.
The Attachment Project, in collaboration with Bodynamic, offers the following courses from this methodology:
Bodynamic International – https://www.bodynamic.com/therapy/
If you have no idea where to start looking for professional help, we have created a list of resources that could be useful to your search.
National health services – these will differ depending on the country you are located, but are generally useful. Again, depending on the country, you may find more affordable options that do not require private insurance. Below are a couple of examples of such resources.
NHS – UK National Health Service website section for mental health.
Australian Gov’t Department of Health – Australian national health website section on mental health.
CAMH – Canadian health services website section on mental health.
US Department of Health and Human Services – USA department of health website section on mental health.
NMHP – Indian national mental health services.
SUS – Brazilian national health website section on mental health.
IMH – Singapore national mental health services.
HSE – Irish national health service website section on mental health.
SNS – Mental health portal on the Portuguese national health website.