Claudia McDowell, LCSW

Practicing Since: 1998

Claudia has over twenty years of experience working with children and families. She utilizes a strength-based perspective to support individuals through the healing journey. Claudia’s practice incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed best practices. She has received advanced training in the areas of trauma, executive functioning skill building, grief counseling, and anxiety. She has experience working with culturally diverse clients and is bilingual in Spanish.

Claudia has her BSW in Social Work from James Madison University and her MSW in Social Work from the University of Georgia. After completing her education, Claudia worked in the field of foster care and adoption for 13 years. For the past 9 years, she has worked as a mental health clinician in a school-based setting. Claudia has been married to her husband for over 20 years. They have three children. In her free time, Claudia enjoys camping, being outdoors, and exploring the National Park system.

Claudia is licensed in Virginia #0904005916.