Hello! My name is Bridget Stevens-Murphy and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in children and families, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. I have worked both domestically and internationally in a variety of settings. I am a warm, grounded listener, whose main concern is for you to feel absolutely comfortable, safe, and empowered in therapeutic work. Through conversation, reflection, and the unique relationship we build, my goal is to help you better understand yourself in order to build a life and relationships that are enlivening and enriching.
My practice foundation is strength-based, relational, holistic and person-centered. It is my core belief that people are the experts of their own lives and can benefit from an unbiased, outside perspective in order to find resolution and acceptance. My areas of focus include: adoption related issues, relationship difficulties, intimacy issues, infertility, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, mindful living, and women’s issues. I am a Trust-Based Relational Intervention practitioner, and am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is my passion to supportively walk alongside individuals and families that are valiantly working through life's challenges.
You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days a week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with limited availability in the evenings and weekends.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 20016
Bridget is an excellent therapist.
Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Bridget for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Bridget has helped me already and we have only had two sessions. I feel like I can trust her and she makes me feel heard and reassures me. She comes across like she really cares. I am happy to have been matched with her.
Written on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Bridget for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management