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Metamorphosis Family Counseling
2499 Rice St, Ste 70
Roseville MN 55113

Clara Rivers specializes in working with families with young children (0-10) who have experienced traumas, are on the adoption/permanency spectrum, or are having emotional, social or behavioral challenges (including any number of mental health diagnoses). She also is passionate about working with parents, whether on parenting specifically, or processing through how their own unique pasts impact them and their parenting styles today. 

She will work with you to create a plan for how she can best support you and your family. Sometimes that may include family therapy, working together on parenting skills and challenges, doing your own therapy, or play therapy for your child. Clara primarily uses Child-Centered Play Therapy, family therapy and Theraplay techniques when working with children and their caregivers, but has experience with many other techniques as well. 

She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist, with a Masters in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University, and eight years of experience working with children and families. 


Additional Information  

Service Location: Office Based; In-Home; Telehealth 

Languages Spoken: English 

Practice Focus:
Infant (0-2)
Young Children (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person 19-25)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Parent Coaching
Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) 
Mood Disorder
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compusive Disorder (OCD)
Substance Abuse Disorder
Systems of Care Navigation
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Suicidal Concerns
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Parent Coaching
Domestic Violence
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences 
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)  

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
DC 0-5
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Filial Play Therapy
Experiential Play Therapy
Adlerian Play Therapy
Adult Attachment Inventory 


updated Spring 2021

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