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Origin & Purpose

  • Founded in 1997 by Julie Kimball-Kubiak with purpose of professional consultation & collaboration of mental health professionals in Michigan with expertise & passion in trauma, attachment, and adoption.

  • Commitment to strengthening professional development of members within the group by engaging in trainings locally and nationally.

  • Developing of collaborative relationships with additional professional service providers locally and nationally that our clients may need. i.e. psychiatrists, occupational therapists, residential treatment facilities, etc.

  • Providing community trainings for families and professionals on issues of trauma, attachment and adoption.

Shared Training Philosophy

  • Extensively trained in attachment theory and research, on impact of developmental trauma for children, and the challenges of parenting children with trauma histories.

  • Share expertise on the seven core issues of adoption.

  • Share a passion for embracing and teaching a therapeutic parenting paradigm to adoptive parents.

  • Variety of expertise training and years of experience including but not limited to the  following approaches: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Theraplay, Infant Mental Health, and adoption sensitivity.


  • All therapists and psychologists are private practitioners that manage their own businesses.

  • All members manage their own scheduling, their own handling of payment & insurance, and their own policies on in person therapy vs. telehealth therapy.

  • All members are responsible for their own services provided. Coalition members serve only as consultants to each other.

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