Claire Savage, M.Ed
Practicum and Intern Liason
Claire Savage, M.Ed
Claire is a pre-licensed clinician working towards hours for professional counseling licensure. She is supervised by Nitasha Strait, ABD, M.Ed., MA, LMFT, CST.
People would describe me as a person who is caring and open-minded. I have an inherent underlying desire to help those who struggle, no matter their background. Being a first-generation American has brought me a great perspective on multiculturism and how it plays a role in our lives. I believe every person has a unique background that makes them who they are. My goal is to give you the space to explore your uniqueness throughout the therapeutic process by establishing a strong and trustful relationship with you throughout our sessions.
Through Division I Rowing at Temple University, my experience has made me extremely aware of how important mental health is. I am a very motivated and driven person, and I strive to be a better version of myself daily. Therefore, I am confident that my clinical skills can help you also find your motivation and drive. Often, anxious and depressive symptoms render us unmotivated or lacking a sense of purpose. Together, we can dive deep to discover the crux of the issue. We will then process what is there so that you can move forward and feel confident and in control of your life.
As a therapist, I believe every person has a unique background that makes them who they are. My goal is to give you the space to explore your uniqueness throughout the therapeutic process. I have a high interest in working with individuals who are struggling with past trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also enjoy working with clients in their personal development. Working with clients in their personal development consists of helping them find their motivation and drive, time management, and organization skills. I pull from Person-Centered Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe finding our purpose in life helps define the path to overall wellness.
I received my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, Go Owls! Philadelphia is significant to me because I grew up right outside of the city. My love of the city grows stronger due to the people, experiences, and connections I have made. I am a volunteer runner at an organization known as Back on My Feet, focusing on helping community members recover from substance dependency through running. Here individuals restore their confidence, strength, and self-esteem. I align and believe in several of the goals and traits that Back on My Feet has. Much like my volunteer time with Back on My Feet, I am dedicated and excited to help you reach your goals and to help you along your journey here at The Better You Institute!
Schedule of Availability:
Monday: 3-8p; in-office or virtual
Tuesday: 3-8p; in-office or virtual
Wednesday: 9-3p; in-office or virtual
Thursday: 9-3p; in-office or virtual
Blogs by Claire
Are you thinking of learning how to practice gratitude in your everyday life? Do you want to change your mindset? Are you unsure of where to start? If any of these questions sparked your curiosity then you are in the right place. Grateful thinking provides clarity,...
Are you finding yourself feeling stuck or weighed down by negative thoughts? If you answered yes, you may be experiencing a negativity bias. Are you curious why you can’t seem to shake the negativity from your life? Are you overplaying negative thoughts or are these...
Competition has been a part of the human experience for as long as we can remember. The feeling of competing can be electrifying, bringing excitement and passion into our lives. The drive to succeed is often what pushes us to go past the limit of what we think is...