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Clara Janis, LMSW, MPA, MEd

Clara Janis, LMSW, MPA, MEd

I work with individuals and couples to move passed some of the mental blocks and barriers that are standing in the way of day-to-day or long-term wellbeing. I believe that deeply held feelings of shame and guilt can prevent people from leading more fulfilling lives. I help patients to view themselves with compassion and acceptance through mindfulness. I have an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, somatic, and narrative modalities. I partner with adults and couples who may be experiencing a wide variety of symptoms like anxiety, depression, addiction, problems resulting from ADHD, and stress, or people seeking more joy and confidence in their lives and relationships. 

I help patients to view themselves with compassion and acceptance through mindfulness. 

I am currently working exclusively with couples and adults (30s and older) who are encountering barriers or stagnation in their lives. I specialize in working with adults with ADHD, those who are experiencing difficult life transitions, or people with recent or childhood trauma. I draw on my past experience working with a broad range of clients including adolescents, families, individuals and couples in community clinic settings, private practice, and school settings. I have a background in public education and public policy, specifically focusing on emotional health and trauma-informed care in the school system. I co-founded a high school in NYC for teens in the child welfare system and have worked closely with many of the New York City and state’s most disenfranchised youth and their caretakers.

My family and I split our time between Dutchess County and Brooklyn and I see patients both virtually and in-person. I believe that connection to nature has deeply healing powers that help ground our bodies and minds in intuition and grace. I am delighted to be working with Upstate Therapy and look forward to working with you.

Clara's Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addiction

  • ADHD

  • Childhood Trauma

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