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Dr. Claire Wellborn

Our psychotherapists are masters level licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists. But they are more than that: they bring warm personalities, a “realness” and an appreciation for the enormous honor and responsibility it is that you have chosen to work with us.

Dr. Claire Wellborn

Dr. Claire Wellborn

“Dr. Claire”

Hi and welcome!  

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in children. I am passionate about recognizing and nurturing the unique strengths and needs of young minds. I provide both therapy (including a strong family component) to children in need of social, emotional, and/or behavioral support, ages four and up. I also complete child developmental and psychological evaluations, particularly when attention and self-regulation are concerns. 

Whether it is through ongoing therapy or the evaluation process, I help children to effectively communicate their feelings and needs, and to build positive relationships with others. My approach to therapy and evaluation is family and child-centered, with an emphasis on communication and collaboration with those that care for the child, at home, as well as at school. I look forward to getting to know your family!

Specialties: 

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Anxiety & self-esteem issues
  • School-related issues

Education: 

  • B.A. in Psychology & Modern Languages (Spanish) – Clemson University
  • M.A. in School Psychology – University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D. in School Psychology – University of South Carolina

Clinical Experience: 

In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. I have worked with preschool- to high school-age students in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., including providing intensive clinical support to children with emotional and behavioral needs. 

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