QM Provider Directory

About the Directory

This directory is a composite of responses from providers in and around the Lansing area who are either queer or queer-friendly and affirming. The information below is verbatim what the providers have given to Queering Medicine barring small edits for clarity. Also, please be aware that Queering Medicine has compiled the information but cannot know every experience had by all patients in the directory below. If you have had a negative experience, please reach out to us and let us know so we can update accordingly.

Instructions

Please click or tap on the name of the providers to see a drop down of all their contact information, links, and other notes.

COVID-19 Update

As a result of COVID-19 and its effect upon our everyday lives, Queering Medicine has compiled an updated list of LGBTQIA+ Affirming Medical and Therapy providers who are offering COVID-19 testing, tele-health, and tele-therapy options. If you are in need of any of the services, please feel free to reach out to these providers as they have affirmed their commitment to reaching out to the LGBTQIA+ community in the Greater Lansing Area. For a PDF version of the directory's COVID-19 update, please click here.

If you are provider that would like to be included on this list, please fill out the updated Provider Directory Form with questions relevant to COVID19.

Table of Contents

COVID-19 Updated Directory

Tele-health Services and COVID-19 Testing

Dr. William Powers with Powers Family Medicine | Family Practice / LGBT medicine / HRT / HIV Specialist

Phone: 248-482-6222

Email: DoctorPowers@powersfamilymedicine.com

Website: Facebook.com/drwillpowers

Address: 23700 orchard lake road suite E, Farmington hills MI 48336

Notes: Telehealth and COVID parking lot testing Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00AM-4:00PM until Tests run out

Tele-therapy Services

Dr. Sara B Dupuis, Psychologist

Phone: 5179444232

Website: https://www.facebook.com/dr.sara.dupuis/

Email: saradup@gmail.com

Services: Tele-therapy, Therapy modalities used: EMDR, Systems, attachment

Notes: accepting new patients, offering cash discounts and accessible payment options for those financially affected by COVID-19

Rachel Bentley with COR Counseling, Community Services and Clinical Supervision

Phone: 517-230-5695

Email: rachelbentleylpc@yahoo.com

Services: Mental Health Counseling for individuals, couples, groups and families.

Notes: Accepting new patients for online tele-theraphy and mental health counseling services. Accepts most insurances, cash discounts and accessible billing methods for those affected by financial constraints during COVID19

Hours: Monday-Saturday from 9am-9pm with flexible online counseling session days/times

Birch Snoggles, Psychotherapist at the Radical Wellbeing Center

Email: birchsnogles@gmail.com

Services: Offering tele-therapy

Payment: Accepting new patients, Fexible days/times. Accepts most insurances, cash discounts and accessible billing methods for those affected by financial constraints during COVID19

Mercuri O. Rose, LLSCW

Name: Mercuri Rose (they/them)

Address: 4084 Okemos Rd Ste A, Okemos MI, 48864

Phone: 517-897-0935 (ask to schedule with Mercuri)

Organizations: Salus Center, Gateway, a division of Child and Family Charities

Website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/mercuri-o-rose-okemos-mi/722206

Email: mercuri.rose@gmail.com

Services: Therapist, LLMSW

Note for transgender clients accessing medical transition (coordinating care with other providers, writing HRT or surgical referral letters, following WPATH standards of care, informed consent, etc.):

I do the following: following WPATH for referral letters.

Notes from Provider:

I'm trans/gender-queer, demisexual, biromantic and polyamorous. I'm self-employed/ an independent contractor of Alliance.

I create affirming intake paperwork, initiate conversations regarding honoring identity/ies to create a welcoming environment for folks of many intersecting marginalized identities.

As an eclectic practitioner, I use a strengths based approach and a variety of modalities. Some approaches I borrow form include Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory.

I have limited couples experiences. Knowledgeable and affirming of consensual non-monogamy/ polyamory and relationship anarchy, and have some experience with kink & BDSM and am affirming.

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Counseling & Therapy Services

Alliance Psychological Associates — NiCole T. Buchanan

Provider Name & Pronouns: NiCole T. Buchanan (she/her/hers)

Phone: 517-203-5933

Website: twitter.com/@_DrNiCole

Email: nicole.t.buchanan@gmail.com

Services: Psychologist (CBT, trama-informed, intersectional critical race feminist approaches)

Notes from Provider: In terms of experience with non-monogamous or polyamorous relationship dynamics, most services provided have been with non-monogamous and exploring couples. Regarding experience treating clients who are part of the kink or BDSM community, most clients did not present for that reason but were comfortable to bring it up after working with me for a few sessions.

Alliance Psychological Associates — Parket T. Curtis

Provider Name & Pronouns: Parker T. Curtis (they/them/theirs)

Phone: 517-574-0488

Email: parkertcurtis@outlook.com

Services: Mental Health Therapy and Counseling (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, informed DBT with a Strength-Based approach)

Notes from Provider: I do not offer couples counseling. However, there are two family and marriage therapists in our office who provide couples and family therapy. I have experience treating consensually non-monogamous and/or poly identified clients and am affirming. I am kink and BDSM knowledgable and affirming. I have moderate experience treating clients who identify as kinky.

COR Counseling, Community Services and LLPC Supervision

Name: Rachel Bentley (she/her/hers)

Address: 2720 Alpha Access St Suite D, Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: 517-208-2044

Website:

Email: rachelbentleylpc@yahoo.com

Services: Licensed Professional Counselor providing LGBT+ affirming therapy (CBT, DBT, psychoeducation/training, Motivational Interviewing, LGBT+-affirming practices )

Notes from Provider: Just beginning in couples work but open to working with all couples. Have not worked with kink/BDSM members, but open to learning more

Cosette Weaver

Pronouns: (she/her/hers)

Phone: 517-663-9584

Address: Eaton Rapids Medical Center - Family Practice

1500 Main St Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Email: cweaver@ERMChealth.org

Services: Therapist, Social Worker (CBT, Narrative Exposure Therapy, DBT informed, Currently in Gottman Training for couples)

I am a fully licensed social worker providing transgender clients and their families with individual and couples therapy. I am gender and sexuality confirming, and I have extensive experience in coordination of care and connection to resources.

Notes from Provider:

We accept most insurances including Medicare, Medicaid, and private. There is a waitlist for new clients/patients.

Regarding LGBTQIA+ training, ongoing trainings for both myself and for other staff, working towards a new EMR system that will decrease medical record issues. We have education in LGBTQ issues in elders, end of life concerns including legal concerns.

ERMC follows state guidelines regarding hiring of LGBTQIA people. Education of staff/self on name, pronouns of clients, Working with medical providers on starting an HRT program for transgender clients, working with new EMR build team on name/pronoun placement within EMR system.

Please call 517-663-4500 to schedule. Follow prompts for Mental/Behavioral Health and leave a message with Kyle Locke, Referral Specialist.

Prior experience with alternative relationship structures, ethical non-monogamy/polyamory affirming, Polyam identified. Prior experience with kink and am affirming.

Dr. Sara B. Dupuis, Ph.D, LP, LMFT

Name: Sara B. Dupuis

Address: 1422 W. Saginaw, East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517-944-4232

Website: https://www.facebook.com/dr.sara.dupuis/

Email: saradup@gmail.com

Services: Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist (Systems, ACT, EFT, CBT)

Notes from Provider: I am primarily a systems-based therapist, and have had much experience working with poly systems. I work with a number of clients in the kink and BDSM communities

Eternways Counseling Services LLC

Name: Sara Marino (she/her/hers)

Address: 790 W. Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823, Suite 200

Phone: 517-940-6500

Website: www.facebook.com/eternwayscounseling/

Email: sara@eternwayscounseling.com

Services: Individual, couple, and sex therapy (Integrative- CBT, ACT, trauma-focused, sex-positive, relational/systemic, interventional)

Notes from Provider: I work with couples of all relationship styles both in my current practice and as a trauma therapist at MSU previously. I have experience with clients into kink and BDSM both in private practice and at MSU previously while using sex-positive, kink-allied approach.

Evans Counseling and Consultation Services

Name: Mindy Evans LMSW (she/her/hers)

Address: 2535 E. Mt. Hope Ave, Lansing, MI

Phone: 517-643-4727

Website: www.facebook.com/eternwayscounseling/

Email: msue224@gmail.com

Services: Mental health therapy (Specializing in DBT, TFCBT, Play Therapy, CBT)

Notes from Provider: I do not do couples counseling.

Farha Abbasi

Pronouns: (she/her/hers)

Phone: 517-331-0376

Website: https://www.facebook.com/fightagainststigma/

Email: farha.abbasi@hc.msu.edu

Services: Psychiatry

HMR Counseling and Behavioral Services

Name: Hayley Rayner

Address: 2109 Hamilton Road, Suite 130c

Phone: 517-618-7590

Website:

Email: info@hmrcounseling.com

Hooper Counseling and Consultation Services

Provider Name & Pronouns: Connie Bussey-Hooper, LMSW, DCSW (she/her/hers)

Address: 2535 E Mount Hope, Lansing 48910

Phone: 517-204-4670

Website: www.linkedin.com/in/connie-b-611b112a/

Email: Hoopercounseling@PBCTherapists.com

Services: Therapy/Mental Health (CBT, DBT Informed, TIR, PE, TF-CBT, supportive therapies)

Notes from Provider: Increasing in experience working with non-mongamous and poly relationship dynamics. Little experience working with clients part of the kink and/or BDSM communities.

Lauren Allswede, Northstar Wellness Center

Pronouns: (she/her/hers)

Phone: 734-368-6984

Website:

Email: lauren@northstarwc.com

Services: Mental health therapist

North Star Wellness Center

Name: Tamra Frei (she/her/hers)

Address: 119 Pere Marquette Drive, Lansing 48912

Phone: 517-648-9376

Email: tamrafrei@gmail.com

Services: Therapy (Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, EMDR)

Rachel Recker

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Address: 200 Woodland Pass Suite E East Lansing

Phone: 517-449-4875

Email: rmrecker@gmail.com

Services: Marriage and family therapist-individual, couple, and family therapy (Family systems, CBT, structural family therapy)

Notes from Provider: I treat couples that are non-monogamous or polyamorous relationship dynamics. I have experience working with individuals but not couples that are part of the BDSM and/or kink communities. It’s an area I have gained knowledge of, but I have limited practical experience

Peace of Mind Counseling, Consulting, and Supervision LLC

Name: Ian Shafer, MA, LPC (he/him/his)

Address: 4025 Holt Road Suite 205 Holt, MI 48842

Phone: 517-881-7231

Website: https://www.facebook.com/peaceofmindccs

Email: ianshaferlpc@gmail.com

Services: Counseling, Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment (CBT, REBT, Person-Centered)

Notes from Provider: I also treat couples and have worked with persons practicing non-monogamy. Regarding patients belonging to kink and/or BDSM communities, I have some experience and am always willing and ready to learn more, and not afraid or embarrassed to discuss the subjects.

Red Cedar Relationship Center

Name: Chris DeBoer (he/him/his)

Address: 2395 Jolly Road Suite 160, Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 517-301-5399

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Red-Cedar-Relationship-Counseling-2811125109112966/

Email: chris@redcedarcounseling.org

Services: Mental Health Counseling for individuals, couples and families (CBT, Gestalt therapy, existential therapy, mindfulness interventions, feminist theory)

Notes from Provider: Couples work is a major part of my practice and I welcome non-monogamous relationships. I have only worked with one couple who was actively involved with BDSM. I am kink friendly. All ages welcome.

Resilient Life Counseling and Consultation Service, LLC

Name: Daniel Burns (he/him/his)

Address: 3800 Heritage Ste #2, Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 517-525-1132

Email: dburnslmsw@gmail.com

Services: Mental health therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction, and Trauma Informed Care) that address the unique barriers that transgender, LGBTQIA, and people living with HIV life through trauma informed therapy, queer and gender affirming therapy. In addition to providing a safe space, I am connected to local providers and other resources.

Notes from Provider: I don't work with couples at this time. I have 5 years working directly with clients in the kink and BDSM communities.

Richmond Counseling and Therapy LLC

Name: Deborah Richmond (she/her/hers)

Address: 4295 Okemos Road Suite 100, Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 517-236-8701

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DeborahRichmondLLMSW

Email: mail@deborahrichmond.com

Services: Licensed Clinical Social Worker doing individual, family, and couples counseling (A combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Gottman Relationship Therapy)

Notes from Provider: I work with couples of all types, including polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships.

Rosales Counseling Services

Name: Heather Rosales LMSW (she/her/hers)

Address: 808 Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing 48823

Phone: 419-665-6366

Email: heather@rosalescounseling.com

Services: Counseling/Therapy (CBT, Supportive)

Notes from Provider: I have a few clients who are part of kink and BDSM communities. I support them through their experiences.

Spring Forest Counseling

Name: Tamera Lagalo, managing partner (she/her/hers)

Phone: 517-507-5892

Email: hello@springforestcounseling.com

Services: Psychotherapy & Counseling Services

The Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Clinic at Michigan State University

Name: Jae Puckett, director of the SGM Clinic (they/them)

Address: 262 Psychology Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-355-9564

Email: pucket26@msu.edu

Services: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Notes from Provider: We work with individuals with a variety of relationship types.

Primary Care Providers

Amy Keenum, MSU Family and Community Medicine

Pronouns & Credentials: (she/her/hers), DO, Pharm D

Address: MSU Family & Community Medicine, 804 Service Road Suite 235, East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-355-1300

Services: Family Physician

Dr. Erik Wert, Capital Internal Medicine Associates

Pronouns: (he/him/his)

Address: 3955 Patient Care Drive/Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: 517-374-7600

Website: doctorpowers@powersfamilymedicine.com

Email: drerikwert@gmail.com

Services: Physician

Notes From Provider:

Regarding LGBTQIA+ training, he has conducted numerous since I have spoken at State of Michigan Events, local events, and during my Medical Directorship of Ingham Community Health Centers (they were able to achieve Health Equality Index). My focus has been sexual health. I have multiple types of sexual relationship and dynamics frequently in my practice. I have extensive experience with kink and BDSM populations, having spoken at local and national conferences. I also am adjusting staff policies and adding Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Infor to paperwork and talking with the CEO to adjust policies.

Bio Provided from Provider:
He received his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Union College, Schenectady, NY graduating in 1995. He then attended Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 2000. He completed his traditional internship, and his Internal Medicine Residency at Ingham Regional Medical Center/McLaren Greater Lansing in 2005. Dr. Wert has been in practice in the Lansing area since 2005. He returned to school and obtained his Masters in Public Health from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2016. Dr. Wert’s focus is in outpatient primary care medicine, preventative medicine and sexual health. Dr. Wert has a strong interest in HIV medicine, and HIV Prevention, having been recognized by various organizations for his work in these areas. He is active in multiple local LGBTQ+ organizations. He speaks at various BDSM/Kink conferences and assist this marginalized community obtain culturally competent healthcare. Dr. Wert has spoken at State and Local level events on health care inequalities relative to LGBTQ+ health and sexual health. Dr. Wert is also an Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University, he serves as core-faculty on Mclaren Greater Lansing Internal Medicine Residency, where he lectures on various medical topics with emphasis on LGBTQ+ healthcare.

Heather Laird-Fick, MSU College of Human Medicine

Pronouns: (she/her/hers)

Address: 4650 S. Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517-353-4941

Email: lairdhea@msu.edu

Services: Internal Medicine

Joel Maurer

Pronouns: (he/him/his)

Phone: 517-353-9620

Website: https://www.facebook.com/joel.maurer.7

Email: joel.maurer@hc.msu.edu

Services: OB/GYN, limited to resident supervision

Powers Family Medicine

Provider Name & Pronouns: William Powers (he/him/his)

Phone: 248-482-6222

Website: doctorpowers@powersfamilymedicine.com

Email: doctorpowers@powersfamilymedicine.com

Services: I'm a physician and I operate Powers Family Medicine, a totally LGBT-focused clinic. About 75% of my patients are transgender (I do HRT, and do it differently) as well as providing general care for LGBTQ humans and PrEP and HIV care. Also std screening/treatment. I guess pretty much everything.

Notes from Provider: I'm a physician and I operate Powers Family Medicine, a totally LGBT-focused clinic. About 75% of my patients are transgender (I do HRT, and do it differently) as well as providing general care for LGBTQ humans and PrEP and HIV care. Also std screening/treatment. I guess pretty much everything. Also my office has a hypoallergenic therapy cat wandering around and a video game theme, so we're a little more welcoming than most offices. I cater to the poly community. I have numerous throuples/polycules that come here and are open about their relationships. I routinely give lectures to the Detroit House of Pain before their major parties on sexual health and safety. I don't know everything there is to know about BDSM, but I know vastly more than any other doctor I know! Also my office has a hypoallergenic therapy cat wandering around and a video game theme, so we're a little more welcoming than most offices.

Trans Health & Wellness

Hope Dundas, Forest Community Center

Pronouns: (she/her/hers)

Address: 3800 Heritage Ste #2, Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 734-368-6984

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hopedundas

Email: hdundas@ingham.org

Services: Primary care physician assistant, providing a full range of care for all as well as transgender hormone therapy, referrals for surgery, assistance with gender marker and name changes, and coordination of care. Also experienced in trans-affirming GYN care, contraceptive management, and sexual health.

Mercuri Rose, Alliance Psychological Associates

Pronouns: (they/them)

Address: 4084 Okemos Rd Ste A, Okemos MI, 48864

Phone: 517-897-0935

Organizations: Salus Center, Gateway, a division of Child and Family Charities

Website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/mercuri-o-rose-okemos-mi/722206

Email: mercuri.rose@gmail.com

Services: Therapist, LLMSW

Note for transgender clients accessing medical transition (coordinating care with other providers, writing HRT or surgical referral letters, following WPATH standards of care, informed consent, etc.):

I do the following: following WPATH for referral letters.

Notes from Provider:

I'm trans/gender-queer, demisexual, biromantic and polyamorous. I'm self-employed/ an independent contractor of Alliance.

I create affirming intake paperwork, initiate conversations regarding honoring identity/ies to create a welcoming environment for folks of many intersecting marginalized identities.

As an eclectic practitioner, I use a strengths based approach and a variety of modalities. Some approaches I borrow form include Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory.

I have limited couples experiences. Knowledgeable and affirming of consensual non-monogamy/ polyamory and relationship anarchy, and have some experience with kink & BDSM and am affirming.

Ovid Elsie Primary Care

Name: Sara Deringer-Kohorst, PA-C (she/her/hers)

Address: Ovid Elsie Primary Care, 9900 W M-21, Ovid, MI 48866

Phone: 989-834-2243

Email: SDeringer-Kohorst@memorialhealthcare.org

Services: Primary Care Provider for Pediatrics and Family Medicine. Services provided include general medical care of infants through adults, including preventive well visits, management of acute and chronic conditions, diagnostics, and prescriptions. I have extended interests in thyroid disease, Rheumatology, and transgender health care, including hormone treatment.

Notes from Provider: In Shiawassee county where I practice there are limited health resources that I feel are LGBTQA affirming and compassionate. There is no one that my group is aware of in the county currently addressing or providing HRT other than myself. I have some amazing patients that helped guide me into this passion project. To help someone realize their true self and keep them healthy while doing so is one of the greatest gifts of my work. I admittedly have a lot to learn, but bridging health discrepancies and increasing access for a group that is traditionally marginalized and underrepresented is something I find great purpose in.

Zoe Steinfield, Child and Family Charities - Gateway Youth Division

Pronoun & Credentials: (she/her/hers), Clinical Supervisor at the Kevin Moody Youth Home for runaway and homeless youth

Phone: 517-882-7217

Organizations: Child and Family Charities, NASW, Queering Medicine

Website:

Email: zoe@childandfamily.org

Services: Therapy (Motivational interviewing, Solutions-Focused, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative)

Notes on Insurance: The Gateway Youth Division's programs are grant-funded, but the Behavioral Health Division of CFC provides therapy to the public and takes public insurance, private insurance, and offers a sliding scale for uninsured clients.

Note for transgender clients accessing medical transition (coordinating care with other providers, writing HRT or surgical referral letters, following WPATH standards of care, informed consent, etc.):

I do the following: coordination of care, writing letters for medical treatment, increasing access to informed consent providers, advocating for the population's needs through trainings.

The Kevin Moody Youth Home is increasing emphasis on showing respect for LGBTQIA+ people in materials given to new residents. Our team is visibly diverse with respect to these and other identities and we set the tone for any new direct care staff to be affirming. We will continue to provide in-services to staff and residents to keep it a welcoming environment.

Notes from Provider: I have had trainings related to creating affirming schools, SUD treatment, and many others for LGBTQIA people, and have given trainings on cultural competency and standards of care for trans people.

I believe CFC has a non-discrimination policy for sexual orientation and gender identity but I would have to check the handbook when I'm at work to make sure. It's considered a good place to be openly LGBT.

I do not treat couples or other relationships at this time. I have had ethically nonmonogamous in the past and am comfortable with this. I have had clients involved in kink or BDSM communities in the past and am comfortable with this.

Dentistry

Tamar Shrikian

Pronouns: (she/her/hers)

Phone: 248-320-4614

Email: tshrikian@mydental.org

Services: General dentist