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St. David’s Center for Children
8800 Minnesota 7, Ste 200
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

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.

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based & In-Home

Languages Spoken: English

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, 2018 Cohort

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19+) (Adoptee)

Areas of Practice Strength:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Circle of Security


Spring 2019

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