Laurel Blume, LPC

We're in this together.

I want to help you feel EMPOWERED.

Sometimes we feel stuck and need guidance and support to feel balanced and able to face challenges again. I offer that support in a non-judgmental, safe, and comfortable environment where you are the expert in your life and your values and beliefs are honored and respected.

I provide talk therapy using a holistic, person-centered approach that focuses on goals identified by you with guidance and collaboration with me toward those goals. Together, we will explore your challenges, wants and needs, and hopes and dreams. My job is to help you not only begin to realize those dreams but empower you with the knowledge and skills to continue your journey beyond therapy.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors, Baker College
  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Walden University

WORKS WITH

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Individuals and Intimate Partners

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Strengths-Based

My specialties include Relationships, Life Transitions, Anxiety and Depression, Sexual Attraction and Gender Expansive Identities, Interfaith and Non-Traditional Spirituality, and Sexuality (across the lifespan and alternative practices).

I’m passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues and have trained in the San Francisco State University’s Family Acceptance Project model of family preservation, developing research-based knowledge & skills in helping culturally diverse families to understand their LGBTQIA+ identified children. 

I also enjoy participating in advocacy efforts in the greater Detroit community. I serve on of the Board of Directors of Berkley Pride and was a member of Southeast Michigan Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Health Equity Counsel. I’m a current member of American Counseling Association (ACA), and Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE).

FAVORITE SELF-CARE

My self-care includes cooking my favorite things for the people I love! I also enjoy gaming and snuggling with my cats.

FUN FACTS

  • I LOVE Filet Mignon with Butter Poached Lobster.
  • I’m an inter-faith minister and enjoy exploring spirituality.
  • One of my favorite authors is Laurell K. Hamilton, a fantasy/romance writer!

LIFE MOTTO

Do No Harm. It’s very simple but deeply profound. It makes me think about everything outside of myself in all parts of life. 

Contact us to setup online therapy with Laurel!

Email hello@riveroakspsychology.com

Call/text 248-717-1232