Lydia Glibota, LMSW



Lydia Glibota, LMSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Michigan who provides treatment and support in a private practice setting.  Lydia has a special interest in collaborating with families who have been impacted by disrupted secure attachment as a result of, but not limited to loss, abandonment, mental illness, and intergenerational trauma.  Lydia’s work includes providing therapeutic guidance for either the whole family system, parents, parent/child dyads and in some cases individuals struggling to feel connected in the context of a healthy relationship(s). 


Lydia graduated in 2004 with a Degree in Masters of Social Work.  Lydia’s career has included working in the field of protective services as a family service worker, outpatient treatment in children’s mental health, crisis intervention worker providing emergency room assessments, single session and brief therapy services.  She was liaison for the community adolescent mental health beds and provided therapeutic intervention for adolescents discharging from the community mental health bed assessment program.  She worked as a specialized outpatient treatment provider for families impacted by intergenerational trauma with disrupted secure attachment. 


Lydia has trained many professionals in the Theraplay® model of attachment informed therapies.  Theraplay is a therapist guided modality that incorporates play in the form of nurture, structure, engagement and developmentally appropriate challenges into the treatment setting.  Theraplay  is modeled after the healthy interaction found in a securely attached parent/infant dyad.  As with all attachment informed modalities, Lydia strives to be sensitively attuned, intuitively and consciously present, responsive and regulating to set the foundation for feelings of “felt safety.”  Lydia has been a presenter at the International Theraplay Conference in Chicago, IL (2016) and the International Pathways to Resilience IV in South Africa (2017). 


Lydia is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), certified Theraplay® Practitioner and Trainer maintaining a membership with the Theraplay Institute in Chicago, IL.  Lydia incorporates other attachment informed modalities into the treatment process, such as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) strategies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness practices, while utilizing interpersonal relational theories to inform her practice.