Meet our talented team of therapists in Scottsdale, Az…
We are committed to providing honest, caring, and authentic counseling services to individuals within our great community. Our team members take great pride in offering trusted services in a collaborative and supportive environment. We are glad to meet you!
About Claire Karakey, LPC
I’ll be your biggest cheerleader.
You must know this about me… I genuinely care about the people with whom I’m working. During our time together, you are the focus, and you have my undivided attention. I am there to celebrate your successes as well as sit with you during uncomfortable times. I am rooting for ALL of your revelations – even setbacks can be viewed as progress!
Working with both children and adults, I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, chronic pain or illness, grief and loss, and navigating life transitions. I have extensive training in shame and trauma and understand the negative thinking loops they send us on.
Being a therapist and helping others has been a dream since I was 12 years old, sitting on the other side of the couch. Therapy was a gamechanger for me at that time – and it still is today. I feel that it is beyond essential to help people learn and accept who they are to better connect to themselves and others.
I am both a Sun Devil and a Wildcat!
I am a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. I explored my love of sports by representing the women’s tennis team and began my career as a special education teacher. As a teacher, I taught functional academics, such as life skills, sportsmanship, social skills, and more. Then I continued to Arizona State University for my Masters of Counseling to pursue my passion for helping people on a more individualized level.
At home, I enjoy music, cooking, watching movies, hosting BBQs, game nights, and spending time with my husband, Chas, and our family and friends. The dog park is my happy place – and Rosie and Hank, my golden retrievers, probably agree! I am also a cat person… Harry and Herbert are my two feline fur babies. And the Bath and Body Works annual sale is a frickin’ holiday for me – I’m obsessed with candles. 😉
I’m human, just like you. I continue to learn daily and work hard to embrace it all!!
It takes courage to take those first steps…
toward creating change to live a more fulfilled and balanced life, but rest assured you will be met with a warm and empathetic environment to do so. I view therapy as a working relationship built on collaboration, trust, and authenticity.
I have over 8 years of experience working with clients of all ages and have specialized training working with children and young adults. I believe we all hold the qualities to be happy and well-adjusted individuals but at times get stuck and need a little extra support along our journey.
Swapping Snow for Sun!
I graduated in 2012 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah with my Master’s in Professional Counseling. I decided to swap the snow for the sun and moved to Arizona in 2019 and am loving my new home state. In my free time I enjoy golfing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with my family doing just about anything.
I am pleased that you are considering the team at Claibourne Counseling to be a part of your personal journey!
Providing quality therapy is my passion…
and I am energized and inspired by my clients’ bravery and dedication to their own happiness and fulfillment. I am humbled when I see a client challenge a long-held negative belief about themselves or when a couple I am working with implements new communication skills and insights to make their relationship strengthen and thrive.
I have known that I wanted to be a therapist since tenth-grade health class when introductory psychology was covered. The privilege of hearing people’s stories and vulnerabilities has always touched me. I believe a good therapist brings a special blend of compassionate integrity and professional skill.
I have worked as a therapist for over 15 years with vast experience in treating anxiety, trauma, depression, addiction, grief/loss, and a specialization in work with couples using EFT and The Gottman Method. I have extensive training and experience with CBT, DBT, EMDR, Marriage/Family therapy, and addiction recovery.
A Road Trip to Arizona!
I grew up in Virginia and got my BA in Psychology in North Carolina. I took a road trip to Arizona after I graduated and have been here ever since. I obtained my MA in Professional Counseling here and I have a big, beautiful family of 5 kids and a spunky, lap-loving 4lb Chihuahua. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking/baking, and spending time with my family.
I am grateful and fortunate to call myself an individual and couples’ therapist. When you do something you love, it doesn’t feel like work, and I would be honored to be a part of your journey towards healing and growth!
Together we can accomplish great things!
Claibourne Counseling serves children, teens, families, couples, and adult individuals of all ages. We offer both in-office and telehealth sessions and are taking extra measures to ensure a safe and clean environment, especially during this time.
We come together to create this safe and supportive space where we can work on fostering healthy lifestyles full of the happiness we all deserve.
We look forward to hearing from you! (480) 485-8824