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TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives Adoptee-Led Therapy Group

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Latina adoptee smiles as she chats with an Asian and African American adult adoptee.

Free therapy group for transracial and international adoptees

TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives is a new, no-cost adoptee-led therapy group for adults that will offer the power of community and collective process to help discover, unfold, reclaim and retell their stories. Holding the philosophy of “for us, by us,” TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives’ goal is to provide therapeutic space that allows participants to connect with others, expand their emotional health, and receive guidance toward growth and integration of their experiences.

Minnesota is home to one of the highest concentrations of Transracial International Adoptees (TRIAs). TRIAs’ experiences are unique but carry a common thread through the separation from first families and original culture. Being raised in the Midwest, often by White families, adoptees’ identities and lived experiences are complex. As members of this group uncover the layers of their lives, they can reveal and understand their whole selves.


This group is limited to 10 adult adoptee participants, and attendance at all 12 sessions is required.

This group will be led by TRIA therapist Julie Jong Koch, MSW, LICSW and Jessica Shultz, MA.


Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. June 28-September 13.


Watercourse Counseling Center
3546 Bryant Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407


In collaboration with Watercourse Counseling Center and with the financial support of Headwaters Foundation for Justice & the Bush Foundation, this group is free of cost. Snacks, refreshments and all materials are provided.

Sign Up & LEarn More

If you are interested in this group or would like more information, please contact Julie at: 612.767.8663 or [email protected].


Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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TRIA: Our Stories Our Lives


Watercourse Counseling Center
3548 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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