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About Me

Claire Higman, LCSW

Claire is a qualified psychotherapist, whose strengths include being an empathetic listener and connecting with children and teens. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State. Claire received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland. Claire is also a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.


Claire has a passion for working with children, teens, young adults, and families. Claire has specialized in trauma work with children and teens but also has extensive experience with other concerns, such as: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, bipolar, divorce/separation, obsessive behaviors, anger, sexual abuse, addiction, panic attacks, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, school/college transitions, domestic violence situations, school avoidance, and ADHD.


Claire specializes in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, & Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

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Contact Me

21 Willow Pond Way 

Suite 201

Penfield, NY 14526

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