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Karen Murphree , LSCSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty-five years of experience assisting adults and couples with challenges such as stress, depression, anxiety, self-worth, abuse/trauma, chronic and acute health concerns, grief, loss, end of life issues, and finding connections to spirituality apart from traditional organized religion. I was also a licensed practical nurse years ago and have completed a year of health coaching training. I am passionate about the food/mood connection and its bridge between physical and mental health.
I have a very eclectic approach that draws from multiple modalities. I have a background in traditional psychotherapy, but prefer to come from a "whole person" strength-based approach rather than the traditional "illness-based" approach. I like to use the other senses in addition to "the mind" and might make use of music, art, movement, or even aromatherapy approaches.
My approach seeks to offer warm acceptance of who you are right now, helping you discover who you would like to be, and finding ways with you to make progress toward your goals. Edison said, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work." I would appreciate an opportunity to look with you to finding ways that DO work for you.
Thank you for looking at my information. If you think we might work well together, please get in touch. If you don't feel a connection to me, there are many other very qualified persons on this site. Don't give up! Keep looking till you find someone that you think you would work well with! Someone is out there in the other profiles that would be a good match for you! I wish you the best, and applaud your courage in being willing to take a look at other options for your life if you are feeling troubled.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues

License information


MO LCSW 2022026451

WA LICSW LW00004122


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Murphree . 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.

Karen is a good listener and soothing to talk with. Been very happy with her!

Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Karen is incredible.

Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes


Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Karen has strong listening skills and follow up.

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She’s kind and wants to hear what I have to say but is also not closed off when we are talking about a subject. She doesn’t try to force me to only talk about myself. It’s more like a conversation than a series of questions to get me to dive deep.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Only reservation is the out of pocket expense for a retiree on a limited budget

Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes