Claire is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has a passion for walking alongside clients on their journey to healing. Claire has experience working with clients of all ages, but her primary client population is children and families. Claire specializes in diagnosing and treating children with aggressive behaviors, self-harm, defiance, emotional outbursts, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and those who have experienced trauma or significant life stress. Claire has experience working with clients in a variety of settings, including school-based, in-home, outpatient, and day treatment settings.
Claire currently holds a Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota. She is also a certified Circle of Security – Parenting facilitator, and she is in the process of being rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Circle of Security
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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