Parent’s Toolbox Talk

Is a small round table type talk, varying in topics. We hope to bring in speakers that address the wide ranging of questions and concerns that we as parents have every day!

The Toolbox Talk is free to attend for parents. 

Regular Cafe admission will be applied to children playing during the talk.

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August 25th, 10am

Bonding With Baby: An Introduction to Attachment


When her daughter was 3 months old, Ilyse was lucky to be taking Human Growth and Development in graduate school at St. Edwards University. She soon realized a missing piece of education for new parents was attachment. Ilyse will give you an introduction to the world of attachment and how to form a secure attachment bond with your baby, no matter the obstacles you may face in early parenthood. You will learn to recognize your adult attachment style and how this is often passed down to baby, obstacles that may prevent your adult attachment style from being secure, and how to best adapt to create a secure attachment style for your newborn.

Ilyse Kennedy, LMFT-Associate, LPC-Intern supervised by Brianne Blevins, LMFT-S, LPC-S and Sunny Lansdale, LPC-S is a therapist at Treaty Oaks Psychotherapy.

Through her work with Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, a program for girls and their incarcerated mothers, she found her niche working with children and their mothers to strengthen the parent-child bond. She also specializes in working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. After her own struggle in adjusting to motherhood, she knew she wanted to work with women adjusting to that strange new chapter of life. She enjoys helping women adjust to this stage of life whether working on adjustment, resolving past trauma, parent-child relations, or coping with a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder