Stephen Murphy

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia. My experience includes clinical social work, risk management, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, brokerage, education, and facilitation working with diverse groups of children, adolescents, and adults in medical social work, child welfare, mental health/chemical dependency, HIV/AIDS, and Veteran Affairs. While working with these clients, I have acquired necessary clinical skills relevant to culturally diverse practice and effective outcomes. I am a well-organized, highly motivated, and an energetic team player dedicated to meeting my clients where they are through both micro and macro level social work interventions.

Working in Mental Health for over 12 years, I've learned that people are literally trying to put the pieces of their life together just to make it through the day. Being sensitive to this, I've developed my practice model around the following quote, "We're only as strong as our weakest link; therefore do your best to strengthen someone today!" My goal every day is to strengthen someone (self-included) in some area. Let's Live in Purpose so we can Win on Purpose!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #0904011454 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LICSW #4325C (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LCSW #CSW007707 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

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

Written by A.N. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I've tried therapy before but its never felt useful and it just felt awkward and burdensome (I have some social anxiety so I just felt anxious about therapy...), so when I started this time I had very low expectations and expected a negative outcome. However Stephen has proven to me time and time again that it can work and help. Not just does he listen (and has made me feel safe to open up -though I still struggle with that) but he shows empathy and caring. I have also really appreciated and find it impressive how he listens, understands and then gets at the root of the issue or breaks it down in a way that makes suddenly certain patterns of behavior or feelings make more sense to me. It is this last thing that has really made me feel like things get better.

Written by H.A. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

To be honest, I would've completely lost faith in therapy if I hadn't found Stephen Murphy. He manages to not only understand and empathize with me and talk me through the worst of it, but he also always manages to have me look at things from an entirely different view and make me realize things in one giant epiphany like moment. Even when I don't think we have anything to talk about, our sessions are always full. I've gone from thinking I'm nuts to being able to get through day to day with his help and support in our sessions. I recommend him to anyone needing therapy.

Written by D.A. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, and relationship issues

Stephen is excellent. He understands and makes me think about things I wouldn’t have otherwise.

Written by T.A. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

With Stephen l feel like l finally have someone l can talk to about things that going deep within my self without being judged or looking for validation. So far it's been great and l would recommend anyone who is looking for someone to talk to and have that space of no judgment.

Written by D.A. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

I trust Stephen's advice completely. He listens and councils very effectively. Highly recommended.

Written by A.N. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I highly value Stephen's advice and expertise in managing my chronic anxiety issues

Written by O.L. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 7 months

Stephen always goes above and beyond to listen and communicate clear next steps...and also checks in on my progress.

Written by R.E. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Stephen is amazing. The issues I’m dealing with right now, I feel like he understands more than anyone in my own personal life that I’d confide in. There have been times when I knew what the message he was going for already was, but then he rephrases it and simplifies it in a way that makes sense and just hits different. I’m so glad we were matched and no matter how inconsistent I am with utilizing this service, I plan on keeping it anyways because he’s too good and too important to lose

Written by D.A. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks

Stephen did an excellent job in coaching me through a difficult discussion that I need to have with my parents. He listened to what I had to say, asked the right questions, and made sure I had created some type of action plan to move forward.
I would highly recommend Stephen to others...a true professional.

Written by J.E. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was worried that my therapist would be too CLINICAL. That was not the case. Very laid back. And that is what I needed . I don't want a "how does that make you feel" I want a "so here is the plan of action"

Written by D.E. on Jan 03, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far, I feel my counselor is helping me understand things, relationships and self better

Written by M.A. on Jan 03, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I would 100% recommend Stephen for counselling. I feel listened to, and they have helped me manage my depression and anxiety.

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