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Claire Palmer

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)- Anxiety - Life transitions- Stress management-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-

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Professional statement

Claire Palmer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Yoga Teacher in Austin, TX. She works with young professionals who are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm and stress. These symptoms may be the result of major life transitions such as entering or exiting the workplace, beginning a new stage in a relationship or having one come to an end. Or perhaps these symptoms are by-products of unworkable strategies like avoidance, self-criticism or perfectionism. Clients who work with Claire often report that they struggle with “adulting” or that their strained relationship with self is getting in the way of their goals. Claire also specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Claire works inside the framework of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. This evidence based modality takes a mindfulness-based approach to changing the way clients relate to their thoughts and emotions – especially the painful ones! You’ll learn how to break down unworkable thoughts and explore the many facets of emotions in order to create a healthy relationship with experiences. From this new viewpoint you can act based on what’s really important to you rather than from a place of fear and avoidance. For clients struggling with OCD the above approach is combined with Exposure & Response Prevention to reduce symptoms.

Claire imbues each session with her strengths of hope, humor and creativity. Her style is interactive and skills-based. Her goal is to help you discover something new during each session. Claire also enjoys incorporating yoga practices and ecotherapy techniques to enhance the therapeutic experience.

Claire offers both telehealth and in-person session options to fit your needs. Therapy can take place via video, in office or while taking a stroll around the complex.

Message to clients

If we decide to partner up on your therapeutic journey my first hope is for you to be able to acknowledge the bravery it takes to be right where you are. My next hope (the big one!) is for you to be able to get to a place in life where you feel whole and integrated. Where you feel free to have open, non-judgmental conversations with each part of who you are – even the parts that you may dislike the most right now. My purpose is to help you feel heard and held along this journey, to be the witness that lets you know you are not alone in your suffering. From this place of courage, integration and compassionate acceptance you will become your own guide on the path towards a rich future full of life, vitality and meaning.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Houston OCD Program, Residential Counselor
The Menninger Clinic, Internship
COAP, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Louis Laves Webb & Associates, Licensed Professional Counselor
Arrive Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor/Owner

University of Houston - Clear Lake, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2016


Texas: 76474




Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) - ACT is a therapeutic modality that is transdiagnostic - meaning it can be used to treat any diagnosis or stressor. It's aim to to help people change the way they relate to the difficult thoughts and emotions they've been struggling with in order to create a values driven life.

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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Currently no evening (5:00 pm or later) availability.


Claire Palmer is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$145 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$90 - $145

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.