Lanie (They/She) centers their clinical focus around people who are experiencing depression, anxiety or other mood disorders, life-change adjustment disorders, identity clarification/resolution work, and pelvic pain and/or sexual dysfunction. They specialize in working with individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, as well as with individuals who may be part of a couple, triad, or other relationship configurations engaging in non-traditional relationship styles. This can include many forms of ethical non-monogamy, as well as relationships involving kink. They do not currently offer couples or family therapy.
In Lanie’s office psychotherapy is viewed as a collaboration between the client and the therapist, and it is her perspective that many factors are involved in successfully creating change. These factors include the impact of relationships with family/caretakers over time, intimate and social relationships, physical health, social/societal/cultural influences, and client personal values. Thus, psychotherapy is individualized and may integrate a number of theoretical perspectives, including interpersonal, stages of change, neurobiological, parts of self, and humanistic processes.
Lanie graduated from Spalding University in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in the Child/Adolescent/Family track. They completed the Sexual Health Certificate Program (UMSHCP) Sex Therapy track and Sexual Health Education track at University of Michigan in 03/2017 as well as over 50 hours of sex therapy specific supervision. They have a broad experiential background, including working with adolescents and adults in crisis in both residential treatment and psychiatric hospitalization settings, psychotherapy in a community mental health setting for children and families in crisis, providing case management with clients suffering traumatic brain injury and intellectual disabilities, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at a local professional college. They now to provide psychotherapy full-time with Compass CAPS and have specialized in working with the adult LGBTQIA+ community for over four years. Lanie has provided teletherapy since 2020.
When Lanie is not providing psychotherapy they enjoy cuddling with their herd of cats and dogs, spending quality time with their family and dear friends, staying physically active (swimming, roller skating, tai chi), creating fiber art (knitting/crochet), watching bad tv, and reading.