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Claire Timm

Claire Timm, MS, LMFT

Therapist & Clinical Supervisor
she/her/hers

claire@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com
Leaves Shadow

Claire is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering therapy services in the state of Colorado. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, as well as many of the accompanying co-occurring struggles such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, compulsive exercise, self-esteem, body dysmorphia, codependency, and other relational issues.

 

Claire received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University San Marcos, and her Master’s Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. Claire has experience working in acute care settings for the treatment of eating disorders, such as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. Claire has additional experience in supporting loved ones through the complex and often confusing process of learning how to support someone with an eating disorder.

 

As a relational therapist, Claire believes it is essential to explore the various levels of interactions that have contributed to the development and maintenance of one’s eating disorder. Viewing mental illness in this way allows clients the permission to explore how their struggles were once adaptive strategies to seek comfort, relief, and belonging. Claire finds passion in empowering clients to reclaim their personal power over their eating disorder by finding more adaptive ways to establish connection in their lives.

 

Grounded in various holistic approaches, such as Health at Every Size, trauma-informed care, and social-justice-oriented therapy, Claire seeks to challenge many of the widely accepted narratives that are promoted in regard to messages about food, bodies, health, and healing.

My Therapeutic Lens

  • I believe that you are the expert on your life, as you hold the only story that truly encompasses all the emotions, sensations, and details of your experience.

  • Healing is incumbent on safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, and I aim to best foster that connection with my clients through openness, warmth, and authenticity as a fellow human being.

  • I trust in your intuition and your body’s innate knowing as a compass that guides towards a value-aligned life, and I aim to hold a gentle space in which we can both explore all of the barriers that have gotten in the way of your intuitive path towards healing.

  • I seek to push my clients into a brave space, in which they feel emotionally and physically safe, but slightly uncomfortable, as I believe discomfort precedes growth towards new outcomes and paths for living and connecting.

  • I believe allyship is an ongoing effort to dismantle systems that uphold and perpetuate many of the problematic beliefs that have contributed to oppression of various identities and bodies.

  • Self-compassion and self-trust are essential tools on this brave journey towards reclamation of your power, purpose, and pleasure.

Credentials,
Certifications, 
& Trainings
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado (MFT.0002039)

  • M.S. in Couples and Family Therapy

  • Currently completing Level 1 IFS training, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Institute 

  • Family Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa Training, Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Gender-Affirming Mental Healthcare Training

  • Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conferences

  • Considerations for Working on Body Image with Individuals who Identify as Gender Variant Training

  • Certified Personality Disorder Treatment Provider

  • Childhood/Adolescent Grief Counseling Training

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

  • Inner Child Course and Coping with Pandemic Grief Course via Tiffany Roe’s School

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