psychotherapy for creative healing

“Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.”

— Robin Wall Kimmerer

Life is a meaning-filled adventure. But encountering meaningful change can be painful as often as it can be joyful. Each one of us struggles to find integration between challenging problems and fulfilment. Each one of us also holds the tools for our own healing. Your unique story is about learning to be fully you in the reality of this living, breathing world. You can choose to become more interconnected, more fully alive, and more free.

About Claire Maria Chambers

Hello! I’m Claire. I live in Port Townsend, WA, the ancestral home of the Coast Salish people, including the S’Klallam and the Chimacum. With a background in theatre, drama, and literature, I work with children, teens, and adults to uncover creative potential in our own healing, strengthen bonds in relationships both human and extra-human, and discover the stories that help us lead connected and meaningful lives.

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My services focus on the wholeness of each unique person and your innate potential for meaningful, creative healing. My approach is existential and phenomenological, which means that I attend to your complex relationships to your world, to the others in your life, and to your embodied experience. I believe that drama, literature, and the arts open access to inner experience and create greater awareness. My own stance is that of constant learning, openness, and cultural humility. I strive to practice in ways that are anti-racist, decolonizing, and respectful of persons as dynamic intersections of identities, experiences, needs, and desires.

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I Specialize In:

Anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal concerns from an arts-based and existential perspective.

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Compassionate & Professional

I care about you, your family, and your story. You can trust that I will treat you with respect, dignity and compassion in every interaction, while maintaining the highest standards for integrity and ethics.