I'm a husband, father of six young children, and board-certified pediatrician in Lincoln, Nebraska.
My patients and I thrive in a personalized, relaxed atmosphere, where I can take time to get to know them and answer all their little and big questions. I love being a text message away from helping a new dad facing his baby's first fever or a seasoned mom who needs tips for dealing with her middle schooler’s behavior.
Frontier Pediatric Care is where compassion, accessibility, and continuity combine to ensure individualized, high-quality care for your child.
Clara is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with a passion for supporting healthy families.
“I started my career working as a nursing assistant, and later worked in the intensive care unit as a registered nurse prior to obtaining my Doctor of Nursing Practice from Creighton University. I chose my family nurse practitioner specialty to be able to support individuals of all ages. I believe that mental health is inherently connected to our physical health, and enjoy working with children and adolescents to care for their mental well-being. To that end, I also hold a certification from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. I am also certified as a lactation counselor by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.
Working to address health disparities is an essential part of my practice, and has shaped my career. My clinical experience includes emergency medicine as well as primary and mental health care in a federally qualified health center. I studied Spanish throughout my education, and am proud to serve families in both English and Spanish, because I believe the relationships we build with families helps empower them to live healthy lives.”
My passion has always been helping to support children, adolescents, and families. Whether they have experienced life stressors, suffer from mental illness, witnessed or experienced trauma, or need a safe place to express and understand their feelings, I strive to help them heal, learn, grow, and feel supported.
I have been in the mental health field, providing counseling and conducting research for the past 12 years. I use a variety of therapies to help individuals and their families, such as Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and approaches from other types. I have experience counseling individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma-related disorders, and impulse control/anger management. I am particularly passionate about play therapy and how to meet the needs of children and adolescents by using their natural means of responding to the environment.
My educational background includes a MA in Clinical Psychology. I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP). Additionally, I have obtained certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
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