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Podcast 278: Attachment Theory: Break Down a Healthy Relationship with Couples Therapist Julie Menanno.

On this week’s episode WHOOP Global Head of Human Performance, Principal Scientist Kristen Holmes is joined by Julie Menanno, a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. Julie is the author of the book Secure Love, which helps couples create lasting relationships, and founded the Bozeman Therapy & Counseling clinic and The Secure Relationship Coaching.

Listen on:

Kristen and Julie discuss how Julie started working with couples, couples therapy vs individual therapy, finding optimism in couples therapy, characteristics of a healthy relationship, emotionally focused therapy, the four attachment styles, red flags in a relationship, and the organization of Julie’s book.

Episode Chapters

  • 2:15 - Starting to work with couples
  • 5:45 - Couples therapy vs individual therapy
  • 8:04 - Finding optimism in couples therapy
  • 11:11 - Characteristics of a healthy relationship
  • 14:15 - Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • 18:06 - The four attachment styles
  • 38:27 - Secure Love in practice
  • 43:47 - Red flags in a relationship
  • 48:42 - The organization of Julie’s book


Research Links

Julie Menanno’s WebsiteJulie Menanno’s Instagram

The Secure Love Podcast

Julie’s Articles on Disorganized Attachment Theory