Clare McBee, LICSW

claremcbee.licsw@gmail.com | 781­-312-­2433
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Because my background is primarily in non­traditional clinical settings, I tend to approach my work non­traditionally. My work with each client is integrative and dynamic. My “home base” is in contemporary feminist psychodynamic therapy, but I utilize techniques from CBT, DBT, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology and sensorimotor psychotherapy to tailor my approach to a client’s presenting needs.

I’m a firm believer that a person will not feel safe exploring difficult areas in therapy if they don’t feel comfortable with and understand the human sitting across from them. Therefore, I want you to see my personality and sense of humor as we collaborate, so that we can build a strong working relationship built on trust and mutual understanding. I am an active therapist! I don’t like sitting back and asking “how does that make you feel?” I like to offer interpretations, suggestions and questions with your input to assist us both in reaching a deeper understanding. Most of all, I am open to your feedback about whether things are working for you.

I obtained my Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago, and hold a previous Masters in Anthropology and Women’s & Gender Studies from Brandeis University. My practice experience has mainly been in community­-based mental health, with a special focus on the health and human rights of historically marginalized communities.

My specialty areas include:

  • LGBTQI experiences, with a special focus on providing affirming counseling to trans and gender nonconforming individuals
  • Individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic medical conditions
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Recovery from substance use and other addictions (harm reduction model of treatment)
  • Exploring relational dynamics and concerns (e.g. family, friendships, intimate partners, dating, divorce or separation)
  • Life/identity transitions (e.g. aging, retirement, becoming a parent, spiritual questions)

I am currently offering Monday evenings (6pm to 10pm), Tuesday mornings (9am – 1 pm), Tuesday evenings (5pm to 9pm), Wednesday mornings (9am to 1pm), Wednesday evenings (5pm to 9pm) and Thursday evenings (5pm to 9pm) at The Meeting Point. I can accept clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, HMO Blue and Indemnity plans, Cigna, and Tufts commercial plans. I am in the process of applying for credentialing with other MA insurance providers. Please check back or contact me directly for updates on my availability regarding insurance.

claremcbee.licsw@gmail.com | 781­-312-­2433