Claire Gavalia, MSW RSW


Online Therapy

About Me

I have a passion for working with parents who see their child is struggling and want to do everything they can to help, children and teens who are struggling with big behaviors and intense feelings, and children and teens who have been hurt by adults in their life. I focus on working with trauma and trauma related symptoms such as anxiety, depression, ODD, suicidal thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks including dissociative processes and dissociative identity disorder in children and teens. I am completing my play therapy training for certification through Maritime Play Therapy Center and I am receiving regular consultation with a Certified Play Therapist Supervisor. In addition, I am an EMDR Child Specialist and I continue to take advanced EMDR and other trainings so I can best support you and your child.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Alberta College of Social Workers Canadian Association of Play Therapy EMDR Canada

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)


  • English