Hello and welcome.
My name is Mary Murphy, licensed mental health counselor with 35 years hands-on, practical approach for greater harmony, greater well-being.
Experience: Full-spectrum of major mental disorders and substance abuse, along with chronic struggles that negatively impact the quality of our relationships and our own sense of fulfillment. Excessive dependency, poor handling of our own reactions to provocation and the consequences of recurring personality flaws result in strained relationships, possibly becoming rejected or hurting the others, unnecessarily. Instead, one can practice and improve our presentation resulting in far better reception we receive and value people hold for us. Win-Win is a good bet.
So often people feel stuck in a rut, making the same mistakes again and again. Angry, isolated, insecure, lonely. Poor self-image with depression hold us back, as does anxiety about making changes to enhance life rather than just tolerating conditions. Conflict within the family or at work create enormous stress. Grief and loss from death of loved one, divorce, layoffs, estrangement all take a terrible toll. Starting over at any age can be accomplished, but not easily. Lingering resentment or the overwhelming panic of displacement are true obstacles. The good news is that there is real potential for improvement and I wish to help getting started on a better path; more dynamic, secure and energized.
The Hebrew Book Of Proverbs offer timeless advice that can be utilized for specific relief and guidance. Beautiful words of healing and grace.
The trick here is to combine this ancient philosophy with practical (clinical) tools to make it a daily habit, and then enjoy the fruits of this endeavor. Such tools are proven to assist the healing process, speed recovery, find greater success. A very worthwhile venture.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Time to begin.
Can you get better? Indeed!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH 00005454
It’s been so nice to talk with Mary, she has listened really well and given me different ways to look at the things in my life that are troubling me. She has helped tremendously
Written on Oct 29, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Mary is so kind and gentle. She guides me through all the big questions I have, to a good first step to take. I always finish our sessions feeling encouraged and confident to keep on going!
Written on Oct 28, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 month
Mary has a way of making it feel like you’re talking to a friend and not a therapist, which I think is the mark of a very compassionate person. I feel comfortable during our sessions and I am grateful for the positive effect it’s had in my life recently.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Mary is kind compassionate and skilled.
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Mary is pleasant, concerned about clients, knowledgeable, and easy to talk with. Mary is a good counselor with much experience in practice
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 1 month
Mary Murphy is so sweet, I am glad she is my therapist. I couldn’t have chosen better.
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd