claire palmer

At the heart of therapy, regardless of the modality and techniques used, lies the relationship between two human beings. This essential common denominator is why I consider having a good fit with my clients to be so valuable. Here’s a little more about me:

I consider humor and hope to be some of the defining characteristics of my personality. These qualities often shine through in my sessions with clients. I often attempt to infuse our explorations with elements of creativity and curiosity, two things I believe to be curative salves for the soul. My aim is to help you find new ways of looking at, relating to and holding the painful experiences that come with being alive.

I was born and have lived most of my life in Houston, Texas. I moved to Austin after completing my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Previous work experience includes The San Marcos Treatment Center, The Houston OCD Program, Capital OCD & Anxiety Practice and the renowned Menninger Clinic.

I work mostly with young professionals who are experiencing anxiety/depression surrounding a lack of direction, a turbulent relationship to the self, difficulty adulting, insecure relationships to those around them or those who are looking to deepen the coping skills that are available to them. I often use Acceptance & Commitment Therapy as a framework to help clients address these issues.

When I’m not working I’m probably reading on my porch, practicing yoga and meditation, making art or exploring the Greenbelt.

Please visit my personal website listed at the bottom of this page to learn more about my personality and my style!