Claire Wallace, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides services to children, teenagers, and their families. Dr. Wallace is a St. Louis native who received her BS from Vanderbilt University and received her MA and her PhD from the APA accredited Clinical Psychology program at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Wallace completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Wallace’s background is in clinical child psychology, and she has a specialty in working with children and teenagers with chronic medical conditions. She has experience working with conditions such as chronic pain (e.g., headaches/migraines, functional abdominal pain), diabetes, feeding difficulties, cancer, sickle cell disease, organ transplants, craniofacial conditions, epilepsy, and medical trauma, among other conditions. Her interventions use the cognitive-behavioral framework to target concerns that span adherence, adjustment, sleep difficulties, and non-pharmacological pain management.
In addition to treating psychological challenges associated with medical conditions, Dr. Wallace treats children and teenagers with a variety of mood, anxiety, and behavior disorders. Her treatment emphasizes building individuals’ and families’ repertoires of coping skills. Dr. Wallace believes in a strengths-based approach to therapy that empowers children, teenagers, and their families to build on their existing resources and develop a support network for long-term success.
Dr. Wallace welcomes patients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and provides affirmative therapy for clients identifying as sexual or gender minorities.
Dr. Wallace is in-network with Anthem BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare and UMR. Please contact our Client Care Coordinator, Andrea Harpster, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-561-9757 option 1 to see if Dr. Wallace is currently accepting new patients.