|1340 W. Battlefield, #6
Springfield, MO 65807
|Attachment is on a continuum-from those most
securely attached to those most severely
Healing occurs best when the whole family
(mom, dad, children, grandparents, etc.) is
involved in treatment.
Healing is achieved through the use of a
variety of treatment modalities and
techniques, as best defined by the needs of
each individual family.
No one is too old to heal-this belief is
supported by research.
Obtaining an Attachment Check-up after a new
child has joined your home should be a required
medical visit-just like visiting the pediatrician.
Optimal results are not achieved through
traditional “talk” therapy alone. Research
supports the belief that play alone does not
The therapists at ACO have each developed a
way of successfully working with difficult
clients. Although we may use different
techniques and approaches, we all subscribe to
attachment theory as the organizing construct
which underlies our work. ACO therapists are
each unique, just like our clients, and we use
our differences to best meet each individual’s
Families dealing with Reactive Attachment
Disorder and other co-morbid disorders have a
right to the most appropriate, effective, up-to-
date treatment available provided by
therapists trained and experienced in the
|We Believe That . . .
|Where is ACO?
sized city-about 3 hours southeast of Kansas City,
Missouri, 4 hours southwest of St. Louis, Missouri, and 2.5
hours east of Tulsa, Oklahoma. People move here from all
over the country to experience the advantages of big-city
living in a small town atmosphere. We are home to Bass
Pro (you may have heard of it). Springfield has access to
lakes, shopping, and economy lodging within a short driving
distance. The city is close to Branson, a city full of activity
for the whole family.
Located 45 min south of Springfield, Branson, Missouri, is
a popular vacation spot for families. The choices for
lodging are numerous, both in Springfield and Branson.
You’ll find economy hotels and resorts alike. There is
access to many large lakes where fishing, boating,
swimming, camping, etc., is available. The “Branson Strip”
is home to all kinds of Las Vegas type shows appropriate
for the whole family, as well as go-cart racing, a host of
putt-putt golf locations, bumper boats, and restaurants.
Branson boasts being home to 3 amusement parks (Silver
Dollar City, Celebration City, and WhiteWater). It is also a
great place to shop for antiques, or new merchandise at
one of the 3 outlet malls. Branson has something for