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Ralph Murphy, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Welcome to Betterhelp.
You have made an important decision to seek support for yourself.
I can be available to support you through a time of discovery of your strengths and how to apply them to success.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW by the state of North Carolina.
My graduate studies include a Master of Divinity, MDIV, and a Master of Science In Social Work, MSSW.
I am a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, ACSW.

I have experience working with Children, Adolescents and Families in a variety of settings as well as persons challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, and substance use.
I have been involved in clinical family work for 30 years.

All persons deserve to feel respect and dignity.
I feel that individuals have a basic right to seek joy and serenity.
I encourage participants share their unique and personal narrative .
Personal success is based on developing life goals and taking responsibility and credit for accomplishments.
I see my role as listening and supporting individuals in developing and pursuing their personal dreams.
Life’s challenges are best overcome by discovering and enlisting ones personal strengths .
I encourage a wholistic approach, attending to emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual issues.
I hope you follow through with your decision to seek support and would be glad to be a part of your experience.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCSW C005498


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

He is simply amazing and validates your feelings. Easy to talk to and understanding.

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Ralph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have appreciated our time together

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Ralph for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ralph is a treasure. He offers simple but useful techniques for me to use. He challenges me and at the same time empowers me. I am lucky to have been matched with him. I truly appreciate him.

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Ralph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ralph is a good fit for me.

Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Ralph for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Ralph is great, he listens and makes sure you hear what you said, he has gentle suggestions not just always advice. I appreciate that he is Christ centered and has experience in Counseling that goes back, not new learned.

Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Ralph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd