Claire Pfeifer, MED, PLPC, NCC


Claire Pfeifer, MED, PLPC, NCC

Areas of Expertise: depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, relationship issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic pain, trauma/PTSD, couples, immigrants and refugees, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-harm, LGBTQ+

Treatments Provided: Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Coherence Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Certifications: DBT Core Certified by DBTmo (MO Department of Mental Health, 2022); Graduate Certificate in Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling (University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2021) 

Education: MED Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2021); BA International Studies, Business Minor, French Minor (Eckerd College, 2015) 

Accepted Insurance Plans: Out-of-Network (superbill can be provided)
Private pay fee: $75 per session (sliding scale sometimes offered)

Claire Pfeifer, PLPC (she/her) has an MED from the CACREP-accredited program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UMSL. She completed the requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling. She completed her internship training experience by providing counseling services to uninsured and underinsured populations. In addition to her work at Upaya, Claire also works in crisis intervention, providing phone support to at-risk callers in distress. She is currently working toward her state licensure as a professional counselor under the supervision of Upaya’s Founder & Director, Dr. Amanda Bittner.

Claire works with adolescents, adults, and older adults; she provides individual, couples, and group therapy. Claire has experience working with immigrant clients, and providing a safe space for clients to process their trauma. Claire provides an empathetic space for people with depression, anxiety and living with chronic pain. She is passionate about working with clients who may be questioning their gender or sexual identities. Claire is on the DBT Team at Upaya. She is in the process of DBT core certification in the state of Missouri. Additionally, she furthers her professional development through self-study; she is currently focused on the works written by DBT's developer, Marsha Linehan, PHD.

In her free time, Claire loves spending time with her spouse and 5 pets. She has 1 dog (Kernel), 2 cats (Lola and Norbert) and 2 ferrets (MisterO and Gregory Hubert). She enjoys watching tv, reading, playing Pokemon Go, and drawing. Please reach out if you are interested in doing therapy with Claire by contacting us below or calling 314-252-0675.

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