American Society for Bonding Psychotherapy

The American Society for Bonding Psychotherapy (ASBP), the official organization of Bonding Psychotherapy, is a community of professionals and lay-persons interested in the research, promotion, and preservation of this unique method of psychotherapy. Membership in ASBP is open to all. It has been in existence for over 30 years, (formerly as the New Identity Process) and decided to change its name in 2001 to Bonding Psychotherapy, along with the International and European Societies, to more accurately describe the psychotherapeutic method.

You will find links to therapists who have been trained and certified to lead and facilitate Bonding Psychotherapy groups and workshops, as well as profiles about each therapist. You will also find a listing of events, workshops, ongoing groups, and meetings. If you want to become a member, please see the link to membership. We offer training for licensed therapists who would like to learn more about Bonding Psychotherapy.

Teaching fellows

Laurette Harvey, LCSW-C
President and secretary of the USA Chapter –
ISBP Board member
10613 Kenilworth Ave # 104
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel.: 301-530-2851 or 301-646-2099

Paul Komatinsky, LCSW-R
ISBP President
81 Seminary Avenue
Binghamton, New York 13905
Tel.: 607-729-8410

Donald R. Sibley Jr, LCSW
ISBP Vice President
PO Box 396
Windsor, New York 13865
Tel.: 607-621-7183

Franklin ‘Skip’ W. Ellis, LCSW-C
109 Northway Dr.Tel.: 703-304-0658

Ginny Hurney (Retired), LCSW-C
466 Fairway Isles Dr.
Venice, Florida 34285


Elizabeth Anderson (Retired), LCSW-C
7414 Spring Village Dr.
#201 Springfield Va 22150
Tel.: 703-941-8089

Linda Harter DeVeau, LCPC
18602 Meadowland Terrace
Olney, Maryland 20832
Tel.: 301-260-0583
Once a week Bonding Psychotherapy group

Michael Hurney (Retired), LCSW-C
466 Fairway Isles Dr.
Venice, Florida 34285

Michael Glen Keith, LCSW-C
6538 Orland Street
Falls Church, Virginia
Tel.: 703-536-1736

Peter S. Schroeder, LCSW-C
5 Earle Avenue
Easton, Maryland 21601
Tel.: 703-862-7861

Robert S. Seiler Jr, LCSW-C
4211 Tuckerman Street
University Park, Maryland 20782
Tel.: 301-706-2895

Kaitlin Waldrip, LCSW-C
Treasurer USA Chapter
5 Earle Avenue
Easton, Maryland 21601 (Eastern Shore and Annapolis area)
Tel.: 443-786-0073

Member in Training

Richelle Gervais
Tel.: 607-760-5469

John B Paul, PhD LPC
303 Kelly Street
Duluth MN 55811
Tel.: 218-343-6518

Lydia Caswelll LPC-IT
Bayfield WI
Tel.: 715-4929-1371

Ongoing Groups in the United States

Maryland: Easton
Adult Group Weekly

Presenter Kaitlin Waldrip, LCSW-C
Ongoing BP Group for Men and Women
Contact: Kaitlin Waldrip for more information
Tel.: 443-786-0073

New York: Johnson City
Adult Group Weekly

Presenter(s) Donald R Sibley Jr LCSW and Paul Komatinsky LCSW-R
Ongoing Group for Men and Women
Contact: Donald R Sibley Jr at 607-621-7183

Virginia: Sterling
Adult Groups (online)
3 Groups Weekly

Presenter(s) Skip Ellis, LCSW-C and
Laurette Harvey, LCSW-C
Ongoing BP Groups for Men and Women
Contact: Skip Ellis 703-304-0658