As a therapist, Claire is dedicated to developing a safe and secure environment that can begin the process of healing and promote positive change. Claire strives to develop a therapeutic alliance with her patients and their families where they can work together as a team to identify and develop realistic treatment goals while working towards overcoming the challenges and obstacles that life may present. She is flexible and open with her patients and meets them where they are at, as she recognizes that change is a fluid process with many ups and downs. Claire utilizes a supportive and goal-oriented approach that is specifically tailored to her patients needs and treatment goals. Through the use of evidenced-based interventions, such as cognitive behavior therapy, person-centered therapy, and a strengths-based therapy, she assists her patients in maximizing their potential and developing and implementing tools and skills for lasting positive change. As a lifelong learner, she is dedicated to the continuous development of her clinical skills to provide the best possible treatment outcomes when working with her patients.
Ages Treated | Preteen, Teen, Adults
About Claire Delaney
Claire has over 10 years of experience in providing clinical services to children, adolescents, adults and their families. She has experience in providing individual, group, and family therapy and education to address a myriad of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, school challenges, suicidal ideation/self-harm, stress management, and self-esteem. Specifically, Claire has extensive experience in working with adolescents and young adults and their families. Claire has experience working in a residential substance abuse treatment facility, where she provided clinical services to at-risk adolescents who were involved in the criminal justice system. She also has experience in community mental health and addressing the various mental health needs of a diverse patient population. Additionally, Claire has worked in public and therapeutic school settings where she addressed ongoing school challenges, IEP goals, and the overall social-emotional functioning of the students that she had the opportunity to work with.
Northern Illinois University-BS Psychology, Minor in Family & Child Studies
Loyola University Chicago-M.S. Social Worker
Aurora University- Social Worker certification
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Eclectic Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Strength Based Therapy