Dr. Claney cares about the deep stuff. She founded Relational Psych because she wanted to support clinicians in providing more psychological services to the community that make a long-lasting impact.
She helps clients look deeper into their suffering and sits with them in the discomfort that emerges. She prioritizes the relationship in therapy over techniques or tools because she believes we are relational to our core and many difficulties we experience need to be worked through within the context of a relationship. Because Dr. Claney believes she can only take a client as far as she has gone herself, she remains active in her own personal therapy, consultation, training, and supervision.
She can handle the parts of you that are unknown, too ugly, or just imperfect enough to avoid showing others. She can remain sturdy when you have spiraled and are confused about what’s going on and what it means. She will be with you in your love and your hate, your joy and your tantrum. In therapy, she values patience, projection, and the unique space that is created by two souls engaging with one another.
In the process of psychological testing, Dr. Claney will help you put words to the questions that you’re afraid to ask or have had about yourself for a long time. She is skilled at integrating data and really wants to make it useful to your overall growth.
In supervision of her team, she seeks to find the edge between independence and support. She sees herself as a conduit of providing the resources you need to grow how you want to grow. She knows she’s not an expert in many things and so she is careful to only do what she’s best at and refer to others (including her staff) when she’s not. She’s interested in collaborating with other professionals who hold similar values and is actively seeking to hire psychologists and mental health therapists who want to do this work together.
Dr. Claney has personal experience exploring the darkness of what is unknown within yourself and this world. She knows about the complexities of doing life with other people and she also knows the privileges she has experienced to thrive in high achieving environments. It’s not too late and it’s not too early and you’re not too privileged and you’re not too damaged for this kind of work. Trust that you can be ready to start exactly where you’re at and she will start there too.
Licensed Psychologist, WA PY60880033
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact - PsyPact (APIT Mobility #12055)
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - Rosemead School of Psychology
M.A. in Clinical Psychology - Rosemead School of Psychology