Tracey L. Stulberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Tracey Stulberg

"My style is both interactive and direct, which is what clients say they like about working with me. Collaboratively, with you as a partner, we define your goals; re-evaluate how you respond to difficult situations and approach them in ways that create positive changes. These changes help to resolve your conflicts quickly and permanently so you can get on with your life. In fact, clients tell me that they begin to see the benefits of our work together within the first few sessions!"

Outstanding Credentials Make the Difference

There was no question when it came to my education, training or career choice. I wanted to impact people in pain on a personal level by becoming their partner, and helping them to find the most effective way to resolve conflict.

Ph.D.: Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University
M.A.: Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University
B.A.: Psychology, Michigan State University

Approved Supervisor: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Clinical Fellow: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:

  • State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation

Board Member:

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (Ethics Committee)
  • Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Secretary)

Member:

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Family Therapy Association
  • Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Association for Family Therapy
  • Michigan Interprofessional Association
  • Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

Director: Oakland Family Therapy Restorative Justice Project, 501 (c)(3)

Director/Marriage and Family Therapist: Birmingham Family Therapy Clinic, Inc.

Awards:

  • Outstanding Young Women of America by Montgomery, Alabama

An Ongoing Quest for Knowledge

"My position in the field allows me to mentor to, and be mentored by, my colleagues. We can all learn from one another and apply what we've learned to our own lives and careers. If one does not seek knowledge, one does not learn and, consequently, does not grow."

AAMFT Approved Supervision

  • Provides clinical training and supervision in brief, collaborative therapy to Masters and Ph.D. candidates.

Principal Researcher

  • “Assessment of a collaborative treatment approach for families experiencing sexual abuse and physical violence.”

Forensic Experience

  • Expert witness testimony for parenting time issues in divorce/custody matters.
  • Expert witness testimony in sexual abuse, physical violence and neglect cases.

Publications

  • Stulberg, T. (2011). The restorative justice program evaluation. Final report for National Institute of Justice, grant number 2009-D1-BX-0094, available at http://ww.ncjrs.gov.
  • Stulberg, T. (Fall 2008) Renewing Love: Tips for Making and Great Relationships. Renu and Renumag.com 1(1), 43.
  • Stulberg, T. (December 2005) Tis the Season to be Disappointed Women’s Life Style, 18.
  • Stulberg, T. (November 2005) Stress-Busting: Holiday Tips for Couples. Women’s Life Style, 18.
  • Stulberg, T. (September 2005) The Best Career Choice You’ll Ever Make Isn’t About Your Job. Women’s Life Style, 16.
  • Stulberg, T.(August 2005) Whether Friend or Foe, Share with Your Sister Women’s Health Style. 9(3), 4.
  • Stulberg, T. (Summer 1995) Therapy and Social Control: Operating out of Different Theoretical Frames. The Michigan Mentor: Newsletter of the Michigan Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Stulberg, T. (1990) Family Therapy: A Healthy Alternative for the 90’s Marketplace: Journal for Contemporary Living12-14.
  • Stulberg, T. (Summer 1989) A Systemic Look at Groups for Abused Women Review of Talking it out: A Guide for Groups for Abused Women. Family Psychology, 5 (3),19.
  • Bobele, M., Chenail, R., Douthit, P., Green, S., & Stulberg, T.(1989) An Interacting Team Model of Therapy Zeitschrift Zur Systemischen Therapie, 7(3), 146-153.
  • Stulberg, T. L. (Spring 1989) Spouse Abuse: An Ecosystemic Approach Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 11 (1), 216-231.
  • Stulberg, T. L. (Spring 1988) Analysis of Therapeutic, Legal and Ethical Decision-Making in Spouse Abuse Cases. Dissertation Abstracts International 50 (5B) (University Microfilms No. 8908521.)
  • Stulberg, T. L. (1987) Welcome to the Kid’s Corner. Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech Press.
  • Stulberg, T. L., (1984) Perceptions of Jewish College Students Concerning Cults And Religious Groups. Masters Abstracts International 2 (University Microfilms No. MA 1325504).

Grants and Contracts

  • Contract Administrator
    • Birmingham Family Therapy Clinic, Inc., Counseling Contract
    • Department of Human Services/DHS
    • Providing counseling/administrative services to DHS sexual and physical abuse clients.
  • Principal Investigator/Grant Administrator
    • Birmingham Family Therapy Clinic Restorative Justice Project
    • United States Department of Justice, Grant no. 2009-D1-Bx-0094
    • Assessment of collaborative therapy approach to treat sexual abuse.
  • Contract Administrator
    • Birmingham Family Therapy Clinic, Inc. Counseling Contract
    • Michigan Department of Corrections/MDOC
      • Oakland County Circuit Court Probation Mental Health Contract (1995-1998)
      • Pontiac Parole Mental Health Contract (1995-1998)
      • Pontiac Parole Sex Offender Contract (1993-1998)

Presentations

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Michigan
  • Children’s Center
  • Committee for the prevention of Child Abuse
  • Michigan Adoption Festival
  • Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference
  • Michigan Association of Children’s Alliances
  • Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • Michigan Home-Based Services Association
  • National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference

Professional Membership

  • Advisory Board Member
    Dads and Moms of Michigan
    • 2010 to present
  • Ethics Committee Member
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 2007-2010
  • Vice Chair Board Disciplinary Subcommittee
    State of Michigan Licensing Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 2000-2005
  • Member
    Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage-Divorce and the Family
    • 2001-present
  • Secretary
    Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 1995-2003
  • Approved Supervisor
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 1993-present
  • Clinical Fellow
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 1988-present

A Recognized Expert in My Field

"Contributing to the media is one of the ways I represent the needs of my clients and the community who otherwise might not have a voice."

Media Appearances:

  • Metro Parent Magazine with Christina Clark
    • “Ideas for family therapy sessions: Making the most of family therapy.”
  • Ambassador Magazine with Nadir Omowale
    • “Sacred vows: Panelists weigh in on the sanctity, significance and survival of marriage in modern society.”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Glenda Lewis
    • “Are you in a dangerous relationship?”
    • “Are you prone to bad relationships.”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Carolyn Clifford
    • “Marriage and family therapist talks to Action News about retired Warren officer case.”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Alicia Smith
    • “Facing family issues during the holidays.”
    • “Prepping kids for social media.”
    • “Helping kids balance school and sports.”
    • “Seven warning signs that your partner is unhappy.”
    • “Oral Sex as the New Good Night Kiss.”
    • “Why battered women return to their abusers: Rihanna and Chris Brown”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Tom Wait
    • “What happened to the missing children? A murder investigation.”
  • Metro Parent Magazine with Jacquelyn Goetz
    • "When parents pick favorites."
  • CMNtv with Kim Carey
    • "Dad's and Mom's of Michigan."
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Christy MacDonald
    • “Cheaters score on website that sells infidelity and promises discreet affairs.”
    • “Tiger Woods and marital infidelity: What is the message to our youth.”
    • “Oral Sex as the New Good Night Kiss.”
    • “Sexting: How to understand what our children are really saying to one another.”
    • “Internet dating: How to do It right.”
    • “The Mayor’s Infidelity scandal: Can marriages with cheating be saved.”
    • “The Mayor’s text messaging scandal: How to minimize the pain.”
  • Detroit News Front Page with Jennifer Chambers
    • “Ominbus Bill: The Birmingham Family Therapy Clinic Restorative Justice Project.”
  • The Detroit News Metro Life Section with Marney Rich Keenen
    • “Kilpatricks Face a Long Road Back to Trust.”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Heather Catillo
    • "Internet Sex Offending: Crossing State Lines to Molest Children."
    • "Female Sex Offenders: Teachers Having Sexual Relationships with Students."
  • Metro Parent Magazine with Tawona Holly
    • “Baby Talk: Is Your Child Too Old for Juvenile Jabber.”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Ray Sayah
    • “Internet Dating: Why People Lie.”
    • “Internet Cheating: Availability and Consequence.”
  • Wayne State University Public Television with Liore Berris
    • “Societal Misconceptions of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome.”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Kim Craig
    • “How to Choose the Perfect Mate.”
  • Metro Parent Magazine with Jackie Headapohl
    • “Three Cheers for Chores: Why They’re Good for You, Your Kids and Your Home.”
  • Detroit News Front Page with Christina Stolarz
    • “Stressed Students Find Safe Place in Support Groups.”
  • Oakland Press Features Section with Heidi Roman
    • “Intervention Can Turn Addicts’ Lives Around.”
  • FOX Affiliates Evening News with Pallus Hupe
    • “Mean Girls: Understanding the Problem and Finding Solutions.”
  • Metro Parent Magazine with Cindy Hampel-Litwinowicz
    • “Did Not Did Too: What To Do When Your Kids Fight.”
  • Metro Parent Magazine with Amy Paulson
    • “Keeping Kids Safe: What You Don’t Know Could Really Hurt You.”
  • NBC affiliates Parent to Parent
    • "Coping with Divorce: A Child's Perspective.”
  • ABC Affiliates Evening News with Doris Biscoe
    • "Gender Roles in the Household: Getting the Job Done.”
    • "Cheating on Your Marriage: Effects of Infidelity on the Family.“
  • Marie Kegler's Perspectives
    • "Sexual Abuse: Breaking the Silence."
  • Media One, PSA for the Michigan association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • "Finding a Family Therapist."
  • WJR RadioThe Doug Ross Show
    • "Sexual Abuse Treatment and Recidivism.”
  • WXYT Radio The Jimmy Barret Show
    • "The Effects of Infidelity on the Family.”
  • Detroit News Metro Life section with Steve Tschirhart
    • "Conscious Effort Is Needed to Make Family Life Work.”
  • The Mirror with Sharon Gittleman
    • "Who Are the Abusers and Their Victims?"