Insight Psychological Therapists - Claire Davie

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Claire Davie, Therapist, BA, MCP (She/Her)

Hello! My name is Claire Davie, and I am a post-practicum therapist with a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. I love hearing and learning about people’s stories and am endlessly curious about the human experience. I want to be able to help people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. Also, I am interested in helping people heal in the aftermath of traumatic experiences such as a life-altering accident or health diagnosis, suicide, death of a loved one, or a relationship breakdown. Ultimately, my goal is to help my clients overcome whatever it is that is holding them back from achieving a fulfilling and authentic life.

*NOTE: Our Post-Practicum Therapists offer reduced rates for counselling support. Please be aware that FEES WILL BE NON-REIMBURSABLE by Extended Health Care Benefit Plans.

If you are struggling to take the first step in booking an appointment or curious about whether I am the right fit for you, please reach out to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.

More About Claire Davie

Growing up, I loved having meaningful conversations with others and I felt as though I could naturally fit into the role of a therapist, even when I was young and hardly knew what a therapist was!

I work primarily with adults using a person-centered and trauma-informed approach, and I also enjoy utilizing narrative and mindfulness approaches to counselling. I believe in a collaborative approach to counselling where the client is an expert in their own lives. As a therapist I am merely a facilitator of change whereas the client has the capability to enact the meaningful change when they are ready and feel supported to do so.

I am a warm, caring, and empathetic individual who believes in the human potential and that all people are worthy of genuine care and support. My goal in providing a safe environment where someone can be truly seen and heard is that it will allow for courageous healing to begin. Outside of work I am an avid reader and animal lover, and I enjoy being physically active and spending time outdoors.

A COUPLE QUESTIONS:

What is your favourite quote?

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious – Einstein

What was a defining moment in your life?

A defining moment in my life was hiking up Mt. Fuji to catch the sunrise. It was a reminder for me of the awe and healing power of nature!

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Psychology (St. Mary’s University College; 2022) Graduated cum laude, Dean’s list (2020-2021)

Master of Counselling Psychology (City University of Seattle; 2023)

Affiliations

Psychologist Association of Alberta

Certifications

Brain Story Certification

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

The Neurobiology of Attachment

How to Work with the Patterns that Sustain Depression

Suicide Prevention Risk Assessment & Management (SPRAM)

Anxious Grief: Strategies for Working with the Missing Stage of Grief

Languages

  • English

My areas of focus:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Thoughts
Other Areas
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Stress Management
Trauma Care
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent and Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Changes in Health
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Violence
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Insomnia
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Loss of a Preterm Child
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Military Related Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Religious or Spiritual Trauma
  • Return to Work - Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workplace Trauma

My treatment approaches:

  • Existential Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychoanalytical Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy