Claire Palmer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Yoga Teacher in Austin, TX. She works with young professionals who are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, stress or OCD. 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 works inside the framework of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. This evidence-based offshoot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 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 distance from these 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 (nature-based) techniques to enhance the therapeutic experience.
Claire offers a variety of 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.
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
Claire Palmer is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 6 years
Arrive Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor/Owner, 2020 - Present
Louis Laves Webb & Associates, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2018 - 2020
COAP, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, 2016 - 2018
Houston OCD Program, Residential Counselor, 2014 - 2016
The Menninger Clinic, Internship, 2015 - 2016
University of Houston - Clear Lake, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2016