Claire Usher Miner, Ph.D., LPC-S, Career Counseling, Austin

Claire Miner, Ph.D., LPC“When people come to counseling, it is because they want something to be different in their lives. They may want to change their life situation, solve a particular problem, make a decision, or understand what is happening in their lives or in themselves. When we both understand your situation, I will help you devise various ways to get what you want.”


You deserve a counselor who is qualified and experienced. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas, I have been practicing independently for over 20 years. I received my doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1992. Additionally, I studied under an internationally-recognized career development theorist, Dr. Donald E. Super.

Currently, I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Career Development Association. I am also a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor.

In addition to participating in numerous counseling associations, I have contributed substantially to the counseling community. My articles have been published in nineteen professional journals and I have given presentations for the American Counseling Association and the Texas Counseling Association, amongst others. I have administered workshops and seminars on a wide range of career topics and have taught career counseling at the master’s and doctoral-levels. I also coauthored the book, Career Development, Assessment, and Counseling. In 1998, I was the recipient of the American Counseling Association’s Research Award for my research in career counseling, and in 2003 I received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Counseling Association.

While many people come to me to explore mid-life career shifts, I am also adept at working with people at other stages of career development—for example, high school students deciding on college majors, college students preparing to enter the work force, and individuals contemplating retirement.

Clients describe me as compassionate, kind, supportive, insightful, holistic, low-key but persistent, and practical. If you are looking for an experienced and well-qualified career counselor, I hope you will allow me an opportunity to work with you. I look forward to meeting you.