Clare McBee, LICSW

Preferred Name: Clare

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Over the course of my career as a clinical social worker, I have focused my work on providing LGBTQI-affirming psychotherapy to individuals who have experienced trauma, in its many interpersonal and systemic forms. As a white cis queer therapist, I continue to educate myself on the privileges and power dynamics inherent in my own social position in relation to my clients, and I openly work from an anti-oppression framework. My work with each client is integrative and dynamic. My “home base” is in contemporary feminist psychodynamic therapy (e.g. “top-down” talk therapy), but my primary focus is in providing more “bottom-up” interventions from EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy to assist individuals in reprocessing and healing from trauma. Once it is legalized (expected around 2023), I also expect to provide MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of trauma/PTSD. I welcome to my practice individuals who are seeking therapeutic support in integrating their personal psychedelic healing work. I’m a firm believer that a person will not feel safe exploring difficult areas in therapy if they don’t feel comfortable with and understand the human sitting across from them. Therefore, I want you to see my personality and sense of humor as we collaborate, so that we can build a strong working relationship built on trust and mutual understanding. I am an active therapist! I don’t like sitting back and asking “how does that make you feel?” I like to offer interpretations, suggestions and questions with your input to assist us both in reaching a deeper understanding. Most of all, I am open to your feedback about whether things are working for you.

Education & Experience

I obtained my Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago, and hold a previous Masters in Anthropology and Women’s & Gender Studies from Brandeis University. My practice experience has mainly been in community­-based mental health, with a special focus on the health and human rights of historically marginalized communities.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW, EMDRIA, Psychedelic Medicine Association, Boston Psychedelic Research Group, American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (member of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working group).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Allways Health, Tufts commercial and Tufts public (MA)