Maryam Abdallah, MSW, LMSW 

Therapeutic Style: 

Claudia Avila-Lopez is a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals of all ages. She provides therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, and other issues related to day-to-day life. She is trained in levels I & II of EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and really enjoys seeing the positive results in the populations she serves. She is empathetic and likes to empower people to become the best version of their selves.

Educational History: 

Claudia received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 2003 from Belmont University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2010.


Claudia has worked with both Spanish and English-speaking individuals. She has experience working with victims of crime, domestic abuse, and sexual assault as well as other trauma-related issues. She is trained in EMDR levels I &II and has 11 years of experience working with this modality.

Populations of Interest: 

As an immigrant herself Claudia understands the barriers and difficulties that immigrants face that may lead to depression, anxiety, trauma as well as other issues. Claudia is interested in working with immigrants of all ages who are struggling with these issues but is also interested in working with English-speaking individuals who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and other issues.

Favorite Self-Care: 

Claudia enjoys going on trips with her husband and kids, going on walks with friends, talking with people she loves, and listening to music.


Claudia’s hobbies are spending time with her kids and husband, playing with her dog, socializing with friends and family, traveling, and learning about other foods and cultures.


Claudia’s strengths are being able to understand/see life in different perspectives as a result of being multicultural. Also being compassionate, empathetic and passionate about her work and serving her community.