Claire Harris Kramer
Therapist at The Counseling Center at Belle Meade UMC
Claire Harris Kramer, LMSW, M.Div., meets clients where they are and creates a safe space for them to be heard and understood. She is committed to working with clients to promote self-compassion and healing. Claire is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She has over a decade of ministry experience working with teenagers and adults and providing pastoral care. Having worked as a hospice social worker, she has gained experience in assisting patients and families in coping with serious illness and loss. Claire has worked as a therapist in a group practice providing support to people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, perinatal mood disorders, and religious trauma. She works with clients experiencing a wide variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, family conflict, low self-worth, serious and chronic illness, boundary setting, stress management, spirituality, religious trauma, grief/loss, difficulties with pregnancy, peri-natal and postpartum and difficulties experienced within the LGBTQIA+ community. Claire offers both counseling and EMDR.
In her free time, Claire enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her spouse, and being outside with her daughters and two Springer Spaniels.
Masters of Science in Social Work, University of Tennessee (2012)
Masters of Divinity, Vanderbilt University (2012)
Bachelor of Arts, in Psychology and French, Vanderbilt University (2008)
Certifications & Supervision:
Licensed Masters Social Worker (#LSW0000011277)
Candidate for Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Under post-graduate supervision
Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Level 1 EMDR Therapy