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Claire L. Gau,
MA, LPCC, LICDC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor,
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

 

Site Location:
Akron

Clinical Interests:
Trauma, Addictions/Dual Diagnosis, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Anxiety and Depression, Human Trafficking, Parenting, Marriage and Relationships, Pastors and their families, Self-esteem, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Women’s Issues

Population Served:
Geriatric, Adults, Adolescents

Education:
Eastern Michigan University, BS – Therapeutic Recreation
Concordia University, BA – Psychology Religion
Liberty University, MA – Professional Counseling

Clinical Trainings, Certifications & Professional Memberships:
Independently licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Trauma Practitioner designation from The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (not current),Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Nurturing Parenting, Dual Diagnosis, Motivational Interviewing, Sand Tray, Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model, Specific training in Early Childhood Mental Health Intervention and Maternal Depression, Various trainings pertaining to human trafficking survivors, Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, EMDR trained

Emerge & Community Involvement:
Music leader for worship teams
Music Therapy for local nursing homes
Pet Therapy with residential geriatrics facilities
Years of hands-on training as a pastor’s daughter and later as a pastor’s wife