water rocks rippleClara Irwin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) specializing in working with late adolescents, adults and seniors. Her focus includes the following:

  • Anxiety: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic, and Hoarding
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Marriage and Family Counseling


Clara Irwin has extensive training and interest in treating anxiety disorders, in particular, obsessive compulsive disorder. Her approaches in working with anxiety included Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

She is trained in somatic therapies to address trauma.

She has trained at the Betty Ford Center and The Caron Foundation in working with addictions and codependency.

“I believe my clients have the internal resources and capacity to make changes and heal themselves in a supportive caring therapeutic relationship.”

She is sensitive to the changes that come with the natural progression of living and works with the loss inherent in these transitions to arrive at a place of acceptance and peace.

Mindfulness is a large part of her life and her practice. She recognizes the caring space mindfulness creates giving clients a sense of courage and compassion as they work through life’s challenges.




North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
International OCD Foundation
National Association of Social Workers


Clara Irwin, LCSW, LCAS

429A South Sharon Amity Road | Charlotte, NC 28211