Claire Alexander, MS, LPCC

Claire Alexander, MS, LPCC

Therapist Education

Post Master’s Training: Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy 
Master’s Degree: Minnesota State University Mankato 
Bachelor’s Degree:  University of Nebraska Omaha 
Licensure: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 

Claire Alexander joined PrairieCare in December of 2022 serving as an outpatient therapist at the Mankato location. After graduating from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2018, Claire began her work in the outpatient setting and in school-linked mental health, working with the children in the 0-5 age range, but also with adolescents as well as their families. She supported them while they dealt with challenges like anxiety, depression, or grief, but more specifically her specialty, trauma and parent-child relationships. 

Claire has specific training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) that she uses throughout her outpatient work. In PCIT, Claire works on building the relationship between a child and parent, helping them connect and then transition to affective disciplining. CPP is a specialized trauma modality for younger children, ages 3-7, that focuses on supporting family relationships and healing/growing after stressful experiences.  

Away from work, Claire enjoys swimming, going to sporting events, and walking her dogs.

Special Clinical Interests
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Athlete Mental Health
  • Attachment
  • Early Childhood
  • Families
  • Grief
  • Impulsivity
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Trauma
Additional Info
  • Adolescents
  • Children