Hi, I’m Clare, so glad you found me here!
My uber official and more boring title is licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT 86207.
And I like to believe that what I create with my clients is SO much bigger than any title could explain.
I want you to feel good… wherever you are at in your life and whoever you’re with in each moment. Put Simply.
My goal is to help you fall more deeply in love with yourself and the world around you. Did you just breathe a sigh of relief?
I support people like you who are ready to let themselves live the life you’ve always wanted to.
Whether you’ve been snapped to reality by a difficult breakup, you’re feeling hopeless about ever finding a relationship that will work, or you’re still stuck in relationships that are sucking you dry…
My gift is seeing through the complexity, straight to the heart of the matter that’s holding you back, and helping you clearly see what’s possible.
The moment you decide that you’re ready to make some shifts in your life is a moment bursting with possibilities.
I’ve discovered that when you are on the verge of making some real change happen in your life, you have an opportunity to explore everything in your world with a fresh set of eyes.
Whether you’re held back by perfectionism and people pleasing, or stuck in the past, you can use this new perspective to discover how much you’re truly capable of creating.
OK, breathe again. I know this likely feels so BIG. Before I get too far ahead of myself, know this.
Right now you might be in so much pain it’s hard to see what’s possible.
But I’m here to tell you, it’s my job to see what’s already working well for you. Know that when I help you recognize that, what’s not working will resolve itself.
This is not your typical 20 year process of me holding your hand in therapy, relief will come much quicker than you even realize.
Want to see the possibility on the horizon? Grab a latte & let’s chat!
Step into my office or hop on a call…
How did becoming a Therapist choose me?
On a personal level, I am human, just like you.
Once upon a time, I felt powerless, hopeless, and alone.
Before becoming a therapist, I lived a myriad of other career lives. From working on a corporate trading floor in the well-heeled halls of a hedge fund to producing aerial photography books for National Geographic to tech startups.
…stuck in a day job that pays well enough, but doesn’t light you up.
…stuck in a relationship that serves as more of a checked off box on the list of the “perfect” life over feeling a REAL and passionate connection.
I was telling myself a total lie. I thought that what I was getting in my life was ALL I deserved.
Ultimately, I realized I was the one in control and actually – I deserved more.
I had a choice… I could either keep a tight grip on the stories of the past or I could use my story to fuel change in my life. Fortunately, I come from a long line of people who are healers of all forms. And my intuition told me that there was something better waiting for me.
My own inner yearning to know more about human growth potential and personal development led me to pursuing my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy.
The time, energy, and money I have spent on my own personal growth are the greatest investments I have made.
I’ve also studied various healing modalities, theoretical orientations, and spiritual practices in San Francisco and around the world.
So I stepped into becoming a therapist to start using the gifts that came naturally to me. And I built a relationship with my true partner that is more amazing & joyful & easy & fun than I ever could have imagined. Before I could shift anything though… I had to first acknowledge that deep dissatisfaction. To admit to myself that it wasn’t too late to change the trajectory of my life.
And, I LOVE what I do now.
Since I have walked the journey and recreated my own life from the ground up, I know I can help you do it too. For now though, it’s only your job to let me help you see what’s working well and recognize what is possible for you next.
Not through 20 years of digging through your past, but through 12 weeks of you joining me in conversation.
You deserve a life brimming with more joy and more possibility.
How I feed my spirit…
- There’s nothing more that fills my spirit than walks with my dog at Crissy Field Beach.
- My favorite way to soak up the world is traveling to exotic beaches like Ilha Grande in Brazil where the sand is brimming with natural crystals and the secluded bar is filled with thousands of love notes waving in the breeze…
- I can’t live without that stunning view of the majestic Golden Gate.
- When I’m not having inspiring conversations, I love sweating it out at Barry’s Boot Camp!
Clare Johnson, licensed Marriage & Family Therapist supports people who feel held back by perfectionism, or stuck in the past, so they can use this new perspective in life to discover how much they’re truly capable of creating relationships they love.
Put simply, she wants to show people the path to loving themselves more and the world around them. As a life, soul, and relationship transformation therapist she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy.
When she’s not speaking to groups of women and helping individuals and couples take empowered steps toward deeper commitment to their own well-being she is hiking the hills of her home in the Bay and preparing to open a second practice in Marin County.
Therapy is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself; it’s the kind nobody can ever take away. What you leave with will be completely unique to you.