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 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