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Kim Abraham, LMSW

Kim Abraham, with Marney Studaker-Cordner, LMSW, is the creator of

both are included in The Total Transformation® Online Package.

Kim and Marney are also the authors of the following books, available on Amazon (or via Kim directly at kimmsw97@yahoo.com):


Kim has worked with children and families for more than 25 years. Kim is a member of multiple organizations including the Michigan Association of Children’s Alliances, Trauma Response Teams in Schools and a Volunteer Mental Health Trauma Specialist for the Red Cross.

Kim works closely with inner city schools, runaway shelters and court systems. She is a frequent expert speaker for radio and television on topics such as bullying, parenting and a variety of family mental health topics. Kim specializes in providing treatment to individuals dealing with a loved one’s addiction. She is currently a counselor in private practice in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Kim has experience parenting an oppositional defiant teen into adulthood and has lived with substance abuse throughout her family.

You can learn more about Kim’s life experience in:

Parenting ODD Kids: Advice from Two Moms Who’ve Been There


Kim received her Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University, with a concentration in Family, Youth & Children.

She is a Certified Trauma Consultant and certified in grief and loss therapy.

A Word from Kim Abraham, LMSW

“I think we have to go back to the basics. Other than providing food, shelter and clothing, your responsibility as a parent is to educate your children and provide consequences and discipline when it’s appropriate. You can teach them your values and morals and let them know what your hopes and dreams are for them. Give them an opportunity to meet those expectations and those hopes. And then model it—and live your life that way so your child sees how it can be done. But beyond that, there isn’t anything more you can do—not really.”

Media Mentions

Kim was quoted on USNews.com in “10 Easy Frugal Lessons to Teach Your Kids” by Aaron Crowe.

Kim was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition in the story “How Parents Can Learn To Tame A Testy Teenager” by Patti Neighmond. (listen to it here.)

Kim was featured on the Of Impact Show podcast with Joyce Cade-Hitchye.

Kim and Marney were featured on the The Texas Conflict Coach radio program in a discussion on “Managing Conflict in Your Blended Family”.

Kim and Marney were quoted on ParentCircle.com in “How to Deal With an Argumentative Child” by Arun Sharma.

Kim and Marney were quoted on Ocala.com in “What to do with youth in summer?” by Marian Rizzo.

Articles by Kim Abraham, LMSW

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Understanding Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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Parents are often left wondering if their child’s argumentative, limit-testing, back-talking, rule-breaking behavior is “typical” teen or pre-teen defiance—or if it’s something else. What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? Clinically speaking, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is “a pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior or vindictiveness lasting at least six months.” But what does that mean, exactly? Limit-testing behavior crosses... Read more »

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Anger, Rage and Explosive Outbursts: How to Respond to Your Child or Teen’s Anger

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Everyone gets angry at times—children and adults alike. Anger is an emotion that can range from slightly irritated, to moderately angry, to full-blown rage. And it can happen quickly. A child's anger naturally makes us feel uncomfortable. As a result, we may try to appease our children, give in to their demands, or avoid certain situations... Read more »

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