Dr. Claudia Shields
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, and French
Dr. Claudia Owens Shields is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in Multicultural Community Psychology. She is an associate professor and the former Chair of the Clinical Psy.D. Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Shields also served for 12 years as the Director of Clinical Training at Antioch University, Los Angeles, and has been teaching clinical psychology at the graduate level for 24 years¸ emphasizing issues of racial justice, oppression and human diversity.
She has taught graduate-level courses in clinical and diagnostic interviewing, clinical diagnosis, substance abuse, treatment planning, family therapy, professional development, and diversity.
In her private practice, Dr. Shields serves individuals who are coping with the psychological effects of societal stressors, such as homophobia and racism, and resulting depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
She has worked extensively with the Azusa Unified School District and the Azusa Police Department on hate crime prevention, and suicide prevention through community and school-based interventions. She developed a program designed to reduce suicide among members of LGBTQ populations, by addressing homophobia and heterosexism. Dr. Shields has received commendations from the Mayor of Los Angeles, California’s Governor and was named, by the Century City Chamber of Commerce, as a Woman of Achievement.
301 N. Prairie Avenue, Suite 510
Inglewood, CA 90301
Administration: (310) 258-9737
Fax: (310) 258-9650
©2021 Open Paths Counseling Center. All Rights Reserved.