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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 has been extremely helpful with me trying to understand how and why I feel the way I do about multiple problems I am facing.

Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Karen is amazing. She’s the breath of fresh air I’ve needed for over a year!

Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen is a very caring and understanding therapist. She provides different avenues to help you through what your needs are. No judging, just good advice and great listening skills.

Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, grief, and eating disorders

She was wonderful and sympathetic!

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Very helpful, strong listening skills. Offered great advice which I communicated to my wife, and my wife acted upon, thus moving us in a positive direction.

Written on Feb 26, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

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