Attachment Center of Monterey Bay

For Children and Families

Attachment Center of Monterey Bay provides a variety of services, including:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Familiy counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Parent education & counseling

We have helped clients like you successfully address a wide variety of issues related to all different types of families and stages of family life, including:

  • Foster families
  • Families by adoption
  • Grandparents-as-parents
  • Step/blended families
  • Pre-natal (parenting preparation)

We can assist you with many of the challenges facing families today, such as:

  • Transistions
  • Behavioral and social problems
  • Sibling issues
  • Mood and anxiety issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • School difficulties
  • Parenting children with special needs
  • Attachment and bonding difficulties

Trainings and Groups

The Attachment Center of Monterey Bay offers a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth and enrichment through groups (psychoeducational, process, and support) as well as trainings, workshops, and consultation. Below are some of our recent, ongoing and upcoming events. We are also able to tailor services like these to fit the needs of your particular organization. CEUs are provided for many of our programs (PCE #5367).

All events are at our Capitola office unless otherwise specified.


Therapeutic music groups for parents and their adopted* children

Incorporating Orff-Schulwerk music and Theraplay® approaches to promote attachment experiences together.

FAQ about Tune-Ups!

This group is focused on the parent-child relationship. It is designed for families with adopted children or children in a stable foster or kinship relationship (future offerings may include groups for families with different relational needs – please let us know of your interest).

Tune-Ups is for parents (or other significant caregivers) and children to attend together, in pairs – one adult with one child (families who wish to have more than one child participate in the same group need to have additional adults as well). We do require that the same adult-child pair attends each session, as the activities build on each other and deepen as we go.

Our prototype group is designed for early-elementary age children, about 5 – 8 years old. Future offerings may include groups for both older and younger children, and even tweens and teens – please let us know of your interest!

  1. Who exactly is the group for? Children, or parents, or both? Only adopted children, or can others attend? What ages?

Capitola Office

820 Bay Ave. Suite 208D

Capitola, CA 95010

1625 The Alameda, Suite 708
95126 San Jose , CA
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