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Christina Mcclarren LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Christina Mcclarren Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As someone who has dealt with anxiety and depression and many significant losses, I understand the complexities of managing mental health.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Christina McClarren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 8 years of experience in the mental health field. Christina is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, and families grow beyond current challenges. She specializes in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief, chronic/serious mental health issues, communication, and managing life stressors. Christina completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in a variety of settings including corrections systems, school systems, and outpatient settings. Christina utilizes a variety of treatment approaches including expressive art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), family therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and play therapy. Christina values the importance of the therapeutic relationship and ensures that the treatment process is a mutual collaboration. She is confident that she will be able to support you on your journey to help you achieve your goals and learn the skills to manage whatever life may throw at you. If you are ready to begin the therapy process, schedule an appointment with Christina today.





Borderline Personality Disorder

Bipolar disorder

General Expertise




Borderline Personality Disorder


Aging related concerns

Bipolar disorder

Self Harm

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$220
Individual Therapy$180
Marriage & Couples Counseling$180
Family Therapy$180
Group Therapy$180

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW020782


Masters in Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Christina Mcclarren, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Christina Mcclarren, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Christina Mcclarren accepting new clients?

Yes, Christina Mcclarren is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Christina Mcclarren accept insurance?

Yes, Christina Mcclarren accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Christina Mcclarren offer?

Christina Mcclarren offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Christina Mcclarren offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Christina Mcclarren offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Christina Mcclarren offer online therapy?

Yes, Christina Mcclarren offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Christina Mcclarren?

Christina Mcclarren typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Christina Mcclarren speak?

Christina Mcclarren conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Christina Mcclarren online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Christina Mcclarren online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.