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Claire McDonough, RN, PMHNP

Welcome!  I am a nurse, counselor, mother, educator, and LGBT-ally with a mission to promote mental health and mental wellness. I believe in providing integrative 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 am LGBTQIA+-affirming. I work with clients who are age 18 and older. 

Succulent Leaves
  • June 2019 - Opened private practice

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

  • 2017 - PMHNP for Med2You working in substance abuse treatment centers around Austin 

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

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

  • 2013  - Earned Master of Science in Nursing from University of Texas at Austin

  • 2013 -  Licensed as board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (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

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