Claire D’Andrea Bio




Claire D’Andrea, RN, CHTP, NC-BC, CCRC has over 43 years of nursing experience encompassing Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Intensive Care, Research, Maternal Child Health and Home Health. She earned certifications as an Integrative Nurse Coach from The International Nurse Coach Association, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner from Healing Beyond Borders, and Clinical Research Coordinator from The Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She is HeartMath trained though the HeartMath Institute. Claire is a member of The International Nurse Coach Association, The Holistic Nurses Association, Healing Beyond Borders, The Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the Preventative Cardiology Nurses Association.

Claire’s educational background and years of diverse clinical nursing experience has led to a gratifying career in health care. Believing that health is more than the absence of disease, her passion is helping people explore the many facets of healing and the intricate connection of the mind, body and spirit in achieving a state of well-being and health.

Before joining the team at Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla as an Integrative Nurse Coach and Healing Touch provider, Claire worked full-time at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California for almost 15 years. She was the Supervisor of Patient Care at the center since 2004, managing a diverse clinical staff of health care professionals including Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Dietitians, Exercise Physiologists, Biofeedback Therapists, Acupuncturists, Healing Touch Practitioners and a Research Nurse. She had oversight of the clinical operations of the department including healing modalities classes and workshops, cardiac stress imaging studies, the Lifestyle change program, cardiac rehab and Enhanced External Counter Pulsation

Claire volunteers with two notable organizations. She is a Board Member of Miraglo Foundation and serves as Secretary. She also volunteers her time to support women living with heart disease for WomenHeart, a nonprofit with the mission to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease and advocate for their benefit.  She has been a spokesperson for WomenHeart since 2004 and has presented at many community events and for the California Society for Cardiac Rehab. She was a member of the WomenHeart Board of Directors from 2012 – 2017 and also served a term as Vice Chair of the Board. She trained at the  WomenHeart Science and Leadership symposium in 2004 and has been a WomenHeart Champion since then holding monthly support groups and ongoing public speaking.


Integrative Nurse Coaching is for patients/clients with chronic conditions or those that would like to prevent illness and promote wellness.  Explore mutual strategies and active engagement for reaching goals and maintaining focus.

Integrative Nurse Coaching is a skilled, purposeful, results-oriented and structured client interaction that is provided by Registered Nurses (RN) to promote achievement of client goals. It is the skillful use of evidence-based conversations, clinical interventions and strategies to safely and actively engage clients. Integrative Nurse Coaches work with the whole person using principles and modalities that integrate body, mind, emotion, spirit and environment to promote health, wellness and well-being.  Integrative Nurse Coaches are supportive and encouraging, building on the client’s strengths in a collaborative and co-creative process.  Integrative Nurse Coaches provide guidance and resources to the client who is the expert on their own needs and choices.

Learn more about Integrative Nurse Coaching at Pacific Pearl La Jolla: Services & Treatments – CLINICAL SERVICES – Integrative Nurse Coaching Services