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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #6301003778 (Expires: 2023-09-04)
LMSW #6801011723 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
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.
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.
Dr. Steve is very supportive. He is empathetic and offers good suggestions to help me with my issues.