Claudia Pina, LCSW, LADC


Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Families, LGBTQ Issues, PTSD, Stress Management

I began my professional journey in 2003 after earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Joseph College. In the initial years of my career, I served as a clinical case manager, focusing on individuals with dual diagnoses. I pursued my master’s degree at Boston College, completing it in 2008, and continued my work in the realms of substance abuse and mental health.

Throughout my career, I have worked in various capacities, including Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), inpatient treatment, detoxification, and outpatient settings. In 2018, I made a transition to the field of higher education.

I hold dual licensure as a clinical social worker and alcohol and drug counselor, reflecting my expertise in both mental health and substance use issues. Additionally, I contribute to the field as a member of the Board of Directors for the NASW CT Chapter. I have also been involved in supervising Master of Social Work (MSW) students from esteemed institutions such as UConn, Fordham, and USJ, providing mentorship and guidance to the next generation of social work professionals.

Describe your current practice:

Since 2010, I've maintained a part-time private practice, offering therapeutic support to individuals aged 16 and older dealing with a wide array of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, and more. Alongside my private practice, I work full-time with college-aged students at a local university, specializing in brief solution-focused therapy, crisis intervention, and case management.

My therapeutic approach is deeply influenced by body-centered/somatic techniques, parts work, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and relational therapy. I have a particular interest in assisting survivors of trauma, developmental injuries, and attachment-related issues.

This diverse background equips me with a comprehensive understanding of various mental health challenges. My expertise lies in creating a supportive and empowering therapeutic space, where I combine traditional and innovative methods to help individuals navigate their emotional struggles and foster personal growth.

Where did you get your MSW?
Boston College

What was your area of concentration?
Clinical Social Work

What continuing education activities have you been involved in during the past year?

In Depth Body Centered Psychotherapy
DMHAS Annual LGBTQIA+ Conference
Janina Fisher's Trauma Certification Course (1st phase)
NASW Annual Conference
Brief Intervention Therapy

Supervision Fees:

Address where the supervision will take place:

West Hartford, CT and Telehealth


Website (if available):

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