Claire specializes in helping clients navigate the grief/loss process, women’s issues, and phase of life concerns, including career transitions. Claire also enjoys working with clients from vocational ministry and cross-cultural backgrounds.
She completed a residency program at the Barnabas Center in Richmond and holds a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte with honors. Prior to her graduate work, Claire earned a B.A. in Health Communication from James Madison University (Go Dukes!). She is a member in good standing with the American Counseling Association.
Claire has worked with college students in a university counseling center as well as adolescents, adults, and families in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. In addition to her clinical experience, Claire has served for years in a variety of domestic and international ministry roles with children, teens, and young adults.
Claire leans on interpersonal, internal family systems, and narrative therapeutic approaches as the foundation of her work and uses cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused techniques to help clients move through the change process. She is passionate about helping clients connect with God in the midst of struggle.
Claire lives in Richmond with her husband and three children and enjoys spending time outside with family and friends as well as reading a good book and working on a writing project or two.