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Attachment and Trauma Therapy

Crenshaw Inc. provides specialized psychotherapy services for Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and other trauma-related disturbances. Shirley Crenshaw is available for individual therapy sessions and group workshop therapy alike, with a common focus on teaching parents to help their children (Shirley's Treatment Protocol). For additional information regarding attachment and trauma therapy, please visit the Services page or feel free to Contact Shirley.

Traumatized children [in their quest to survive] often demonstrate the following behaviors:

  1. Extreme urge to control others (bossiness)
  2. Too much OR too little affection
  3. Lack of cooperation (especially with mothers)
  4. Overly friendly with strangers
  5. Emotional isolation
  6. Lying
  7. Stealing
  8. Inappropriate attention seeking
  9. Feelings of high shame / lack of empathy for others
  10. Food hoarding

Children who have experienced early trauma [and the resulting attachment disturbances] are often diagnosed as:

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder (BP)
  • Conduct Disorder (CD)