- Pronouns: She/Her
- Languages: English and Spanish
- Special Interests: Art Therapy, Cultural Empowerment and Identity, and Family Dynamics.
- Not Accepting New Clients
“As a social worker, I am passionate about helping guide people through their challenges. I believe therapy is a kind and safe space when you are with someone that can help you feel seen and understood. My approach to therapy is strength-based, culturally inclusive, and creative. Using mindfulness and empowerment, I collaborate with clients to help them find joy and meaning in their journeys. Authenticity, creativity, and collaboration make each session an opportunity to spark change.”
Claudia is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and her Master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago. She is passionate about creating a safe, culturally informed environment, with a focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship. Her intervention style is often art-oriented, and her treatment focus includes depression, anxiety, cultural/racial trauma, sexual health, and group counseling. Claudia has experience in school-related challenges, self-esteem, advocacy, and mind/body interventions. She plans to specialize in perinatal health, grief, communal/individual trauma, child and art therapeutic tools, and relational challenges. As a Latinx person, she is passionate about cultural identity and empowerment, acculturation, community connection, and personal growth within diverse family dynamics.