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
"Laurel is extremely affirming of all people! Her professional background in advocacy and current leadership in the community make her a true champion of the rights of all people. She is so dedicated to social justice and has a very kind soul."
"Laurel's training on LGBTQIA+ issues and family preservation make her a true expert in this area. She is highly skilled in helping family members of LGBTQIA+ individuals and also supporting partners of adults transitioning in gender."
"Laurel is extremely personable, compassionate, very family-oriented and completely non-judgmental. It seems like she truly wants everyone to live their best life. It always feels good to connect with her."

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.