Claire Gau,MA, LPCC-S, LICDC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor,
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

Site Location:

Clinical Interests:
Trauma, Addictions/Dual Diagnosis, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Anxiety and Depression, Human Trafficking, Parenting, Marriage and Relationships, Pastors and their families, Self-esteem, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Women’s Issues

Population Served:
Geriatric, Adults, Adolescents

Eastern Michigan University, BS – Therapeutic Recreation
Concordia University, BA – Psychology Religion
Liberty University, MA – Professional Counseling

Clinical Trainings, Certifications & Professional Memberships:
Independently-licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
Certified Trauma Practitioner designation from The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (not current)
Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Nurturing Parenting
Dual Diagnosis
Motivational Interviewing
Sand Tray
Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model
Specific training in Early Childhood Mental Health Intervention and Maternal Depression
Various trainings pertaining to human trafficking survivors
EMDR trained
Memory Reconsolidation
EFT – Emotionally Focused Therapy
“Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional Certification” training with Evergreen Certification
Formational Prayer Training
Memory Reconsolidation Training

Emerge & Community Involvement:
Music leader for worship teams
Music Therapy for local nursing homes
Pet Therapy with residential geriatrics facilities
Years of hands-on training as a pastor’s daughter and later as a pastor’s wife

Due to a local winter storm warning, Emerge Counseling Ministries will be closed Friday, January 19th and will reopen pending improved weather conditions. We are offering telehealth appointments only pending the clinician’s availability to do so.