"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity."
Avenues of Therapy
Claire Muldrew, LCSW
License #: 88358
Finding a psychotherapist can definitely feel both exciting and daunting all at the same time. I am very aware of the importance of connecting with a mental health professional who is able to immediately help you feel at ease as you start to share what will likely be some of the most vulnerable and challenging aspects of your life. This being said, I encourage you to take the time you need in finding a therapist who will be a good fit for you.
In my practice, my goal is to provide an environment that is safe, uplifting, and transformative. As you read further on this site, you will learn more about the types of life concerns I work with as well as the approaches I offer in supporting you through the process of therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) originally from Ireland. I come from a family culture that values genuineness, simplicity, humor, and concern for humanity. I consider myself to be warm, positive in my outlook on life, and gently honest in helping a person to work through their life concerns. I aim to provide you with a supportive yet challenging therapy space where you can experience personal growth. I consider these components essential to my role in contributing to your progress in therapy.
Regarding my professional background, I initially started my career as a social worker in mental health services in London (U.K.) in 2006 after graduating from with a bachelors degree in social work. Between 2007 - 2013, I worked in government outpatient mental health services with adults experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues on a spectrum from general life stresses to the most severe types of mental illness including: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use problems, and other issues. I provided clinic appointments, home visits, crisis support, psychiatric inpatient follow-up, and prison in-reach.
I then moved to California in 2013 and went on to complete my masters degree in a clinical social work program in 2015 at university in Southern California. After graduating, I worked as a Clinical Therapist in a local psychiatric inpatient hospital with adults experiencing a mental health crisis from 2015 until 2021. In this role, I assessed a broad range of mental health experiences, and provided individual, group, and family therapy.
Other professional experiences include having been a member of an International Behavioral Health Trauma Team that provided disaster response and training on mental health wellness/resiliency in different parts of the world. I have also taught clinical classes to masters level social work students.
I therefore have many years of professional experience to offer as my entire career has been focused on providing high quality mental health services to people from all walks of life and people who come from all over the world. This is something I am deeply passionate about.
I work specifically with adults ages 18 years and older. The following list will provide you with an overview of the types of life issues I work with:
- Self-esteem repair and building personal confidence
- Relationship concerns
- Changing unhealthy thinking
- Developing healthy coping skills
- Seeking emotional healing and personal growth
I also work specifically with the following mental health diagnoses and mental health symptoms/experiences:
Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder
Anxiety and panic attacks
Obsessive compulsive disorder
I additionally offer caregiver support to family members struggling to understand and/or cope with a loved one experiencing psychiatric issues.
I have been trained in and offer the following therapy approaches:
- Supportive Psychotherapy
- Insight-oriented Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
I welcome you to contact me to discuss your individual concerns so you can decide if Avenues of Therapy is the right fit for you.
Length of Session: 55 minutes
Cost Per Session: $150
Please contact me to inquire if I am currently accepting your specific health insurance coverage.
You are welcome to contact me to ask any questions you might have about Avenues of Therapy, services offered, and/or to obtain a free, 20-minute telephone consultation to assist you further.
Phone: (909) 353-2020