Independent Practitioner

Claudia Pina

Claudia Pina, LCSW, LADC

A warm, genuine and compassionate demeanor characterizes Claudia’s approach. She creates a supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere where clients can learn to embrace emotions, challenge defeating thoughts and explore life experiences in order to make sense of their dissatisfaction. Claudia works by utilizing effective strategies to assist clients in cultivating greater confidence in their abilities, self-esteem, in creating richer relationships with partners and children, and acquiring more emotional balance and health.

Claudia provides psychotherapy services to adults, couples, families and older adolescents seeking treatment for a range of concerns including drug and alcohol use, lasting effects from trauma, depression, anxiety, sexual and physical abuse, life transitions, women’s issues, codependency and relapse prevention. Claudia has worked extensively in community mental health clinics, inpatient substance abuse units and private practice. She specializes in treating individuals who have experienced trauma and women struggling with addiction.

Claudia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working in the field of mental health and addiction services for over 10 years. She earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College and completed an extensive postgraduate certification in In-Depth Body Psychotherapy and Subtle Healing Energy at Hartford Family Institute. Claudia’s therapeutic style is largely shaped by a background emphazing psychodynamic theory and holistic interventions that integrate Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, family systems, meditation/mindfulness, guided imagery, art therapy and inner child work.

In addition to her experience providing psychotherapy, Claudia provides training and supervision to license eligible social workers and graduate level social work students.

To make an appointment please contact Claudia at her office by calling 860-778-8142 or by emailing

Each independent practitioner is a sole proprietor of their own private practice. There is no supervisory connection between the Partners, Associates and the Independent Practitioners.