Lyz Luidens (They/Them)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LLMSW
 therapist: Lyz Luidens,
Online in Michigan
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 strategies, 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. Working with children (ages 6 and up), teens, and adults, my commitment to inclusivity includes LGBTQIA+ issues, 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. 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, using Psychodynamic, Somatic, and Internal Family Systems methods. I am affirming of all queer, chronically ill/disabled, and neurodivergent identities, and always continuing my education on the liberation of all people, whether I have shared experience with them 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 to process on your own. I am honored to walk beside on your journey towards healing, growth, and joy.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Children, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoeducational
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic
Approach Description: I apply a mixture of treatment approaches depending on the needs of the client, always in pursuit of empowering my client to connect their mind and body in a safe environment, and to provide accessible coping strategies and frameworks for navigating whatever issues are arising in their lives.

Education & Credentials

Lyz Luidens LLMSW
  • Gender Fluid, Non-Binary
  • License # 6851117736
  • Licensed in MI
  • Practicing Since 2024


  • Average Session Fee Depends on Copay
  • Accepts Insurance

Lyz Luidens Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
  • Available Online for residents of Michigan
  • Online Therapy Details: Teletherapy offered through secure HIPAA compliant video service or over the phone.

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