About

Evergreen Psychotherapy Center in Evergreen, Colo., an internationally recognized home to more than of 30 years of experience and innovation in the treatment of attachment and trauma problems. We have worked with thousands of children, adults, couples and families and also have collaborated with thousands of mental health service providers, educators and allied professionals worldwide to advance research and treatment within the field.

Our approach is one of health rather than pathology. We believe all people deep down want to heal and are capable of achieving wholeness. We take a path of gentleness to develop positive connections and promote cooperation.

Our program does not place children in foster homes during treatment because we do not want to risk further rejection and abandonment. At Evergreen Psychotherapy Center, families remain together and are coached in the skills needed to stay together.

Our focus is on every individual, couple or family and is not delivered in group therapy settings.

Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.F.E.

Terry M. Levy, Ph.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.F.E.

Co-director, Evergreen Psychotherapy Center and the Attachment Treatment and Training Institute

Dr. Terry Levy has been a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and consultant for more than 40 years. Dr. Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado and Florida, a board-certified forensic examiner and a diplomate and master therapist of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is a clinical member of the American, Colorado and Florida psychological associations; the American and Colorado associations of Marriage and Family Therapy; the American Family Therapy Academy and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Levy previously served as founder and director of the Family Life Center in Florida and the Miami Psychotherapy Institute, which offered family-systems treatment and training. He was co-founder and past president of the board of directors of the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh), an international organization dedicated to attachment and its critical importance to human development.

Dr. Levy has taught seminars for mental health, child welfare and school systems throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including the American Psychological Association, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, American Academy of Psychotherapists, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Child Welfare League of America and the National Foster Parents Association.

He is co-author of the best-selling book, Attachment,Trauma and Healing, Second Edition (2014, Jessica Kinsley Pub., London); editor of Handbook of Attachment Interventions (2000, Elsevier Press) and co-author of Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love (2006, Child Welfare League of America).

Upcoming Seminars

Dr. Terry Levy travels the world to deliver professional training and instruction for general audiences. Here’s where to find him next:
Jan. 31, 2018
Fort Collins, Colo.
Feb. 1
Denver, Colo.
Feb. 2
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Feb. 28
Tampa, Fla.
March 1
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
March 2
Miami, Fla.
March 27
Spokane, Wash.
March 28
Lynnwood, Wash.
March 29
Tacoma, Wash.
April 25
Bakersfield, Calif.
April 26
Ventura, Calif.
April 27
Santa Barbara, Calif.

 

Visit our calendar for more details.

What is attachment?

It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for:
  • low self-esteem
  • lack of self-control
  • antisocial attitudes and behaviors
  • aggression and violence
  • lack of empathy, compassion and remorse
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