Claire Helena Byers
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Claire Helena Byers

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Massachusetts therapists on Zencare.

Updated February 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Mind-body connection
  • Child mental health
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Claire Byers is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in MA who works with children and adults.

Her approach draws from her training in the Somatic practice of Focusing combined with Expressive Arts Therapy and viewing life from the lens of an Artist. By inviting and embodying curiosity, playfulness and gentle grace, she supports her clients in accessing a broader, more loving view of themselves combined with a deeper intimacy with their experiences.

Many of her clients are at a significant transition in their lives. Claire has observed the value of helping them slow down, be still, and attend to the hidden or previously obscured layers of themselves that carry the wisdom for next steps.

Passionate about helping people discover the power that can be found in their most vulnerable and hidden parts, Claire invests the time and gentleness required to invite aspects of yourself that are shy and need to move at their own pace. She has experienced great awe and delight in the paradox of healing, that we transform and liberate ourselves by accepting and being exactly who we are.

As a bisexual femme herself, Claire cares deeply about providing a supportive, validating space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to feel seen and heard.

Additionally, she is happy to offer her expertise in Astrology as a lens or tool for growth for those who are interested.

Claire is offering only virtual sessions at this time.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 1pm-5pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Self-Employed, Psychotherapist in Private Practice , 2017 - Present
Action for Boston Community Development, Mental Health Specialist, 2021 - 2022
Riverside Community Care, Outpatient Therapist, 2016 - 2019
Riverside Community Care, School-based Therapist, 2016 - 2019
Learning Seeds, Education Team Lead Practitioner and Content Expert, 2019 - 2019
Riverside Community Care, In-Home Family Therapist, Community Mental Health, 2013 - 2016


Licensure

Massachusetts: 10297


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Claire was so warm, engaged and thoughtful during the consult. Thank you!"
- Zencare client • September 2023