Ducks Over the Lake

CLAUDE'S STORY

Claude L. King obtained his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from The Adler School of Professional Psychology. Prior to completing his graduate degree, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Claude completed the 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.


Claude’s early clinical experiences were at The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School in Hyde Park as a residential counselor and Rock River Academy and Residential Center, in Rockford, as a Program Therapist. Claude was a therapist at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago for nearly three years providing therapy for children, adolescents, and parents in the child-welfare system. During this time, Claude serviced clients with complex traumas which included extensive histories of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Currently Claude works at Children’s Research Triangle providing individual and group therapy services for high school kids experiencing complex trauma on the south and west side of Chicago.


Claude takes a client-centered approach to therapy and meets his clients where they are at. Claude’s use of humor, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard allows him to easily break down barriers which creates a safe place for his clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.