Claire Riesenberg


About Me

Claire Riesenberg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C. She has 7 years of experience partnering with individuals and families facing life stressors, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and substance use.

With Claire as your counselor, she builds a rapport that is genuine, thoughtful, and collaborative. She will facilitate your work together with a sharp memory, emotional intelligence, and clinical nimbleness. Claire's practice modalities include Insight-Oriented Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Existentialism and Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment-based CBT.

Prior to BetterHelp, Claire practiced school social work, psychiatric social work, and child welfare social work. Claire received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from The University of Texas at Austin, where she received the Barbara White Scholarship for Excellence in Social Work Education and Leadership, and graduated with highest honors. Claire received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in History of Jewish Civilization.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #LC50081565 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by D.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Claire for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Claire is short of amazing! I truly appreciate everything she does!

Written by D.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Claire for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

I was very nervous about the whole process before I started but Claire let me choose which method best suited me. Now I could not be more relaxed. Claire and myself have an open, relaxed chat about my issue and I have made progress I never thought possible.
Thank you Claire.