Claire van Ogtrop, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Voice mail: (814) 234-3464 extension 2

Contact info: By 24 hour voicemail

I received my master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 1995, and have been a therapist since that time.  I have been in private practice in State College since 2006.

My approach to therapy is diverse; I tend to practice from primarily interpersonal and psychodynamic perspectives.  I see my role as provider of a safe and supportive environment in which to help individuals become more aware of the multiple aspects of themselves.  A main component of the therapy consists of understanding how each person's 'story' impacts who they are, and affects the difficulties they presently face.  Clients are encouraged to consider their readiness for change as well as options for change that are both meaningful and realistic to them.
 
Specialties: Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Trauma, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Identity Concerns, Women's Issues