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Claudia Boles, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Thank you for being here and for visiting my profile. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California where I also completed my undergraduate studies in social sciences and Spanish language. I have 20 years of experience in hospitals/healthcare and mental health settings.

I'm particularly knowledgeable about assisting those who struggle with challenging health conditions and illness, grief and loss, bereavement, trauma, abuse, depression and anxiety. One special interest of mine is supporting those who have lost loved ones to suicide. I enjoy working with clients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

I incorporate a holistic, integrative approach meaning that I draw from multiple modalities including cognitive behavioral, trauma-informed and strengths-based. I also incorporate mindfulness and motivational interviewing techniques into my practice. From my viewpoint as a clinician, human functioning and behavior stem from many life experiences and aspects of our lives: psychological, cognitive, biological/physical/medical, genetic, developmental, familial, social, educational/employment/career, spiritual, cultural and societal.

It's important that we search for optimal ways together to maximize individual adaptive coping skills, to broaden insight, and to make positive, practical steps towards change.

In addition to my employment, I've volunteered for several community organizations and non-profits that support health, mental health and/or education. One of my favorite volunteer positions has been serving as a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line. I also have great appreciation for nature and the arts.

My colleagues describe me as compassionate, empathetic and invested in my clients' well-being. I'm dedicated to making the most of any therapeutic experience.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 23351


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Claudia Boles. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

My life have change for the best since being with Claudia. I can’t Thank BetterHelp enough for creating this platform. Thank you thank you thank you!

Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Claudia is consistently helpful and I’d recommend her to anybody

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is impeccable

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Excellent, and not boring at all

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Attentive, caring, professional, smart. Claudia provides meaningful insight, guidance and support at every step of the journey.

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and coaching

Claudia is amazing! I have improved communication skills bc of her

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Claudia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue