Steven Murray

LMSW, Psychologist

About Me

Hi, I am Dr. Steve Murray, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit. I have worked in the field of mental health for 46 years in various settings (hospital, clinic, group home, school). I have provided therapy to all ages, diverse socioeconomic status, and to individuals with a wide range of mental health issues ranging from stress reactions, adjustment life change issues, mood and anxiety issues, trauma, intellectual concerns, criminal forensic matters, and individuals with very serious chronic mental illness diagnoses. My training has been diverse, including psychodynamic, behavior modification, and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). My current theoretical approach is CBT generally, with a mix of other points of view. I view myself as a coach and cheerleader to provide support, encouragement, new perspectives, and at times, direction. I view therapy as a means for people to make progress in the areas of their life which they choose and not for the purpose of judgement and/or embarrassment.

I like to think I have a great sense of humor and believe that positive humor is a great means to achieve a more healthy outlook and better health. I love science and technology, which is especially personal for me as I am blind and would never want to part with my computer and smartphone as they allow me independence. I have an undergraduate degree in Instrumental Music from Central Michigan University. I promote music for pleasure and health. Nature walks are high on my list of healthy activities. I also have an active interest in current events of all sorts.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 46

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #6301003778 (Expires: 2023-09-04)

LMSW #6801011723 (Expires: 2026-01-22)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Steven 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 J.E. on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is amazing!!

Written by E.R. on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr Steve is an excellent therapist.
He’s genuine , he gives you options on how you want to handle the situation. They helps you learn the importance lesson in it. I think he’s amazing. Thanks Erin

Written by S.T. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Steven is very kind and knowledgeable. My nerves were calmed and he made sure of it.

Written by B.. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr Steve’s experience and expertise are quite Evident!!!! He’s helped me thru some really complicated issues and continues to guide me thru it. He’s a great listener and has sound suggestions that I’ve implemented. I highly recommend him!

Written by D.I. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Really helpful, caring and doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable.

Written by N.A. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Dr. Steve has been extremely helpful in guiding my husband and I through healthy and loving communication. We’ve struggled with intimacy and communication lately and Dr. Steve has been a neutral resource in our relationship as we’re focused on our growth.

We’ve never gone to therapy and Dr. Steve was able to jump right in, understand a bit about us as individuals while focusing on our goals as a couple.

Written by E.L. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Steven Murray, is able to articulate information in a way that is easy to understand. He is reliable and flexible with his scheduling. He has helped me in my short time of working with other him find new tools to add to my tool box. If you’re looking for someone to help guide you through your thinking process and emotions he is a good person.

Written by C.H. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr. Steve is very supportive. He is empathetic and offers good suggestions to help me with my issues.

Work with me!