Claire Finkelstein is a Clinical Psychologist with more than ten years experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. Claire has worked across a range of settings as a psychologist, including public health, education, welfare, and private practice. For the past five years, Claire has been employed in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where she has been inspired by engaging with young people and their families and carers. She is highly experienced with high-prevalence, acute, and complex presentations, and has found working together with families to combat eating disorders especially rewarding.
Claire strives to connect with warmth, compassion, and a little well-placed humour. She is committed to building a strong, safe therapeutic relationship, as evidence shows this is a crucial foundation for positive change. Similarly, her therapeutic approach draws upon a range of specialised and evidence-based treatments that keep the unique needs of the client firmly in mind.
Claire is constantly moved by the courage clients demonstrate in seeking help, or supporting loved ones who are enduring difficulties. She believes that families and carers play an integral role in helping young people overcome mental health and eating disorder concerns, and aims to collaborate in a sensitive and empathic manner.
Over the years, Claire’s clients have taught her that recovery is both meaningful and possible, and she is committed to supporting a hopeful journey to this goal.