Claire Palmer

Licensed Professional Counselor

Registered Yoga Teacher 

A native of Houston, Texas,  I earned my master's degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston - Clear Lake.  My working experiences providing mental health therapy to clients at San Marcos Treatment Center,  the Houston OCD Program, the renowned Menninger Clinic and most recently COAP have helped shape the modalities I practice today.  

 

In most cases I find that using Acceptance and Commitment  Therapy (ACT) is a useful framework to help guide myself and my clients, but recognize that a combination of methodologies may be most effective.  I do firmly believe that taking a holistic (mind, body, energy) approach to therapy provides more balanced healing.  I work mostly with adult individuals and also enjoy facilitating process groups and educational workshops.  

I became a yoga teacher in July, 2020 after completing a 10 month, 200 hour teacher training with Practice Yoga Austin.  Yoga is mindfulness in action and has helped me get to know myself and love myself more.  I am an avid believer in the healing powers of yoga and would be happy to incorporate it into your treatment journey if you are interested.  

In my free time I enjoy yoga, practicing mindfulness meditation, outdoor adventures and using art as therapy in many different mediums including crafting, gardening and cooking.