Clara Donaldson, EDS, LCPC

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Clara Donaldson, a couples counselor in Chicago, views couples counseling as a tool to learn about your relationship and gain strategies to be the best partner you can be. Couples counseling does not have to be a negative experience, and can bring about growth if one is willing to change their thought processes and actions.

Clara attempts to foster a collaborative and safe environment for clients to share their experiences. She combines the latest research and techniques with a compassionate therapeutic style to help you work towards your goals as a couple.

Clara is open to working with individuals and couples suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. In therapy she stresses the importance of openness, being non-judgmental, self-acceptance, and committing to action. She grounds her approach to couples counseling through the latest evidence-based theories such as the Gottman Method, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), and the work of Esther Perel.

Clara received her Educational Specialist degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Clara also holds a degree in Violin Performance from Northwestern University and is passionate about counseling other artists and musicians in Chicago.

Please click here for more information about the pricing of Clara’s sessions. She accepts insurance as well as out of pocket payment for sessions.