Clara will begin seeing clients in May 2021. Call 512-994-2500 or email to secure a spot on her schedule. 

Graduate Counseling Intern

Supervised by Jill Baumgarner, LPC

Clara Hayes

Clara works from an attachment lens and believes that the need for safe, nurturing relationships extends far beyond childhood. She seeks to help her clients, both individuals and couples, access fulfilling relationships of all kinds through every stage of life. Clara is sex positive, body positive, LGBTQ affirming, and works with both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships. Clara believes that by grounding oneself in their own identity and needs, individuals can better express and access those needs in relationship with others.


Clara works with the various ways we experience suffering, whether it be through anxiety, depression, trauma, or other hardship. She firmly believes that reaching out for help is an act of bravery, and is here to meet clients wherever they’re at. Clara enjoys integrating 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 currently working towards her master’s in counseling at St. Edward’s University. With her knowledge ever-expanding, she remains open to learning new theories and methods for meeting her client’s needs. Outside of class, Clara is currently studying Emotionally Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


Clara is supervised by Jill Baumgarner, LPC.