Ann Claw, JD, MA, LPC, co-created Healing Soldiers, Inc. to help male and female veterans, their partner, and their family heal from the emotional wounds of war for peace to fully return.

Ann ClawAnn has taken Vietnam Veterans back to Vietnam for trauma resolution.

Her experience encompasses supervisory work with internationally known child psychiatrist, Dr. Foster Cline. Ann draws on 20 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy as a private practitioner, author, educator, and international workshop facilitator. She was the founder and executive director of Children First, Inc., a nonprofit healing center for children and families on the Tohono O’odham Nation, which combined Western and Native American healing practices. She has helped bring healing and connection to individuals, families, and communities.

Ann’s extensive professional education includes training in psychodrama and experiential therapy from Onsite Workshops, founded by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse.

Ann is the founder of Connections Workshops, which provides intensive workshops for trauma and addictions. She conducts lectures at Canyon Ranch Resort on health and healing.

Ann earned a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling with an emphasis on addictive disorders. She also holds a degree in law. Ann lives in Tucson, Arizona and Tsaile, Arizona.

Ann is the author of the children’s book, “The Snow Lion: a Spiritual Journey” (available at

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