Originally from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Dr. Claire Nicogossian completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Early Education and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Since college, Dr. Claire had the vision and perseverance to become a psychologist, taking a few months off between her Master’s program and beginning her doctorate. Dr. Claire completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University in Arlington, Virginia.

As a doctoral candidate, she completed her doctoral Internship at Virginia Tech Counseling Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. After taking time off from clinical work to care for her fraternal twin girls, she and her family moved to Rhode Island where Dr. Claire returned to clinical work, completing her post-doctoral fellowship at RICBT in North Kingstown.

While she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, Loudoun County Mental Health Center, and the Catholic University Counseling Center. Dr. Claire enjoys working in private practice, supporting clients with a variety of clinical presentation.

Dr. Claire Is passionate about well-being and self-care for individuals with a focus on parental well-being. She writes about these topics at MomsWellBeing.com, mothering.com, the Today Show Community Parenting Team, and at her self-help column, Ask Dr. Claire. You can listen to her podcast, In-Session with Dr. Claire.

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Dr. Claire is a compassionate clinician working in private practice treating adolescents, adults, and seniors. With over two decades of experience, she provides individual, couples, family and group therapy to clients. She works with a variety of clinical issues and presentations including; anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, postpartum anxiety and depression, marriage counseling, communication and relationship issues between siblings, parents, couples, and family members.

Dr. Claire also works with clinical issues related to trauma, loss, and grief, including pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and infertility. She supports clients with understanding, compassion and information as she guides them through the healing and self-growth process.

Dr. Claire has received extensive training in cognitive-behavioral, client-centered and solutions-focused theory and therapy. She supports clients through a combination of these treatments with an emphasis on empirically driven research and a focus on mindfulness, self-care, and well-being.

Dr. Claire works in private practice in Rhode Island. To learn more about working with her please visit her contact page.