About Me

Claire M. Schwartz

I am the Owner and Founder of Miriam's Well Healing LLC, located in lovely Montclair, NJ. My practice is all about Holistic Empowerment and giving people the tools and support they need to Turn Suffering into Serenity. Click on my website link to see what I offer there.


In the process of becoming a Reiki Master Teacher, I was ordained by the Sanctuary of the Beloved in upstate New York as an Interfaith Minister. The Rev. who conducted the ordination just said, "go out and help people." That is my passion! Giving people tools for transforming their lives, supporting them through all the joys and sorrows of life and watching them change before my eyes. 


And as for weddings, I've been doing them since 2010, and I absolutely love it!

It allows me to combine my theatre experience, my writing skills, my business organization and my counseling skills into one package, to be of service in one of life's most celebratory and stressful times.


I am a native midwesterner, raised in Michigan, and a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a BA in Psychology. I worked my way up in the world, going deeply into everything I do, including acting, singing, the legal and corporate realms, crisis counseling, and many other bits. But this is where I can be of the most service and bring all my experience and skills into play.


Happily married to my husband Mark since 2011, we live in Montclair, NJ, with several felines. We enjoy sushi, hiking and camping, books of all sorts and sharing a meal and a glass of wine with friends - the human connection is the key to all.

"The experience of a lifetime is the privilege of being who you are."

 ~ Dr. Joseph Campbell

"Make Voyages!  Attempt Them! There is Nothing Else."

 ~ Tennessee Williams, playwright