I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, intimate partner violence, trauma, parenting problems, post-partum depression, LGBTQIA+, career challenges, chronic health challenges including HIV/AIDS and Autism OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm, interactive and conversational and as casual or formal as you need. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and I can adapt or use other modalities of therapy when preferred or needed.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801108498
Clara is affirming and supportive. She listens and is patient but also knows hot to reel me back in and give me some structure. She is a great therapist that I definitely recommend!
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Clara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Working with me and patient with my rambling
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Clara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Clara has been great! She checks in on me and has given me great advice. I’ve had other therapists in the past and no one has helped me make this much progress as quickly as her!
Written on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Clara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She has been a rock to me.....she has gave me ideas, things to read, worksheets.....she is awesome!
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Clara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
She did the best job helping me finding peace in my life.
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Clara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Clara was the first therapist that I had who really took the time to listen to me and understand how I best communicate. Her support was amazing !
Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Clara for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd