where science meets connection
Our Council Bluffs location is now open!
500 Williow Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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.
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.
The virtual Integrative Parenting class is designed for parents of traumatized children.
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.
Our approach to marriage therapy is rooted in hope.
Addiction wears many faces from substances, work, relationships, food, electronics, gambling, and many others.