About Me

Dr. Minnie Claiborne is a Counselor/Therapist, Life Coach and Speaker; specializing in individual and family therapy and Relationship-fitness Coaching. She maintains practices in Van Nuys and Frazier Park, California and Mobile, Alabama. She does Life Coach training at various locations. (see “PTTI training and Certification” on home page). She also provides Telephone Counseling and Coaching.

Dr. Claiborne's 7 SECRETS APPROACH to LIFE COACHING is unsurpassed in its effectiveness to help her clients achieve a HAPPY, FULFILLED and WELL-BALANCED LIFE. Professionals, Entertainers and just 'regular folks' are finding help, healing and purpose through her services.

With 5 earned degrees and over twenty-five years of experience, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Dr. Claiborne’s book PRAYER THERAPY- STOP HURTING (foreword by Natalie Cole) and her follow-up program, MAINTAIN, are excellent resources for individuals and groups. Her latest book, PROFILES of DISASTER-Prone RELATIONSHIPS- How to Detect, Avoid, Survive or Escape Them is in great demand. She also conducts Relationship-fitness events around the country.

In addition to being a prominent Counselor/ Therapist, Dr. Claiborne has presented on International Television and Radio (TBN, KKLA and others), at National conferences and to general audiences. Popular topics include: ‘Prayer Therapy’, ‘Forgiveness and Healing’, ‘Go Back So That You Can Move Forward’ and ‘The 7 Secrets to Maintaining Emotional Healing’. Due to her 20 plus years of working with clients in the entertainment industry, she is known as "The Celebrity Counselor".

Dr. Claiborne is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, prayer and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Solano College, Fairfield, CA: A.A. Degree in Journalism
CSU Sacramento, Sacramento, CA: B.A. Degree in English; B.A. Degree in Communications; M.A. Degree in Communications/Counseling
Golden State Univ. Los Angeles, CA: Ph.D. in Psychology and Human Relations
N.W. London Univ., United Kingdom: L.H.D. in Humanities
Epic Bible College (Trinity School of The Bible), Sacramento, CA: Assembly of God Affiliated; Two-year Study leading to Licensing and ordination

License, Certifications & Awards

Int'l Assoc. of Christian Clinical Counselors, Merced, CA: Licensed, Ordained Christian Counselor
State of California: Master's Degree Teaching Credential (active)

LPC (Pre-Licensed LPC) Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Additional Training
Loyola University, Chicago, IL : Certification in Sexual Dysfunction
PAIRS Training in Post Abortion and Domestic Violence Therapy

Professional Affiliations and Memberships
Member of the American Assoc. of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Member and West Regional Representative of the Black American Assoc. of Christian Counselors (BAACC)
25 year member of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, CA
Psychology Today Directory