I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Health Coach through the American Council for Exercise (ACE). I specialize in helping men and women break out of old patterns, including those involving diet and exercise, in order to feel more confident, energetic and happy. I emphasize the food-mood connection and am passionate about the strong proven relationship between nutrition and mental health. I am an expert at helping people overcome emotional and psychological barriers to physical health and weight goals, as well assessing techniques for evaluated a client's unique nutritional needs, and counseling them throughout the process of nutritional change. I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected, and work with you to develop and implement long-term sustainable changes.
My back round working with diverse populations in hospitals, schools, community settings and private practice, has given me the skills and experience necessary to effectively treat individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, life transition, emotional wellness, and personal growth, while addressing the relationship between what they eat, the way they think, feel and interact with the world . I practice from a cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and strengths-based model. I believe that the client therapist relationship is a partnership which involves ongoing collaboration to ensure mutual understanding and effectiveness.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #C006236 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Claire is very patient and understanding. It was my first time doing therapy and she helped guide the sessions and was very resourceful and easy to talk to.
Claire is lovely approachable and friendly. She listens well and made me feel very comfortable from the beginning. Thanks Claire.
Claire is attentive, kind, nonjudgmental, but also very intuitive and clearly experienced at reading people. She strikes the balance of helpful yet not patronizing, and is a part of my week I look forward to instead of feeling like it’s “work”.
Talks with Claire are like having conversations with a friend only the feedback you get is soo helpful. I feel like we only need to talk about something once and everything she responds back makes EVERYTHING just make sense, which in turn helps other issues we haven't even talked about. She is so quick to respond without a beat to what you said- definitely professional and knows her stuff.
Thank you for helping me with life decisions.