LCMHCA, CRC, RYT-200
Claire is dually licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Claire earned her Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Claire provides therapy to adults, adolescents, and couples with primary focuses in anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, body image concerns, women’s issues, relationship issues, conflict management, spirituality, and work/life transitions. She also has experience working with eating disorders at the inpatient level from the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders at UNC Chapel Hill, where she completed her practicum and internship during graduate school.
Her therapeutic approach is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and person-centered. Claire draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients address their own unique needs and goals. Her work with couples draws from the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. As a registered yoga teacher, she takes a holistic approach to therapy that considers the whole person when addressing mental health concerns. Her time as a yoga teacher has enriched her work as a clinician, and she enjoys helping clients connect the mind and body through somatic approaches such as mindfulness, meditation, and breath-work when appropriate. Claire is affirming of all genders and sexualities and is a Health at Every Size (HAES) informed clinician.
Claire places the therapeutic relationship at the core of her practice, with an emphasis on warmth, honesty, resiliency, and collaboration. She is passionate about helping people create and find meaning while leading fulfilled, empowered lives.