Claudia Ortega
Staff Therapist


Claudia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker born and raised in southeast LA and an Oxy Alumna. Claudia received her BA in Psychology and her MSW from the University of Southern California. Claudia identifies as Latinx/Chicanx and aspires to honor all of her clients' and students' unique identities and experiences with compassion and empathy. Claudia has a background in community mental health, working primarily with BPIOC children, families and adults throughout Los Angeles. Some areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and life changes. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused CBT, which are therapeutic approaches that support one in recognizing the connection between their mental health, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. She strives to create a safe therapeutic space that gently helps guide clients and students to their healing. Claudia's self-care routine includes spending time with her family, chosen-family and dog, dancing, painting, traveling, and watching/going to sporting events.