© 2019 by Claire McDonough, Tel: (512) 648-4572


Claire McDonough, RN, PMHNP

Welcome!  I am a nurse, mother, counselor and educator with a mission to promote mental health and mental wellness. I believe in providing psychiatry that transcends a sterile checklist of symptoms, and instead provides a slowed-down and collaborative approach to mental health. You are the expert on YOU, and I simply want keep our conversation going. We will discuss various paths toward transformation, including medications, herbs, counseling, social skills, mindfulness, nutrition, and fitness. I think it is absolutely necessary to have a dialogue about how social context interacts with your health needs.  

As a client, you will notice my conversational style and compassionate demeanor, and my desire to talk about what is important to you. I have prescriptive authority and am able to prescribe psychiatric medications. I have a special interest in working with depression, anxiety, postpartum mood changes, and addiction problems, and I only work with clients who are 18 and older. 


Initial Phone Consultation - 20 minutes - FREE

Psychiatric Evaluation - 90 minutes - $250 

Medication Management - 25 minutes - $110 

Medication Management + Therapy - 50 minutes - $125




Certificate in Collaborative Practices psychotherapy from Houston Galveston Institute.

PMHNP at Baylor, Scott & White psychiatry clinic.


Master of Science in Nursing from UT Austin.


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with Med2You at BRC substance abuse treatment center.  


Registered Nurse at Settlement Home residential treatment center.


PMHNP at Bluebonnet Trails - Spindletop Community MH Center via tele-medicine


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Grinnell College, Iowa.

Professional Organizations

+Texas Nurse Practitioners
+American Psychiatric Nurses Association