Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

We are aware that many of our clients and their families are experiencing increased stress, confusion, and anxiety in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our clinicians are available for HIPAA-compliant telehealth sessions during this period of crisis. All of the counties with which we contract have approved telehealth sessions for clients. Please email your therapist to set up a session. Visit Our Therapists page for each clinician's individual email address. Secure payments may be made online through Theranest. our telehealth platform, or on this website on the New Clients page. New clients interested in receiving therapy or those with questions about our practice, please contact Dr. Terri Lear at Please check our Facebook page for updates. We wish you and your familes the best of health and wellbeing.
--Teresa Lear, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director

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.

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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.

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