Claire L. Gau

MA, LPCC, LICDC


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


Educational History-

Eastern Michigan University, BS- Therapeutic Recreation

Concordia University, BA- Psychology Religion

Liberty University, MA- Professional Counseling


Clinical Trainings, Certifications and 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