Building Healthy Connections

Welcome to the Center for Attachment & Trauma Services, Inc. (CATS), a non-profit outpatient therapy center located in Burke, VA and Gainesville, VA. We offer counseling and programs geared toward promoting healthy relationships from the prenatal period through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and all stages of adulthood. We serve couples, families (including foster and adoptive families), parents and children, and individuals. Please explore our site to discover more about what healthy attachment means, how trauma impacts attachment, and how we can help.

About Attachment About Trauma

Meet Our Team

Our compassionate and highly skilled clinical staff is here to help you and your family heal and strengthen healthy relationships through behavior modification, parenting guidance, emotional regulation, psychoeducation, and trauma resolution.

Our Therapists Our Specialized Services

Join Our Clinical Team

We are actively recruiting clinical staff members to support our growing practice. If you are an LCSW, LPC, LMFT or PsyD licensed in Virginia, please feel free to reach out to our Executive Director Teresa Lear, PhD, LMFT at for information about joining the CATS team.

We are also interested in adding two clinicians under supervision to our staff. If you are seeking clinical hours toward licensure (LCSW, LPC or LMFT), please reach out to Dr. Lear for more information about how you may be eligible to join our staff and gain hours toward your goal of becoming licensed in Virginia.