LGBT Affirming Therapy & Counseling in Ann Arbor
You are unique and thus have unique needs. In therapy and consultation, our goal is to meet each person as the individual they are. We do not have a scripted or cookie-cutter method because we believe that in each session you deserve to be given freedom to embody whatever will best meet your needs.At TheraBee you will find acceptance, compassion, and non-judgment. We offer a variety of services including therapy, consultation, as well as education, preparation, and skill development during major life transitions such as child bearing/birth, death, and everything in between.
A Non-judgmental, Secular, and Accepting Approach for the LGBTQ Community and Alternative Folks
TheraBee is committed to all clients, and being very comfortable working with those marginalized for reasons around their sexuality and gender (i.e. LGBTQ and Alternative folks). See below for each of our therapist’s personal intervention specialities.
About Morgan Durocher, R-DMT, LLPC
I offer therapy from the idea that every person is unique, and therefore it is my goal to meet every client where they are, and work together to find what may best meet their needs. I bring a body-based, mindfulness approach that focuses on compassion and non-judgment. I believe that bringing attention to the body, and celebrating its unique qualities, can help individuals expand their awareness and ability to process, while encouraging creativity and connection. Therapy interventions I offer include dance/movement therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, mindfulness, solution focused techniques, as well as traditional psychotherapy. I believe that re-integrating the body and mind into therapy can provide tangible ways for clients to relax into a place where healing can begin.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Dance Therapy from Eastern Michigan University. I also received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University. I am a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, and professional member of the American Dance Therapy Association.
About Jennifer Janssen, LLMSW
Welcome. Whether this is your first time reaching out to a therapist or whether therapy is a go-to source of support, I would be glad to provide affirming and healing assistance on your journey. My approach to therapy is strengths-based, centered on your goals, and grounded in respect. As a therapist, I can offer new ways for you to relate to your experiences that open avenues for transformation, work with you on shifting patterns that feel stuck, and help create more space for wellbeing.
The therapy modalities that I draw on include somatic approaches that bring awareness to how stress is held in the body and released; Internal Family Systems frameworks for working compassionately with each part of yourself; sex therapy approaches for individuals or couples; Emotion-Focused Therapy with couples; Attachment Theory for insight on how to develop secure bonds with others; Infant Mental Health approaches to aid parents; and Affirmative Practice Principes for supporting members of the LGBTQ community.
After a decade of participating in volunteer peer counseling and other helping roles, I entered social work so that my day job could better align with my passions. I completed my Masters of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute level I training in the treatment of trauma, and my internship as a therapist at the Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan.
About Kate Huttenlocher
I believe that the cornerstone of the therapeutic relationship is trust. Entering counseling is a step toward positive change, but can also be a daunting experience. As your therapist, I will work to provide a safe space where you feel comfortable being who you are, where you are in your journey, to enable you to work on whatever concerns you have. I draw from several techniques, including person-centered, mindfulness, and feminist approaches, but ultimately we will work together to find an approach that works for you. I don’t believe that there is a one-size-fits-all approach and I recognize you as an individual with unique needs.
I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University. My work has focused on anxiety, depression, life transitions, workplace and career struggles, and communication in relationships. I provide affirming and compassionate therapy for all gender and sexual identities and understand that there is not one right way to express yourself. I look forward to working with you!
About Andrea Bezaire, MS, LLP
Hi! I’m a human who happens to be a therapist as well as a member of a lot of the communities we serve at TheraBee. I am fairly flexible in my approach to therapy, although I tend to encourage you to become more embodied and present in your physical self – sometimes through talking, sometimes by noticing; we will probably move around and get curious! Does that land with you? I feel very strongly that the fit between therapist and client is one of the most important parts of allowing the process to work so that we can work toward real feelings of calm and putting the “health” back into your mental health.
It’s crucial to me that I always approach you and the entire therapeutic process from a nonjudgmental and secular viewpoint, with scientific research at its core. That being said, I will share a little more about the importance of me being a real person; it’s that I know stuff. Not just facts about therapy, and a bunch of different modalities, but also stuff about life. And “lifestyle”. Basically, if you usually have to explain your lifestyle to someone, I’ll probably get you. And, if you usually have to explain that your lifestyle is NOT a part of why you are stressed/upset/anxious/depressed/(whatever), then we will probably be able to get you somewhere because we won’t be bogged down in those details. Unless it IS what you want to focus on, then we can dig in without you having to explain to me what the jargon means. All of that being said, I can also help you if you have a lingering question in your mind about “Is it kinky or is it abuse?” It is not a fun question to have lurking – let’s sort that shit out together.
So I think that pretty much summarizes who I am/how I approach therapy… and you probably have a pretty clear idea of if we would be able to do some great work together, or if someone else is likely to be a better fit (which is totally allowed!). No matter who you work with, or what your process looks like, I wish you a healing journey on your path!
Oh, and for those of you who would like a more formal credential-driven bio: I went to Wayne State University for undergrad (Double Major in Psychology with Honors and Peace & Conflict Studies), then Eastern Michigan University for grad school (Master’s in Clinical Psychology). I received my birth and post-partum doula training at the Center for the Childbearing Year (now Lifespan Doulas), and my Urban Tantra ® Professional training with Barbara Carrellas. I am trained in lots of different psychotherapy modalities, most notably Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (through SPI), EMDR (via an EMDRIA-approved institute), DBT, and in progress of getting a formal Sex Therapist certification.