Meet Eli -

Attachment Therapist, Author, Educator, and Speaker

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Eli Harwood energetically teaches attachment theory, relational healing, and personal growth to individuals, families, and organizations.

Since launching Attachment Nerd in 2022, Eli has grown a community of nearly 1M followers across social through engaging content infused with expertise, compassion, and creativity.

Eli, a licensed therapist with over 17 years of experience, has also authored the book "Securely Attached," a praised guided workbook published by Sasquatch/Penguin Random House.

Her commitment to making relational healing as fun and stress-free as possible, combined with her innovative approach, has solidified her reputation as an influential voice in her field. Her personal journey, professional expertise, and vibrant online presence continue to inspire and empower people to forge deeply satisfying and secure relationships.

Eli has three children, one husband, one cat, and an extraordinary number of plants.

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"An important, user-friendly guide to understanding and transforming attachment patterns." — Alan Sroufe, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
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Eli speaks on a wide range of subjects, including attachment theory, relational healing, and personal growth. Her speaking style is engaging, informative, and filled with relatable insights.
Teacher at The Denver Family Institute, a post-graduate certificate program for therapists, from 2017-2019 and 2021 and taught the course “Trauma Treatment from a Systemic Lens and Approach”.

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Eli Bio

Short Bio
Eli Harwood is a licensed therapist, author, and educator who has more than 17 years of experience helping people process relational traumas and develop secure attachment relationships with their children and partners. Eli has three children, one husband, one cat, and an extraordinary number of plants.

Longer Bio
Eli Harwood is a licensed therapist, author, and educator who has 17 years of clinical experience helping people heal from relational traumas and develop the skills they need to create secure attachment relationships with their children, partners and friends. .

Eli, aka the Attachment Nerd, is on a mission to educate and empower as many people as possible to learn a secure pattern of relating. As a part of that mission, Eli has authored the book “Securely Attached: Transform Your Attachment Patterns into Loving, Lasting Romantic Relationships”, and has created the Attachment Nerd Herd, an online membership full of pre-recorded courses, live virtual classes, community conversations, and a whole library of short videos with tips, insights and encouragement.

Eli also co-owns and co-directs the PASS Center in Denver and Attachment Labs LLC, an online coaching space for anyone wanting support in making changes in their life or relationships.

When Eli is not at the office with her beloved clients, or at home cooking and baking up a storm with her children, she can be found running her mouth on the internet. On Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, YouTube and Threads Eli educates her audience with short insights and playfully acted out examples.

Eli has three children, one husband, one cat, and an extraordinary number of plants. Most importantly perhaps, Eli once won a pair of globes as a contestant on the price is right.

Eli Has a BA in Arts from the University of Colorado (2004), a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (2008), and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado.

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One-Sentence Blurb:
Unlock fulfilling relationships by transforming insecure attachment patterns with 'Securely Attached' by Eli Harwood.

Short Paragraph Blurb:
'Securely Attached' by Eli Harwood is your guide to understanding and healing attachment patterns. Through insightful guided prompts, readers will identify their unique attachment styles, heal past emotional wounds, and learn actionable steps to create loving, secure relationships. It's a must-read for anyone seeking a more connected life.

Medium Paragraph Blurb:
Journey towards secure relationships with 'Securely Attached' by Eli Harwood. In this accessible workbook, readers will explore three parts: understanding childhood attachment experiences, translating those experiences into adult relationships, and applying actionable strategies for change. With exercises and quizzes, this book provides a clear path to understanding and nurturing your personal relationships, empowering you to love more securely."

Long Paragraph Blurb:
Eli Harwood's 'Securely Attached' is an engaging guide to healing attachment wounds and building secure bonds. Divided into three parts, this workbook helps readers understand their childhood attachment experiences, translate those insights into adult relationships, and take tactical steps towards transformation. With guided prompts, exercises, and tools, 'Securely Attached' provides personalized guidance for growth. Praised by experts in the field, this book offers a valuable opportunity for anyone seeking to enjoy emotionally connected relationships. Transform your connections and love securely with this thoughtful and practical guide.