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Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions. —Rainer Maria Rilke

About Claire

As an integrative practitioner, Claire works from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. The mind and body are inseparable. Integrative mental health care makes use of all available scientifically proven alternative methods in combination with conventional therapies to support healing and maintain optimal health. Interactions of mind and body are regarded as central to the healing process and whole health. Focus is on the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, and spiritual factors can directly affect health. Emphasis is given to the sacredness of the therapeutic relationship, the power of the “healer within,” the powerful healing capacity of a healthy mind, and the influence of lifestyle habits on mind-body health.

Claire has been practicing counseling and psychotherapy for over 15 years. She holds an M.A. in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the Adler Graduate School, a program grounded in the theory of Alfred Adler emphasizing the need to understand individuals within their social context. Individuals are viewed holistically, recognized as having personal freedom and responsibility, and understood to move according to their goals. Attention is paid to their purpose and meaning of behavior and unique view of life.

In 2007, Claire graduated with a Certificate in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices with an emphasis in Health Coaching from the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, where she also completed graduate coursework in Integrative Guided Imagery, Reiki healing, Shamanism & shamanic healing, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Yoga, Ayurveda, and Traditional Tibetan medicine including two three-week courses of study in India. In 2009, she completed Advanced Professional training to facilitate Mind-Body Skills groups taught by faculty from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her private practice in St. Louis Park, MN, Claire directs the counseling/psychotherapy and health coaching departments at Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic in Minneapolis, is graduate faculty in the health coaching program at the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, and is a qualified supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for those seeking licensing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

 

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota (LPCC#405)
  • M.A. Counseling & Psychotherapy – Alfred Adler Institute, Hopkins, MN (now Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN)
  • M.A. Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching (in progress) — Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota
  • Certificate in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices, Health Coaching track – Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota
  • Mind-Body Medicine Advanced Professional training – Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP)
  • International Network of Integrated Mental Health, Inc. (INIMH)
  • American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
  • Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA)
  • National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)
  • Minnesota Holistic Medicine Group
  • Adler Graduate School Alumni Association (AGSAA)