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 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.
Psychiatric Evaluation - 90 minutes - $250
Medication Management - 25 minutes - $110
Medication Management + Therapy - 45 minutes - $125
Accepted insurance plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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