The Cord

where science meets connection

Mission

Through a collaborative approach between therapists and individuals; we identify and navigate impactful life events grounded in compassion, curiosity, and collaboration. Our commitment is to create a secure space and an invitation to heal.

Vision

We strive to create a more connected community, empowering individuals and families with an opportunity to attain their optimal health.

Core Values

Compassion – Curiosity – Collaboration

Philosophy

Welcome to The Cord. We are so happy you are here. At The Cord: Where Science Meets Connection, our therapists provide families who have been affected by attachment-trauma a safe, warm, family-centered space to grow and work through issues related to developmental trauma.

The Cord’s founders, Cathy Schweitzer and Stefanie Armstrong, along with Debra Wesselmann founded the Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and created the Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol (IATP-C). This protocol, along with other modalities that focus on neurobiology, trauma, and attachment theory inform our treatment. Our areas of focus include adoption, attachment, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma.

We believe collaboration with parents is essential for whole family healing. Parents are a vital part of treatment for children and adolescents who are suffering. The Cord believes that parents’ therapeutic presence and participation in sessions provide the deep, emotional connection children and adolescents need for healing.

All of our therapists are Independent Contractors

EMDR and Family Therapy Integrative Model for Attachment Trauma in Children

The integrative family therapy and EMDR therapy model provides an effective and efficient method for treating children with severe behaviors and a history of attachment disruptions and/or other traumatic events.

Integrative Parenting

The virtual Integrative Parenting class is designed for parents of traumatized children.

NeurOptimal® Training

When you train with NeurOptimal® your brain is given information about the entire frequency range of activity encoded within the electrical activity of your brain.

Addiction/Substance Use

Addiction wears many faces from substances, work, relationships, food, electronics, gambling, and many others.

Radically Open DBT Group For Teens

We are excited to offer Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) for teens. RODBT is an evidence-based treatment for teenagers who cope with their emotions by utilizing significant self-control. Research shows that too much control can create impairments in functioning, especially when it comes to relationships.

Overcontrolled behaviors and thoughts can contribute to difficulty with flexibility which is necessary to maintain healthy relationships. RO-DBT instructs individuals to let go of rule-based behavior and aims to increase openness and receptivity with others, as well as increasing adaptation to changing environmental circumstances.

As individuals increase flexibility, they also learn to be mindfully aware of thoughts, behaviors, and signals sent to others that might be closed and rigid. They will identify the areas that they feel uncomfortable and are likely to avoid.

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We believe collaboration with parents is essential for whole family healing.

Parents are a vital part of treatment for children and adolescents who are suffering. The Cord believes that parents’ therapeutic presence and participation in sessions provides the deep, emotional connection children and adolescents need for healing.