J. Claire Abernathy
Claire Abernathy, LCSW-C, has over 26 years of experience as a therapist helping clients improve their lives. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Towson University and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland in 1994. She believes in an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence-based treatments, as the strong foundation for success. Claire’s approach focuses on identifying patients’ existing strengths and increasing their capacities to cope with stress.
She strives to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space to facilitate change and healing. In her practice settings she has focused on supporting people dealing with a wide range of psychiatric disorders, family relationships, grief, and trauma. She works within an LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming framework. Claire also has extensive experience working with co occurring Substance Use Disorders.