I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) with over 12 years in experience. I specialize in helping clients to overcome daily life concerns, including physical, mental, and emotional abuse, anxiety, anger, depression, coping with grief, family issues, conflict resolution, midlife changes/crisis, low self esteem, and self care, so that they can once again live purposeful and joy-filled lives. Having overcome life-altering losses or stressors of my own, I have given the tools to help others do the same.
My approach to counseling is meeting the client where he/she is, being open, honest and compassion.I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Brief Focused Solution Therapy, and Mindfulness/Meditation. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 4271
TN LPC-MHSP 4271
Carla is amazing!!! She has helped me so very much!!! Thank you!
Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief
Carla Murray was my rock in my time of crisis. I am deeply grateful for her listening to me, understanding me, and her counsel.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties
10/10 I’m enjoying my experience
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
Carla is amazing. She has helped me with practical advice/counsel that I can do to reach my goal. I appreciate her.
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Carla is the best. She is thoughtful and encouraging with her approach. She is also willing to accommodate my chaotic schedule to ensure I can meet with her weekly, which I am so grateful for!
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Carla is very knowledgeable and intuitive. She has great experience, so she does well with filtering through conversation, determining the issues, and guiding me through them. She also checks in if she knows I might have a challenging week. And she checks to see if I have ways to work through things, and find positive outlets, and encourages me to follow up with her.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Carla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching