Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Clare adheres to a collaborative approach with her clients and emphasizes the value of incorporating family and outside supports whenever possible. Clare regards her clients as resilient experts on their lives and struggles. She believes that with support and guidance, clients have the ability to push through life’s challenges and come out the other side stronger than before.
Clare incorporates a variety of strategies to assist clients with managing concerns, including mindfulness techniques and the development of coping skills aimed at assisting clients in finding healthy outlets for managing emotional distress. Clare provides counseling services to clients of all ages and enjoys family work. She assists clients with a variety of concerns, including: trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, relationship issues and divorce/separation, substance use/dual diagnosis, and stress and adjustment issues.
Clare has worked in the mental health field for 6 years, in a variety of treatment settings including: inpatient mental health/detox, adolescent residential, and outpatient private practice setting. Clare’s experience in the hospital setting has illustrated the strong connection between mental illness and addiction. Clare adheres to a harm reduction model in her work with clients whom are struggling to manage addiction and self-medication concerns and emphasizes the development of healthy coping strategies in her work with dual diagnosis clients. Clare has experience with crisis management and assisting clients through challenges with hopelessness and suicidal thoughts.
Clare’s work in the counseling field has allowed her to see the value of family and community support, which have become central to her work. She views connection and communication within the family systems as essential for making lasting changes and an essential part of healthy child development. In addition, Clare’s counseling experience working with adolescent females in a residential treatment setting has offered insights into the unique challenges faced by adolescents in today’s world. This has led to a passion for empowering youth in developing healthy self-esteem and self-concept and appropriate personal boundaries. Clare regards herself as an LGBTQ+ friendly therapist.
As a clinician, Clare employs a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and narrative therapy approaches and enjoys employing art and experiential therapy activities in her work with children and teens. She employs a family systems approach and aims to incorporate families in treatment whenever possible. Clare completed her Masters of Science in Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training in the state of Wisconsin.
In her free time, Clare enjoys all things Disney and spending time with her family. She enjoys yoga, reading, and time outdoors with her dog.