These lists are suggestions from other members or websites.We can not endorse any of them as definitively being in line with connection based parenting. Please do your own research when looking for a professional to work with. We suggest asking the professional what their experiences are with Trust Based Relational Intervention(R) or Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control. You could also ask which popular authors they identify with. Look for them to mention Dan Siegel, Bruce Perry, Bessel Vanderkolk, Karyn Purvis, Heather Forbes, or Dan Hughes. It is our experience through our research that you avoid someone who follows the teachings of Nancy Thomas because her methods are not in line with connection parenting.

For a list of TBRI trained professionals, click here.

For additional resources from the Attachment & Trauma Network, click here.

Wellspring Counseling
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The ATTACHMENT Coalition is a group of professionals, who have voluntarily come together to study and collaborate concerning children and their families experiencing an attachment disturbance, trauma and adoption issues. The COALITION also offers support and education to adoption agencies and parent organizations.

COALITION members share in the core belief that families are an integral part of any treatment and fundamental to all work performed. The goal of our work is to repair relationship problems within the family, often using Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

COALITION members have specialized training, which is ongoing, and years of experience in assessing and treating children with adoption and/or relationship problems. Our shared belief in attachment theory, trauma research, and treatment philosophies, gives us a tremendous base of knowledge from which to assess and develop comprehensive treatments.

Further, as an obligation to the children we serve, we have networked within our communities to find therapists and evaluators in other disciplines, who provide services beyond our treatment scope, while sharing our philosophy. These affiliations broaden the range of our overall service. As a result, local professionals in other disciplines, as well as experts around the country, are available to provide a child or family with additional comprehensive services.


When working with clients who are seeking help with attachment, trauma, and adoption, our therapists pull heavily from modalities that are based on relationship and co-regulation, including EMDR Family Integrative Model, Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), as well as the work of Dr. Daniel Siegel and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). Although each of our clinicians has a different expertise, we all bring together our passion for helping our clients uncover their inner strength and peace.


Pam Zicker is a trauma-informed therapist who practices with families, children, and individuals with an attachment-focused approach. She is trained by Dr. Karyn Purvis as a T.B.R. I. professional and has also attended the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 training under Dr. Daniel Hughes. She is currently in the process of being certified in Trauma-Focused Cogntive Behavioral Therapy and works with children from hard places, those with challenging behaviors, and their families. She is also an adoptive mother of two children adopted from hard places. She provides Kancare services to children in the state of Kansas and is licensed in Kansas and Colorado. Her parenting coaching services, which focus on psychoeducational support in implementing connected parenting, can be scheduled and accessed online.


The Samaritan House
87 W. Fourth St.
Mansfield, OH 44903-1672

(419) 526-4603

Faith and Hope is a division of the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association. They do all kinds of counseling, but many specialize in play therapy, EMDR, and adoption-related needs.


Fit to You applies the latest science in clinical nutrition, functional medicine, nutrigenomics, and exercise to provide comprehensive support programs to help those struggling with various health challenges improve their health, quality of life, and mood. We are committed to recognizing the bio-individuality of each client and tailoring all of our programs to meet their unique requirements.

Fit to You is a clinical nutrition practice and personal training studio providing nutrition counseling, nutrigenomic services, and one-on-one and small group personal training. We have helped those with health issues including autoimmune diseases, mast cell activation disorders, Lyme’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, diabetes, neurotransmitter issues, autism, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disorders and many other health conditions.


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