Focus Areas: Trauma, Religious Trauma, Childhood Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity Exploration, Queer Mental Health, Family Counseling, Developmental Disorders
Lex was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and earned their Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Central Michigan University before going on to earn their Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. Lex has spent the last several years working with children, families and adults to promote healthy development, process and heal trauma, and strengthen positive relationships. Lex has a passion for working with people with different needs and abilities and individuals who have gone through traumatic experiences. As a proud member of the Queer community, Lex is also passionate about supporting other members in this community and understands the complex struggles that they face.
Due to their background in sociology, Lex understands that our capitalistic society requires inequality and that systems and individuals within our community uphold racist, sexist, homophobic, and ableist ideals that disproportionally impact marginalized groups. Lex has learned that therapy can help people and families gain understanding into their own thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns within the context of our society and cope with discrimination, oppression, and obstacles that they face in their daily lives.
Lex enjoys utilizing play therapy and interactive activities to gain insight into clients’ perspectives and provide schemas that set standards for compassionate and honest communication. Lex strives to help clients develop a variety of coping skills that invoke balance, peace, and happiness, and to establish boundaries that are conducive to the important relationships in their lives.
Lex loves singing, creating art, playing music, reading, playing board games, spending time in nature, and traveling. Lex lives in Grand Ledge with their roommate and kitties- Dale and Thor.