Claudia Coleman, MSW, LICSW
My approach is non judgemental, client-centered, and collaborative — aimed at providing a space where you feel free to openly express yourself as we explore and unpack the questions, dynamics, and experiences that brought you into therapy with genuine curiosity.
I am an LICSW working here in Minneapolis, MN on Dakota land. I received my MSW from Smith College School of Social Work, and am licensed and practicing in both Minnesota and Massachusetts. I received my post-graduate training through two separate, two year fellowships in psychoanalytic theory and psychodynamic practice; one at The Psychotherapy Institute of Back Bay (PIBB) and another at Human Relation Services (HRS) in Boston, MA. In addition to that, I have completed a two year couples and family therapy training program at the The Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England (PCFINE). Most recently, I have completed my yoga and meditation teacher training program at the YCR in Minneapolis, and I am certified in Psychodynamic Supervision and have completed my training at the Smith College School for Social Work through their Continuing Education program.
My work is strongly influenced by psychoanalytic theory in combination with a commitment to social justice by emphasizing intersectional, anti-oppressive, spiritual and multicultural frameworks. I also incorporate yoga, expressive arts, play therapy, and somatic therapy to provide other mediums in which my clients can communicate and heal. I am interested in working with all ages and appreciate working with all different types of folks, families, and couples. I also work as a clinical supervisor at Emerge providing both individual and group supervision.