Claire Sanguedolce, LCSWA

About Claire Sanguedolce, MSW, LCSWA (she/her)

Immediate availability for clients seeking individual therapy in NC

Accepting new clients? Yes, Claire is currently accepting new individual therapy consultations.


Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm

Telehealth vs. in-Person: Claire is offering telehealth services for clients physically located in North Carolina.

Specialty areas: anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, stress management, self-compassion, substance use, relationship concerns

Email: to schedule your free consultation or request an appointment here.

The process of looking for a new therapist can feel intimidating for even the most seasoned therapy-goer. It takes courage to even consider opening up about your personal challenges, hopes, and desires. Maybe you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression that’s making it difficult for you to live (and fully enjoy!) your life as you wish. Maybe painful experiences you’ve had left you feeling “stuck” in the past and disconnected from your present and future. Or maybe you are feeling as though you’ve hit a wall or reached a plateau with yourself or others in your life. Whether you’re seeking a safe, inclusive, and affirming space to share, process, or heal, or hoping to improve and expand areas of your life or reach your goals, you’re in the right place.

I am a collaborative, respectful, and non-judgmental therapist. I feel that therapy is not “one size fits all” and that each individual is the expert of their own life. I draw from various evidence-based, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and social justice-oriented approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing. As a yoga teacher, I incorporate mindfulness and movement-focused techniques into sessions. I hold space for clients to slow down, explore and get curious, laugh, navigate difficult emotions and thoughts, practice self-compassion, cultivate resilience and self-efficacy, and reconnect to themselves. This is your time to put yourself first.

If my approach sounds like a good fit for your needs and you’re ready to get started, you can schedule a session with me online. If you’ve still got any questions or are wondering whether we’re the right match, feel free to email me at or book a free consultation.

Credentials: After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, Claire earned her Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University. She holds an Addiction and Recovery Certification, Teaching and Communication Certification, and is a HRSA B-WISE Scholar. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. Claire also received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology Professions at the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Just Be Yoga in Walnut Creek, California.

A little more about who I love to work with:

I work with individual clients, primarily adults or young adults. I enjoy working with people from a wide range backgrounds and identities; particularly individuals hoping to process and recover from trauma.

My “big three” therapeutic focus areas include:

  1. Stress and anxiety
    1. Stress and anxiety are not only uncomfortable, but they also often hinder one’s ability to show up for themselves, be there for others, and fully engage in life. Using cognitive-behavioral-based techniques, we’ll collaboratively explore thoughts and behaviors that may perpetuate or worsen discomfort and other issues caused by stress and anxiety. We’ll discover strengths, resources, and opportunities to develop a personalized plan that will empower you to make positive and healthy changes you desire in your life.
  2. PTSD and shame
    1. I strongly believe in the healing power of a safe, validating, and empathetic space to share narratives of traumatic experiences. You’ll be in the driver’s seat and I’ll be right next to you, providing support and moving at whatever pace is best for you as we process and make sense of it all. Trauma can leave people feeling haunted by the past and unable to fully be present in our lives. Drawing on cognitive processing therapy, mindfulness, and other trauma-focused approaches, we’ll identify the things currently keeping you “stuck” so that you can move forward on your own terms.
  3. Life transitions
    1. Life is full of transitions; some bigger, some smaller, some that may feel more negative, and some more positive (but perhaps very stressful, nonetheless!). Regardless of what you’re experiencing, I’m here to support you through it. Using acceptance and commitment-based strategies as well as mindfulness techniques, we will work together to build skills to help you navigate challenging moments in your life with greater flexibility, peace, and self-compassion.

Get to know Claire:

Claire, MSW, LCSWA is a therapist, dedicated yoga teacher, and life-long mental health advocate. When she’s not working, Claire enjoys swimming in the Eno River, snuggling with her pup, cooking delicious meals with friends and family, traveling, and watching scary movies and anime.