Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)

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PACT therapy, or Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, is a form of relationship therapy that focuses on understanding and addressing the underlying attachment and neurobiological patterns in couples. We dig deep into your attachment styles and incorporate somatic and cutting edge neuroscience into couples work.

— Angela Tam, Counselor in , WA

I have extensive training in PACT (was trained in Level I + II) and am part of an ongoing case consultation group to further hone my skills and craft. PACT is very comprehensive and pays a lot of attention to attachment styles, emotional regulation, and brain science. Given that I've been trained in PACT, Gottman, and EFT, I methodically use the best parts of each modality based on what my couples are bringing and am struggling with.

— Christian Bumpous, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
 

Level I trained with Stan Tatkin at PACT Institute 2023

— Electra Byers, Psychotherapist in arvada, CO

I am Level 1 trained in PACT, and I help partners become experts on each other and nurture the development of a shared psychological system through deeper attunement. We clarify implicit aspects of the relationship by defining agreements and governing principles while building personalized communication skills and trust. The ultimate aim is to achieve secure functioning where the couple shares power and authority in a relationship built on common purpose and vision.

— Kathryn Sosnowski, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Menlo Park, CA
 

A PACT couple session may differ somewhat from what clinicians and couples experience in other forms of couple therapy. A PACT therapist’s focus on moment-to-moment shifts in a client’s face, body, and voice, and each partner’s active involvement in paying close attention to these as a couple. A PACT therapist creates experiences similar to those troubling a relationship and helps the couple work through them in real time during the session. PACT sessions often exceed the 50-minute hour

— Tom Bolls, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, PACT is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples. Your experience during a PACT session may differ somewhat from what you would experience in other forms of couple therapy. Contact me to learn more.

— Noelle Benach, Counselor in Baltimore, MD
 

PACT stands for Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy and it has been developed by Stan Tatkin, PsyD. Its goal is to integrate mind-body functioning and give couples the tools to create a safe, “secure-functioning” relationships. PACT has been developed thanks to exciting, cutting-edge research in three areas: Neuroscience, Attachment Theory & Human Arousal.

— Noelle Benach, Counselor in Baltimore, MD

PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) t quickly gets to the heart of what's happening with conflict and tension in your relationship. PACT works by cutting out a lot of the confusing talking and arguing about who's right and how to fix a given problem. PACT assumes you are the expert on your partner, and the therapist helps to decode what happens during moments of conflict, so you can better guess your partners concerns, needs and wants as well as what would help sooth best.

— Molz Wirtz-Wold, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR
 

PACT is the primary modality through which I conceptualize my work with couples. PACT blends contemporary neuroscience with attachment theory. With some understanding on how our caregivers taught was what romantic love looks like is emotional work but also incredibly empowering. Healing core attachment wounds enables you to participate in a healing relationship from the most core parts of the self. Also, the brain hacks provided by PACT are invaluable.

— Courageous Couples Counseling, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
 

PACT Couple Therapy is founded on the latest findings in developmental neuroscience, attachment theory, and arousal regulation. Through this therapeutic approach, I focus on helping couples build secure attachment and greater connection, which can lead to long-lasting changes in your relationship and overall well-being.

— Annie Vail, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I am a PACT level I certified therapist. Using PACT, I work with clients experientially to build secure relationships with their partner/s.

— Katie Ament, Mental Health Counselor

I have been a student of the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) principles since 2018. I have taken over 50 hours of advanced continuing education coursework on PACT and in attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation.

— Lauren Wynn, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CO
 

I am a Level 1 trained PACT clinician (soon to be Level 2 in Fall 2023!) I work with couples in three major tenets of the PACT model: attachment/Family of Origin, regulation, and neuroscience.

— Diana Harden, Counselor in Baltimore, MD

I am PACT Level 2 certified and incorporate other modalities to support my work with couples. PACT is based on creating a well-working two-person system based on fairness and attachment and learning better ways to communicate and attune to one another.

— Gillian Pierce, Psychotherapist in Longmont, CO
 

PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) is a type of couples therapy that quickly gets to the heart of what's happening with conflict and tension in your relationship. PACT works by cutting out a lot of the confusing talking and arguing about who's right and how to fix a given problem. During sessions you will be facing each other and work on your attunement as a couple as the therapist works from the outside of the "couple bubble".

— Sarah Underbrink, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plano, TX

My approach to couples work is primarily influenced by Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), which draws upon the body, neuroscience, attachment theory, family systems, mindfulness, psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, and social justice.

— Kelifern Pomeranz, Clinical Psychologist in Menlo Park, CA
 

Entrenamiento en PACT- un método para trabajar con parejas con complicaciones

— ANA MARCELA RODRIGUEZ, Marriage & Family Therapist in Frisco, TX