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About Me

Hi, my name is Alison. If you're here, that means you're looking for something, and I'd love to help. Congratulations on taking a huge step in thinking about asking for support. Over the years, I've helped lots of people at many different stages of their life work to have more control, more safety and more stability. Whether you are dealing with something new, a long term challenge, or if you just know something's not right and you can't put a finger on it, we should talk.

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California and my work with individuals and couples has been to support people in cultivating tools to improve how they manage the challenges they are facing. I'm an experienced therapist who has worked with diverse individuals around issues of trauma, depression, grief & loss, anxiety, substance abuse and interpersonal difficulties. My work with individuals is centered around the goals we develop together to improve their relationships, coping skills and emotional experiences. I approach the work with an open mind, an open heart and without judgement. You are the expert in your experience and I am here to help you identify where we can focus your energy to maximize your use of therapy. Together, we can use my clinical experience and training to personalize interventions that make the most sense for your individual goals.

You should know that I attended San Francisco State University for my bachelors in Social Work (2005) as well as my for Masters in Social Work (2007) which provided a strong foundation in the value of Social Justice which is integrated into all my clinical work. My approach to this work is also guided by the ethical guidelines of the National Association of Social Workers and promotes self-determination, respect for others and the importance of human relationships. Since my work is based in these principles, if we work together, I promise you will feel seen, you will feel safe and you will feel better. Thank you for reading, I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #29065 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alison Murphy. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.A. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Alison Murphy has changed my life for the better. As I've tried to give her my full attention with my struggles, concerns, questions, she has always given my more than her full attention. She is very intelligent, knowledgable, about her work, and is very carrying about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone in any situation in their lives who are seeking help. She has been the best counselor I've ever had! I would say she deserves a big raise for all her efforts :)

Written by J.A. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 10 months on issues concerning addictions

alison is the best

Written by L.E. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Alison is a wonderful person and therapist. I’ve worked with her for almost two years and always feel better after meeting with her. I’m proud of the work I’ve done and thankful for Alison’s help along the way. Highly recommend!

Written by J.A. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 8 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Alison is an excellent counsellor. She listens. She knows what she's doing. She has a great degree of empathy. She has made a big positive impact on my mental health and life.

Written by C.H. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Alison is an amazing therapist who doesnt make you feel judged and comes from a place of compassion. She has helped me immensely.

Written by N.I. on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Alison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Alison is incredible. I feel so blessed to have found her as my therapist. After having cycled through a few therapists, I thought I knew what good was, but she has redefined that definition entirely. She’s results oriented and wants to provide me with solutions and tools, rather than just talking about things just to talk about them. I would highly recommend Alison to anyone. She’s compassionate and non-judgemental and meets me where I’m at. I feel like she’s a trusted friend and confidante who is helping me create the life I want to be living.

Written by R.Y. on Apr 24, 2020 after therapy with Alison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Alison saved my life. I reverted back to an agoraphobic, terrified child state and she was able to help me. I have never felt pitied or misunderstood, only helped. Thank you Alison!

Written by H.A. on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Alison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am so lucky to have met Alison she has helped me so much and I have had gone to therapy before and normally dreaded if but I look forward to talking to her every week. She’s made my life easier in more ways than I could have imagined!