Dr. Claar provides cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior problems, school problems, parent-child relationship concerns, and life stressors. CBT is evidence-based, short-term, solution focused therapy to teach you or your child new ways of thinking and behaving that decrease distress.  Parent consultation and family therapy also are provided.   Dr. Claar has particular expertise working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of chronic medical conditions and works closely with pediatricians, nurse practitioners and hospital specialists to provide you with the best possible care. 

Psychological Evaluations

Dr. Claar conducts comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents to assess ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety and mood disorders.  Dr.  Claar also conducts early kindergarten entry evaluations. 

Biofeedback and Relaxation Training

What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback sounds fancy but it just means you’re getting information or “feedback” about your body (“bio”). 


Why is it helpful?

When you’re stressed, worried, or in pain, you might breathe too quickly or feel your heart race.  You may not even realize these things are happening, and even if you do, you probably won’t know how to stop them.  With biofeedback, you can see stress responses as they happen, and use this information to change them and feel better. 


How does it work?

Sensors are placed on your body, to measure breathing, heart rate, muscle tension and temperature.  The sensors then convert the information from your body to a sound or an image on the computer screen. Many forms of biofeedback might even feel like playing a video game. 


Will biofeedback help me?

Biofeedback is a great tool for kids, teens and adults who are stressed or worried.  It’s also really helpful for pain, especially stomach aches and headaches (tension and migraine), and there’s research to show how much people benefit from using biofeedback, especially when it’s combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 


Robyn Claar, Ph.D.

Office within Triangle Center for Behavioral Health

5015 Southpark Drive  

Suite 200

Durham NC, 27713

Telephone: 919-794-6096    Fax: 919-794-6096



If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911

or go to your nearest local emergency room.





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