Lyz Luidens (they/them)

Accepting Clients

Affirming and empowering therapy for LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, chronically ill/disabled people, youth 6+, and anyone looking for support .

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Clair Shores, MI
Supervised by Sylvia Johson, LMSW

About My Clients

I work with children (ages 6 and up), teens, and adults, my commitment to inclusivity includes LGBTQIA+ issues, chronic illness/disability, trauma, ADHD, autism, depression, and anxiety. I am here to provide a compassionate therapeutic experience for you to explore your narrative, embrace your strengths, and foster resilience, hope, and joy.

My Background and Approach

Therapy is a brave step in the process of navigating life’s current challenges and healing past wounds in a safe environment. I offer a unique and compassionate perspective to therapy, employing IFS/parts work, Somatic methods, and Psychodynamic methods, while drawing on the transformative power of curiosity and creativity as impactful tools for healing and growth. As a genderqueer person and 10 year resident of the city of Detroit, I recognize that oppressive systems contribute to mental health disparities among marginalized groups. Combining my extensive experience teaching art across all age groups, my Master’s in Social Work, and my experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I work from a feminist, anti-racist, perspective.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Informed by an intersectional lens, my approach is grounded in equality and empowerment, addressing the impact of all parts of your identity on how you navigate the world and approach growth and healing. I will support you in navigating these complex experiences and identities through empowerment. I am affirming of all queer, chronically ill/disabled, and neurodivergent identities, and always continuing my education to be better equipped to support , whether I have shared experience or not. I have particular experience and understanding of the difficulty that neurodivergent, queer, and chronically ill people face in navigating our healthcare system, job market, and social world. I am also well versed in religious trauma, particularly experienced by queer people. Though these are my areas of focus, I am here to affirm and empower anyone looking for support navigating mental health issues, life changes, issues with self worth, trauma, and anything anything that you are struggling with.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Tricare East
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • McLaren Health Advantage
  • Priority Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English


586-944-2902 Email Lyz
21611 E. 11 Mile
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081

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