Claire Palius (she/her)

Claire joined the Dream Team as a Clinical Manager in August 2022. She is originally from Louisville, Colorado. She has a Master of Social Work from Metropolitan State University and a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology & Sociology from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Claire is a proud member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Colorado.

Claire has experience as a classroom teacher through the Denver Public School’s Math Fellow program, was an Americorps Member at City Year, and has extensive experience as a mental health professional and school social worker as well as a private practice therapist.

Claire brings a level of authenticity to her work, daily and is passionate about advocating for equal education for all and normalizing mental health every day in order to provide a safe space for youth to comfortably voice their struggles. Claire is excited to be on the Dream Team and work alongside other creative and passionate team members.

In her free time, Claire enjoys playing volleyball and kickball, reading, baking, and doing arts and crafts.

You can reach Claire at cpalius@cihadf.org