Claudia is a licensed clinical professional counselor who has also attained her CADC certification. She graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University earning her Master’s degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. Her previous experience consists of working in a community mental health center in central Illinois on an outpatient basis. She then transitioned to the northwest suburbs of Chicago where she began working with adolescents struggling with severe emotional and behavioral distress at the inpatient and partial hospitalization level. She has also trained, mentored, and supervised younger clinicians and enjoys teaching.
Claudia has extensive experience conducting Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral, and Motivational Interviewing therapies. Yet, her therapeutic approach is eclectic, meeting the needs of her clients. “A certain approach that works with one individual may not resonate with another; it’s my role as a therapist to meet each client where they are in treatment and adapt the most appropriate therapeutic interventions.”
Claudia enjoys working with adolescents and families, as well as young adults and young couples. Her level of expertise shines in individual and group therapy, and she is frequently attending conferences and trainings to stay up to date on the newest therapeutic treatment modalities.
Claudia Skowron, LCPC's Expert Contributions
Have you ever considered the idea that there may be such a thing as too much happiness and too much positivity? Our society has taken a radical shift towards emphasizing positivity; simply look on social media sites such as Instagram and you can see the flood of positive quotes, photos of...
Talkspace provides a convenient way to receive online counseling. However, much of the 'therapy process' involves body language and nonverbal that are missed with online counseling. I always recommend face to face therapy as most effective; however, some therapy will always be better than none. READ MORE
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There can be many reasons for this type of behavior. Getting an assessment/evaluation by a professional such as a psychologist is a great start. READ MORE
Hello, many child therapists are trained to analyze and manage struggles with self-esteem and self-confidence, which can be common amongst children. When searching for a therapist, finding one who specializes in the treatment of children will be helpful! READ MORE
Hello! There can be many reasons for a change in libido and/or intimacy from psychological to medical concerns. A marriage and family therapist or sex therapist can help! READ MORE
100% and this is usually best practice and most effective! READ MORE
Hello! This is actually a very common fear. CBT and exposure therapy can be highly effective. READ MORE
Grief is a process and takes time, remember that. To help manage difficult emotions many individuals will journal, join support groups, seek out new hobbies, exercise, and surround oneself with friends/family/positive supports. Additionally, give yourself time to express sadness and loss. READ MORE
Monitor your child's behavior and assess for anything outside of baseline behavior. Counseling may be helpful. READ MORE
Psychoanalysis may help you understand your depression better. Getting an evaluation by a professional can help you find the right form of treatment. READ MORE
Anxiety is common but shouldn't interfere with functioning. Counseling can be highly effective in treating anxiety. READ MORE
Marital counseling can definitely be effective. Nonetheless, both parties have to be willing to invest effort into making individual changes. READ MORE
If you suspect any child abuse, please call DCFS or child protective services. They can begin an investigation and your information can remain anonymous. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Mental Health Unit
Professional Society Memberships
- Student Advisory Council
What do you attribute your success to?
- I utilize CBT and DBT approaches while incorporating motivational interviewing and acceptance-based interventions.
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