Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Associate
Supervised by Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Clara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate who sees relationships and individuals experiencing issues of identity, sexuality, depression, and anxiety.
Whether it's through trauma or other hardships, many of her clients have learned that being present in their bodies and with their emotions is not always a safe place to be. Together, they work to overcome the past and find fulfillment in the present moment once again.
Clara works with couples and polyamorous relationships that would like to deepen their sense of connection, their ability to repair from conflict, and form a stronger bond. Even the strongest relationships suffer from periods of distance, past traumas interfering with connection, and recurring patterns that keep us dissatisfied and frustrated.
Her relational work extends to individuals as well. If you're grappling with anxiety or fear about entering a new relationship, feeling dissatisfied with your patterns of relating, or find yourself consistently drawn to a certain "type," Clara is here to help you discover what's true to you.
In her sex therapy specialty, she has experience with desire mismatch, sexual trauma, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, low libido, asexuality, and more.
Approach to Counseling
Clara uses Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques to deepen your understanding of your emotional experience and the experience of the people who are important to you. With better understanding of how you feel, you can more easily communicate those emotions and what you are needing from your relationships.
Clara understands that who you are is more than the thoughts you have. Your mind, body, and spirit are all a part of who you are as a whole human. Using Somatic Therapy techniques, you will bring awareness to how the feelings in your body relate to your emotions. Clara integrates mindfulness practices in session to help clients access a sense of safety in their bodies and feel a greater sense of ease in everyday life.
Clara is sex positive, LGBTQ affirming, and works with both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships. Clara aims to hold a safe space for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC individuals.
Clara takes a non-shaming, non-judgmental approach to therapy, and believes that feeling safe with your counselor is integral to your growth.
Clara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Associate with a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University
Therapy Fees and Availability
Clara works with individuals and relationships
50-minute session: $125
80-minute session: $200
Available for sessions in our office and online
Evening sessions available
***Accepting new clients***