Claire Sanguedolce, MSW, LCSWA, E-RYT

About Claire Sanguedolce, MSW, LCSWA, E-RYT (she/her)

Accepting new clients? Yes, Claire is currently accepting new individual therapy clients (14+) for therapy in North Carolina!


Mondays 1 – 7pm
Tuesdays 10am – 5pm
Wednesdays 10am – 5pm
Thursdays 10am – 7pm
Fridays 10am – 3pm

Telehealth vs. in-Person: Claire is offering telehealth therapy sessions for individual therapy clients ages 14+ seeking therapy in in North Carolina.

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

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

The process of looking for a new therapist can feel intimidating for the most seasoned therapy-goer. It takes courage to even think about opening up about your personal challenges, hopes, and desires. Maybe you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression that’s making it hard for you to live (and fully enjoy!) your life. 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. Whether you’re seeking a safe, inclusive, and affirming space to share, process, or heal, or hoping to improve and expand certain areas of your life, you’re in exactly the right place.

I believe you’re the expert of your own life. Together, we will personalize your therapy experience for you. As a yoga teacher, I incorporate mindfulness and somatic techniques into sessions, such as breathing exercises and body awareness. I hold space for clients to slow down, explore, get curious, laugh, navigate difficult emotions and thoughts, practice self-compassion, cultivate resilience and self-efficacy, and reconnect to themselves. Together, we’ll develop a customized plan and work toward the goals you set that bring you true meaning and fulfillment in your life. 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 self-schedule your first session, or a free 20-minute consult, 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 .

A little more about who I love to work with:

I work with individual clients; primarily adults or young adults. Though I love working with people from a wide range backgrounds and identities, I really enjoy working with folks healing from trauma; particularly those who have found it difficult to open up about past experiences due to shame, self-blame, or fear of judgment. I am committed to providing a safe space for all folks hoping for relief and healing, regardless of your story.

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 each moment. You may experience racing thoughts, feeling overwhelmed by small tasks, and a seemingly endless stream of “what if’s” that limit and narrow your life. In our sessions, you’ll gain clarity, flexibility, and a sense of purpose that can expand your enjoyment of life and fuel the intentional change you desire.
  2. PTSD and shame
    1. Trauma can leave people feeling haunted by the past and unable to be fully present in their lives. Feelings of shame and self-blame often show up and stick around after painful experiences, adding fuel to an already-blazing fire. A safe, validating, and empathetic space to share can be powerfully healing in these instances. We’ll work together to “put out the fire,” making room to explore, process, and make sense of it all at the pace that’s best for you. We’ll identify the things currently keeping you “stuck” so you can confidently move forward and focus on the things you care most about, 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!). Maybe you’re heading off to college, starting or ending a relationship, adjusting to a new job, setting boundaries with family members, thinking about adding to your family, or preparing for a move. Regardless of what you’re experiencing, I’m here to support you through it. In our sessions, we will work together to build better coping skills to help you navigate challenging moments in your life with greater 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 (mostly pizza and nachos!) with friends and family, traveling, and watching scary movies and anime.

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. Claire draws from various evidence-based, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and social justice-oriented approaches in her work with clients and is excited to meet you!