Welcome to Leveraging Adversity. My name is Claire Nana, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in one thing: Turning adversity on its head. That’s right, taking the bad — even horrific events — that happen to you, and learning how to use them like a springboard to propel you forward.
Having spent twelve years as a clinical therapist, and many more recovering from my own traumatic experience — a father murdered, and an incarcerated mother — I have dedicated my life to researching and practicing what is now known as Post-Traumatic Growth.
What is Post-Traumatic Growth you ask? It is the modality of therapy that posits that devastating — and even seismic traumas — can also lead to profound growth.
So prepare yourself, because on this website I will be discussing the fundamental concepts and implications of post-traumatic growth, detailing the five domains, and teaching you how to leverage adversity such that you can take any setbacks that come your way and simply…get stronger.