Therapeutic Family Services

Traumatic circumstances often drain families of resources, such as time, money and energy and can interfere with the ability to carry out daily functioning. When parents are not available or are struggling with their own reactions to trauma, they may have trouble staying in tune with their children’s responses and thus have difficulty staying connected to their children. In turn, children may have trouble with peers, in school and coping with their emotions surrounding their trauma and the inter-generational cycle continues without intervention.

Building Families for Children provides therapy services to children and their families with a focus on healing past trauma and building healthy attachments. Therapists address emotional and behavioral difficulties due to trauma, loss, adoption, out-of-home placement and attachment issues. The work is done with children of all ages and their caregivers to help build their attachment and teach new ways to connect, empower and correct behavior.


Our approach is based on the principles of Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), which is an attachment-based, trauma informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI is based on the work of Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross.  We use this approach in working with children and parents in individual sessions as well as in family sessions.  All children and families receive an assessment and ongoing education.

Intended Outcomes

Our goal is to improve the lives of the families we work with by healing past trauma and building healthy attachments as seen by decreased emotional and behavioral difficulties caused by trauma and increased parents’ sense of connection with their children.


We accept Medical Assistance (MA) and private payment.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, call 410-872-1050.

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