Brian Lengfelder
Brian Lengfelder

“Attachments, Affect, Anxiety, Addiction”

Attachment theory and affect regulation theory characterize addiction as an attachment disorder induced by a person’s attempt at self-soothing because of deficits in character structures and internal anxiety. This workshop is designed to educate, explore, and provide appropriate clinical education and interventions for attachment problems, affect dysregulation, and anxiety issues associated with addiction.


Brian Lengfelder, LCPC, CAADC, CCJP, SAP, MAC, ACRPS, CSAT, CMAT is currently a psychotherapist in Wheaton, Illinois. He has been in the substance use disorder/mental health field for over twenty-five years. He has experience as a director/manager/clinical supervisor and counselor in all levels of care in Substance Use Disorders and specializes in co-occurring disorders, sex addiction, and recovery management interventions. Mr. Lengfelder has been an adjunct instructor for colleges. He has presented on mental health, substance use disorders, and co-occurring topics for the Illinois Certification Board, Illinois Department of Corrections, NAADAC, colleges, community entities, and community services organizations. He is contracted by the Illinois Department of Human Services/Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to complete the Federal Block Grant peer audit reviews.