Claire Schulz Bergman, LCSW

Claire Schulz Bergman, MSSW, LCSW

Claire Schulz Bergman, LCSW

Claire Schulz Bergman is a psychotherapist with over 20 years of working in the mental health field and wellness industry. She helps her clients focus on themselves, their lives and how they want to live it. Humans are powerful and Claire believes that with intention we can create the life we want.

Claire’s approach to therapy is a hybrid of traditional talk therapy and life coaching. Through her work with clients, she helps them identify goals and uncover barriers that stand in the way of healing. She believes in the power of mindfulness, meditation, journaling, movement, and other self-care practices that reduce overall stress in one’s life.

Claire focuses on the whole person, incorporating all areas of wellness; mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, environmental, and social.

Claire specializes in working with both individuals and couples who are experiencing  anxiety, stress, lifestyle changes (from new parents to empty nesting, location, job, and relationship changes), feelings of being stuck, infertility, adoption, serious health diagnoses, grief and loss, body image issues, and improving overall health and wellness.

Her current passions include working with individuals (of all ages but especially midlife) who are facing major life transitions, who feel out of balance or stuck in their life and want to make lasting change. She has a special interest in integrating her experience in the health and wellness industry with her background as a therapist to assist clients in meeting their goals.


Claire received her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, in the state of Wisconsin. Claire maintains regular clinical supervision and professional development to enhance her learning as well as the quality of her work.


Having over two decades of experience in mental health and wellness, Claire is highly skilled in working with diverse people of all backgrounds. In addition to working at Hillary Counseling, Claire works with individuals and families as a social worker and director of a small, private adoption agency. She has previous experiences at large hospital and clinic settings, working with individuals, families, and groups.

Claire also holds an extensive background in the health and fitness industry teaching several group fitness formats. She’s an avid endurance athlete and has completed many marathons and cycling events and most recently completed the Wisconsin Ironman in 2021.

Claire has completed training in:

  • Certified Adoption Competency Mental Health Specialist
  • Certified Grief Counselor
  • Certified 200 Hour RYT Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Pilates and Cycling Instructor
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Mindfulness Coach

Have a question? Ready to schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation?


Claire Schulz Bergman, LCSW

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hillary Counseling
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 477-2320


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting Issues (new parents to empty nesters)
  • Women Issues and Women in Mid-Life
  • Minfulness
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adoption
  • Health Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • LGBTQ+

Other reasons you might seek my support would be to:

  • Make changes to uplevel your health and have guidance and support in doing so
  • Find balance in all aspects of health (because health is more than just diet and exercise)
  • Gain clarity with an unexpected pregnancy or infertility
  • Feel more connected and engaged in life
  • Create a movement or exercise practice
  • Gain support and education on a newly diagnosed health condition and you’d like to learn how to live successfully with it
  • Increase understanding about your core values and make decisions that are aligned with them
  • Intentionally design the next stage of your life, as you are going through a major transition and would like to learn how to thrive

“What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver