Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC
Hi! My name is Fitz (they/them). I believe my role as a therapist is to help client’s feel empowered to explore affirming opportunities for growth and define their own unique path to wellness. I acknowledge the inherent power dynamic in the client/therapist relationship and the harm this power dynamic and pathological approaches to mental health have caused. I orient myself in multicultural feminist and humanistic perspectives, engage in collaborative treatment planning with clients, and acknowledge how multiple oppressions and identities impact presenting concerns in order to help depathologize symptoms and experiences and recenter power in the client’s hands. I am a white, non-binary, queer, able-bodied person who grew up middle class in the Ann Arbor area. I intentionally engage in anti-racism and anti-oppression work and recognize this is a life-long commitment and learning process.
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST), gender therapist, and specialize in working with transgender and non-binary folks exploring sexual health concerns. I have experience in treating sexual health concerns including desire differences, challenges with orgasm or arousal, pain during sex, navigating sexual health during transition or treatment for medical concerns. I am a kink-aware provider and affirm non-mono relationships. I work with adults and people in relationships.
Education: Fitz earned their Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Michigan in 2013 and completed a Post-Masters clinical fellowship at the University of California Berkeley. In 2016 Fitz completed The University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate program and has been an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist since 2019. They are fully licensed to practice in the State of Michigan.
Modalities: Fitz’s therapeutic approach is very integrative; they pull from a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, attachment approaches, and compassion focused therapy and are always inserting their own brand of humor and metaphor.