Claire Tollefsrud MS

INDEPENDENTLY PRE-LICENSED COUNSELOR & OWNER OF SUMMERWOOD COUNSELING


Hello! I am a pre-licensed Counselor working toward LPCC licensure in the state of Minnesota. I like finding people’s strengths and I make it a point to meet people where they’re at. We may spend time developing coping strategies, understanding the self, and finding motivation to change as we work through issues which may concern you. I tend to view situations through a systems-based perspective, which explores relational and attachment issues that may be impacting daily interactions. I am certified in Trauma-Focused CBT. This type of therapy focuses on helping people identify unhelpful thought patterns and distorted beliefs. My goal is to empower clients on their path toward better mental health. I am interested in working with teens, LGBTQIA+ individuals, adults, couples, and families. 

Claire is supervised by Jaqueline Kelly-Faddler LPCC.


Some of the areas I have experience and training in are:
Adjustment/Transitions, Attachment, Anxiety/Stress, CBT, TF-CBT, Gottman Couples Training, Depression, Emotion Dysregulation and Mood Disorders, Family Conflict/Changes, Grief/Loss, LGBTQIA+, Motivational Interviewing, Self-Exploration/Self-Esteem, Strengths-focused, Telemedicine & Trauma.