In 2013, Syre Saniyah (he/him) created Integrative Empowerment Group. His vision for IEG was to provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and empowered regardless of their identities, beliefs, and ways of living and loving. At the time of its conception, there weren't many places in southeast Michigan to serve the communities that he was most passionate about. Syre took a risk and opened IEG with the express intention of centering BIPOC, Queer, Trans/Gender Non Conforming, Kinky, and Non-Monogamous folx. Syre has had the honor of working with many gifted therapists and colleagues over the years who have all contributed to making IEG what it is today. Syre served as the Owner, Founder, and Director of IEG from its Founding in 2013 until 2022.
Our mission is to make it easier for seekers to find knowledgeable and aware practitioners who understand their experiences. Integrative Empowerment Group (IEG) is a collective of therapists who share a vision of affirming diversity, empowering individual expression and promoting integrative mental, emotional, and personal growth. Our practitioners understand that it is often not easy to reach out for help; especially if there is concern that people may not "get it" or understand your experiences. Our therapists are engaged in continuous consideration of how multiple oppressions (sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, ableism, sizeism) in the current societal and historical context may be contributing to distress. We are unapologetically anti-racist and liberation centered in our approach.
We make it our business to create a safe and affirming environment where our clients are free to truly be all of who they are without fear of being judged, pathologized, or otherwise feel misunderstood.
Feminist principles of collaboration, empowerment, and respect for multiple worldviews form the foundation of our approach.