Claire Savage, M.Ed

Professional Counselor

Practicum and Intern Liason

She/Her/Hers

Major Depressive Disorder therapist Philadelphia, PA

Claire Savage, M.Ed

Areas of Interest

Disclosure:
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

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