Claire received her Master’s in Counseling from The University of North Texas specializing in Play Therapy. During her time at UNT, she worked with children struggling with attachment concerns, aggression, anxiety, and behavioral concerns. Additionally, she has experience working with people across the lifespan struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction.
Claire is passionate about children and helping them express themselves through their play. Kiddos struggle expressing big emotions and often don’t have the words or cognitive understanding to verbally communicate their needs. Play therapy helps give children a space they can process their emotions in a way that is developmentally appropriate.
She also has training in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), and works to incorporate applicable skills and lessons during parent consults to help strengthen parents’ understanding and connection with their kiddos.
Claire’s counseling approach is humanistic and client-centered. She wants the client to lead their sessions and be an active participant in their healing. She focuses on the counseling relationship and creating a warm and safe space for clients. “My theoretical approach is client-centered, focusing on the counseling relationship and self-exploration. I view every client as individual capable of growth, change, and healing. I give the client the space to bring in what is weighing on them so we can process their thoughts and feelings together.”