Claire Gouch, MA, LCMHCA
980.209.6328 (Ext. 20)
Claire is Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Masters of Arts of Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (#A17875) and a National Certified Counselor (#1674958). She received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2018.
By fostering a safe relationship where clients can be free to be honest and open with themselves, she works to facilitate healing in children and their families through Child-centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) and with teens and young adults through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She firmly believes that clients are doing the best that they can to cope with the pain they are dealing with. Therapy is a place to explore the darkest parts of themselves, have someone to witness their pain, and offer them hope in the midst of a seemingly hopeless situation. It is through this that clients can more fully understand themselves and start to love who they are. In addition, children also need to be felt and seen by another, and it is her hope to offer this to them as they process big feelings and learn more about themselves. She aims to support parents in doing this for their own children as well so they can succeed after therapy. Claire looks forward to meeting you and accompanying you on your journey towards healing!
Specialties & Population Served:
She works with children (5+), teens, and young adults on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. She also loves to incorporate faith-based counseling in her work if it is important to the client.
In her free time, Claire enjoys cooking from a cookbook, hunting for the best places to get coffee, reading non-fiction, and traveling (Hawaii is her favorite so far).