Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Claire Fountain is a therapist, yoga instructor, and writer whose honest approach to health embodies the union of authenticity, humanist theory, and everyday practice. Claire's unorthodox and realistic approach to yoga and mental health is grounded in education and experience. Her work focuses on the intersection of well-being, somatic healing, self-worth and the stories we tell ourselves. She is a sex-positive, sexuality/gender/kink affirmative, and lived-experience counselor. Claire's work is informed by narrative, feminist, existential, and psychoanalytical theories to best facilitate what clients might need for their healing journey.
Anxiety Disorders, Coping Skills, Depression, Self Esteem, Trauma - PTSD, Women's Issues, Stress Management, LGBTQ+ Support, Workplace wellness, Domestic Abuse / Violence - Victims support, Eating disorders, Grief, Substance use
What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?
A client feeling safe, comfortable and heard are the most important when working with me.
Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?
As a therapist, I am an open and compassionate guide, trained support system, and judgement free space.
What drives your passion for seeing clients?
I'm a lived experience therapist who knows first hand how it feels to be lost, confused, and alone. I am passionate about helping others through such seasons.
How do you believe clients "get better"?
I believe therapy is not only about feeling better, but getting better at feeling. Together, we explore what optimal wellness could look like for each client.
Mental Health Department
Bach Psychology, Vassar College
Masters Counseling, Wake Forest University
Client Age Range
Teens (13-17), Adult (+18)
Outside of my clinical practice, I'm usually reading, listening to UK music, planning trips, or utilizing rest as the highest form of self-care. I also love tea and toast with jam.
"We're all just walking each other home." - Ram Dass