“Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.”
– Dr. Bruce Perry
Claire Diamonstein, MSW
University of Denver, Master of Social Work
Currently licensed in Maryland.
Child and Adolescent Concerns (Self Esteem, Emotional and Behavioral Concerns, Peer Issues), Trauma, Life Adversity, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting and Family Issues, Relationship Strengthening
I have worked with a wide range of clients, from young children to adults, and in a variety of settings including in-home, schools, and community mental health centers. I recently relocated from Denver, CO where I worked for a community mental health center as a school-based therapist providing individual, group, and family therapy to elementary and middle schoolers. Most of my work with children and adolescents involves weaving together art, play, and movement with traditional talk therapy. Working in schools allowed me to express my passion for working with younger populations and understand the importance of therapy for children, as I witnessed the overwhelming impact that early intervention had on the trajectory of a child’s social and cognitive competence.
I have also had the privilege of working as an In-Home therapist, where I provided family-based, trauma-informed therapeutic services to individuals experiencing various behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs. It was in this role that I developed a passion for providing comprehensive, collaborative, and trauma-informed therapy to those who have experienced trauma, family conflict, and/or general life adversity. I learned the importance of developing a strong, therapeutic relationship with my clients and their families in order to facilitate positive growth and change.