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Michael Orlans, M.A., D.A.P.A., and Terry Levy, Ph.D., B.C.F.E., are Co-Directors of the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center, a Colorado-based facility focused on the treatment of child attachment and maltreatment disorders. With an approach that centers around healing rather than focusing on the condition as a pathological problem, the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center acts on the belief that a person wants to heal. Unlike many similar programs, the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center does not separate children from their families by relying on foster homes, believing that this leads to the risk of further abandonment and rejection. Instead, the program at the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center strives to identify possible issues within the family and works to remedy them. The Evergreen Psychotherapy Center Co-Directors Michael Orlans and Terry Levy have extensive experience in the field of psychotherapy. Each therapist is an American Psychotherapy Association-designated Master Therapist. The co-directors of the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center also received the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children’s (ATTACh) Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging the pair as co-founders of the association. At the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center, patients work directly with the two master therapists who ensure that each child and family gets the best care possible. As the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center recognizes, attachment disorders occur when a child fails to develop strong connections with his or her caregivers. The results of these disorders cover a wide range of symptoms, including behavioral and emotional issues, overwhelming negativity, lack of trusting relationships, and even certain physical conditions. The Evergreen Psychotherapy Center facilitates healing by instituting therapies that create secure attachment patterns between the child and the parents/family. At the Evergreen Psychotherapy Center, Orlans and Levy take a systemic approach to ameliorating the condition, covering the many layers of relationships that have influence over each child’s life. The Evergreen Psychotherapy Center Co-Directors Orlans and Levy also have published a book, Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love. Available for purchase, the book identifies the signs of childhood attachment disorders and outlines plans for corrective parenting.