About

Claire McDonough, RN, PMHNP

Welcome!  I am a nurse, counselor, mother 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. I think it is absolutely necessary to have a dialogue about how social context interacts with your health needs.  We will discuss various paths toward transformation, including medications, psychotherapy, herbal supplements, counseling, social skills, mindfulness, nutrition, and fitness. 

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. 

FEES

Initial Phone Consultation - 20 minutes - FREE

Psychiatric Evaluation - 90 minutes - $200-250 

Medication Management - 25 minutes - $110 

Medication Management + Therapy - 50 minutes - $125

Accepted insurance plans: BCBS of Texas PPO

Qualifications
  • 2019 - Earned Certificate in Collaborative Practices psychotherapy from Houston Galveston Institute

  • 2017 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) for Med2You, performing hybrid of telepsychiatry and face-to-face visits with patients in substance abuse treatment centers

  • 2016 - PMHMP for Bluebonnet Trails and Spindletop Community Mental Health Center doing telepsychiatry

  • 2014 - PMHNP at Baylor, Scott & White outpatient psychiatry clinic

  • 2013  - earned Master of Science in Nursing from University of Texas at Austin and licensed as PMHNP

  • 2011 - licensed as Registered Nurse and worked at Settlement Home for Children residential treatment center

  • 2005 - earned Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish at Grinnell College, Iowa

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