Syre's (he/him) vision for Integrative Empowerment Group 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/GNC, 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.
As a black, queer, gender expansive, kinky therapist with relationship anarchist values, Syre is passionate about working with those who are traditionally marginalized in society and underrepresented in help seeking environments. Syre practices from a liberation centered intersectional feminist perspective with the goal of collaborating with clients (individuals, couples, groups) toward reaching mutually agreed upon goals. He is a pleasure advocate and is invested in empowering folx towards the reclamation of freedom. He has extensive experience working with BIPOC and clients who identify as LGBTQA. Syre is an advocate for those exploring gender identity including transition support. Finally, he is an experienced Kink and Polyamory Knowledgeable professional.
Syre graduated with a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teacher's College at Columbia University and a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York City. He has over 13 years of experience working with college students at several major universities including three years at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Syre has been a fully licensed psychologist since 2010. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher (Hatha & Kemetic), a Level II Ra Sekhi Kemetic Energy Medicine Practitioner, as well as a Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master.
To connect with Syre and learn more about his current liberation centered healing work visit www.liberationcenteredhealing.com.