NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)

NeuroAffective Relational Model, also known as NARM, is a therapeutic approach that follows a specific model (based on both traditional psychotherapy and somatic approaches) for trauma. NARM does this by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection can have an impact on our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. NARM is a non-regressive model of therapy that emphasizes helping clients establish connection to the parts of self that are organized, coherent and functional. It helps bring into awareness and organization the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one  of TherapyDen’s NARM specialists today. 

Meet the specialists

In 2020, I completed NARM Therapist training and began training at the NARM Master's Level. I am also the host of their podcast: Transforming Trauma.

— Sarah Buino, Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I am a certified NARM therapist, and am currently enrolled in the NARM Master Training class. I also assist in NARM trainings.

— Rikki Grace, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Columbus, OH