About Me

Life is challenging. It can be full of change and uncertainty. I believe each of us deserves respect, compassion and empathy as we move through times that test our ability to cope, to increase psychological flexibility and foster resilience. It can be tough. It takes curiosity and a willingness to explore and discover those skills, processes and behaviors that help us to flourish. I believe we each have inner wisdom and experiences that help guide us, and that sometimes it is beneficial to have the aid of a respectful and caring outside perspective to move towards wellness and increased life satisfaction.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years experience in psychology, counseling and behavioral health in two countries. I believe each of us deserves compassion and empathy. I work collaboratively utilizing a person-centered, integrative approach that honors experience and self-knowledge, even if it sometimes seems that our knowledge is hidden from view. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which works with thoughts, values and mindful awareness, to learn to work with emotions and thoughts even when they are difficult, and to discover and meet individual goals based on values, motivation and practical considerations. I help people enhance and develop new coping skills, explore possibilities and foster workable solutions. I believe wellness includes awareness of the whole person including physiological somatic awareness integrating mind and body. I help people become mindful and present oriented to assist in regulating emotions, reduce anxiety, decrease worry and focus more effectively on self-compassion and appreciation. We all have strengths. Effective counseling helps us recognize and recall our strengths, while honoring our self-care needs and learning how to change our responses .

I have worked with a wide range of people of all ages and through various life transitions and change including anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, health issues and chronic illness, grief, relationship issues, parenting, career challenges, and life changes. My experience has shown me that each of us can find ways to flourish with the attunement, support and respect of others.

The decision to ask for help, to engage in the exploration of possibilities, processes and behavioral change can be both exciting and stressful. I looking forward to joining you with curiosity and willingness in this process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #C4061 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

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

Written by B.E. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Maureen is a fantastic counselor, she knows how to help people understand what they need to, and learn how to become even better.

Written by C.I. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

From the very first contact, Maureen's responses and communications have been highly personalized and tailored to my specific circumstances and issues. She provides a great mix of empathetic listening, insightful questioning, and concrete, practical take-aways.

Written by E.M. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is the first therapist that I have worked with that I have felt understood what I was saying. She simply is the nicest person, and truly attempts to hear what you are saying!

Written by M.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

During my time in therapy with Maureen, I have truly felt like she not only listens, but truly hears me and what I am trying to communicate. She asks very thoughtful questions which allows me to process what I am feeling. She has always validated my feelings and I have always felt safe sharing with her. I feel very fortunate to have her as my therapist and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a kind, calm, and understanding person to talk to.

Written by T.A. on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Maureen has been a great connection here on BetterHelp. She is such a gentle listener who reflects back in way that I am able to hear myself in a new way. That is a skill! Maureen asks poignant questions which has helped me dig deeper in the work I'm doing with myself.

Written by T.A. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really appreciate how receptive Maureen is and calmly and actively listens to me. She validates my feelings and I look forward to our sessions every week.

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