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JB Kays RISE therapist

Please note: RISE takes Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Blue Care Network (BCN) and Out of Pocket Pay Only

JB's Fees:

Individual Therapy
150 per session

Relationship Wellness:
175 per session

JB Kays,

JB is licensed in & can see people within:

Michigan (MI) & Ohio (OH)

All sessions are virtual & you must be in the state of MI or OH during your sessions

Hi! My name is JB. 


I am a clinical social worker who believes strongly in the therapeutic alliance. Though I may be educated in mental health, my clients are the experts in themselves, and we enter the therapeutic space, together, as equals, with a common goal. I enter every session with empathy, patience, and curiosity. Trust building is a necessary part of developing a positive relationship and this process can take months or even years. I am here to support you on your journey! 


Though most Michiganders are horrified when I share that I am from Ohio, I hope you can accept me regardless of my origins. I went to Ohio University for my undergraduate degree in social work and spent some time working as a domestic violence advocate before going to graduate school at the University of Cincinnati where I studied clinical social work. I am a domestic violence expert and used to testify in domestic violence court cases. Though I am still passionate about supporting survivors, I now provide that support through therapy. 


I moved to Detroit, Michigan with my partner because we wanted to find a city to call home that reflects our values and has a strong sense of community. Detroit offers global warming resilience, diversity, and good food. I am happy to call Michigan home. My partner and I have a dog and a cat. You will get to know my cat, Audre, very well as she enjoys joining in for virtual sessions. 


Through my years working as a therapist, I have developed comfort and knowledge when it comes to working with people who have trauma and neurodivergence. I am neurodivergent myself and find I work well with other neurodivergent people. Though previously, I have worked mainly with severe mental illness, I have experience working in the sexual health field due to the overlap between sexual health and trauma.

Some populations I have experience with include trans folks, sex workers, gender non-conforming folks, people involved in the kink community, and polyam couples or individuals in poly relationships.


I have found that a positive relationship with one's body is essential for stable mental health. I am an affirming and inclusive provider for all folks and all bodies. I embody health at every size (HAES) principals and welcome all. We can work together to strengthen your mind/body connection and express yourself to your fullest potential while maintaining safety. 

Populations Served:


  • Adults

  • Young Adults

  • Adolescents/Teens

  • Individuals

  • Couples 

  • Relationship formations 2 or more




  • General Concerns

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Adjustment Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Esteem

  • Gender & Sexuality

  • General Sexual Health Education 

  • Pleasure and Anatomy Education 

  • Diversifying & Expanding Erotic Templates

  • Infertility Education/Support  


  • Sexual Orientation - LGBQ+

  • Polyamory - Ethical Non-Monogamy Education & Support

  • Gender Identity & Expression - Trans, Non-Binary, GNC

  • Vaginismus

      (Pain or Inability for               Penetration)

  • Sexual Assault Survivor 

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor 


JB is accepting new patients &  is happy to answer any questions you may have. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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