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Claudia J. Combs-Wise

Claudia J. Combs-Wise, LMSW - Offering Telehealth


Clinical Social Worker

I am a caregiver by nature and I support individuals to grow emotionally and spiritually, at their own pace. Our authentic self is within each of us, waiting to blossom. My role as a therapist is to promote self-determination by supporting you to look inward for ways to find solutions to perceived barriers to attaining life goals.

I have been practicing in the mental health profession since I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from The University of Michigan, 1977. I am licensed as both a Clinical and Macro Social Worker and am experienced in both the administrative and clinical areas of mental health.


  • Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Pet Loss and Grief
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues

Other Practice Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Individual Adults 18+
  • Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse


  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy 
  • EMDR
  • Holistic psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Strengths-Based
  • Client-Centered

Certificates and Training:

  • EMDR
  • Certified EAGALA MH Specialist
  • NASW-MI trained in supervision of LMSWs/LLMSWs and MSW students

Boards and Associations:

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Association of Clinical Social Workers (ACSW)
  • Co-Chair of NASW-MI Human Animal Bond Group
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • Adjunct Faculty through University of Michigan’s and Michigan State University’s School of Social Work

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