My name is Lauren Blake and I'm the owner and of Blake Family Consulting, LLC. I was born in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to Detroit, Michigan in 2019. My hobbies include traveling, experimenting with new foods, spending time at my home on a farm (complete with dogs, goats, chickens, and a pig named Wilbur!) reading, and watching re-runs of The Office. My life's purpose is to bring healing and peace to individuals and families.
Our lives are a system made up of family, friends, biases, and life experiences. If one part of the system has fractured, the entire system functions incorrectly. With ten years of legal experiences as a family law paralegal, I witnessed first-hand what unhealed trauma can do to individuals and families. Trauma comes in many forms – divorce, abuse, troubled childhoods, and mental illness can all create various levels of trauma. While we cannot control the wounds that were given to us by others, we are in control of finding healing from those hurts. If not processed, trauma can impact your actions and worldview - even subconsciously. It can cause depression or anxiety, prevent healthy relationships, make you more vulnerable to addictions, cause memory fog, and make minor stressors feel overwhelming.
I specialize in providing trauma-informed collaborative and solution focused therapy to individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, co-parents, step-families, divorced families, and everything in between. I believe that it is vital to work alongside my clients to determine their goals and create the future that best suits their needs.
In addition to providing therapeutic services, I have chosen to intertwine my decade of family law experience by partnering with judges and attorneys across the state of Michigan to provide a hybrid legal and therapeutic services. This includes parenting time observation and/or supervision, reunification therapy, family coaching, collaborative divorce care, conducting parenting time exchanges, and everything in between. Contact me for a free fifteen minute consultation to see if I would be a good fit for your situation.