Jennifer Murphy, LCSW, CADC II, CPT, RYT

My name is Jennifer Murphy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor with almost 30 years of experience in the health and human service field working with youth, adults, and seniors . I was blessed with a highly clinical grief support experience in my undergraduate college years and consider myself a specialist for complicated grief, having worked with some of the best leaders in this industry. Although I’ve worked in both health care and educational settings in various roles (inpatient, outpatient, residential), I’m happy to be back in the counseling office for my true passion to make a difference in the life of one person at a time. I’m fascinated about the intersection of how we each define health for ourselves and have dedicated my career in motivating others to healthfully connect. I value both having stable people in my life and being that person for others.

In my spare time I enjoy getting into the woods for a trail jog/”run”, researching class B camper vans (I’m truly obsessed!), saunas, music/dancing and writing.

Treatment Orientations

When we find ourselves season after season experiencing the same issues, it’s time to try taking a step towards the water ~ the water of new tides, new songs and new memories. Maybe the sea will be turbulent for awhile but rest assured we are all just passing through this life.

With training in several therapeutic modalities, I find myself drawn to motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy initially until we decide together how you want to be guided in your process. Theoretically, I’ve been more of a “here and now” Gestalt and expressive arts style therapist with the caveat that sometimes we need to consider uncovering our past from a different mind body connection through getting out of our head and into our bodies more. Hypnotherapy is a great modality for this. I’ve also provided solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, family systems therapy (I love working with single parents!), trauma informed dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, hypnotherapy and enjoy working with people who are challenged with two issues at once “dual diagnosis” (for example depression and addiction) and believe in the power of trust to establish treatment goals together.

I utilize a person-centered, trauma-informed, STRENGTHS and solution-focused approach in conjunction with some awesome clinical experiences to mindfully explore new ways to pave new paths.

I work with children, teens and adults who may be experiencing:

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment to medical Diagnosis’
  • Aging concerns and adjustments
  • Anger
  • Anxiety, panic and chronic inability to make decisions
  • Bipolar & mood disorders
  • Caregiver concerns
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence abusers and victims
  • Divorce, Job Loss and other life transitions
  • Family issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and loss (including complicated grief or being stuck or misdiagnosed years after a death)
  • Maladaptive Behaviors
  • Neurological life changes
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Trauma, secondary or vicarious trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Social isolation
  • Sexual Abuse and Assault Survivors
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual (orientation) Identity
  • Workplace concerns

I welcome all races, all religions, all socio-economic status, all sexual orientations, all gender identities and expressions, all abilities, all ethnicities, all bodies, ALL PEOPLE.

Education

Post Graduate Training Certificate in Alcohol Drug Counseling, 2013
University of Minnesota, MSW (Social Work), 2004
University of Minnestoa, BAS (Psychology and Communications), 1997
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy “Six-Day Training,” The Wellness Institute, 2019
OR License Number: L6167
OR Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II 16- R-01
Jennifer, Jen, Murphy, LCSW, CADC II, CPT, RYT
Pronouns: She/her/hers