Clare is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Pre-Medical Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy from Adler University. Clare completed her master’s level clinical internship at Rush University Medical Center on the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. She was formerly employed as an art therapist through Edward Elmhurst Health where she gained experience running psychoeducational and art therapy groups with clients of all ages at both the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Clare has primarily worked with adolescents and young adults providing both mental health and substance abuse counseling and is a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. She implements a strengths-based approach when working with clients and pulls primarily from person-centered and cognitive behavioral theoretical orientations. Clare is passionate about utilizing art therapy with clients as a way to help empower them and foster personal growth and change. Outside of work, Clare enjoys art-making, being in nature, and volunteering at animal shelters.