Even in places that have grown out of the industrial look, sometimes the vestiges of the travail people suffered there still hang around. Luckily, a counselor in Murray City will allow you to appreciate the beauty of this once-industrial town.

Murray is known for Murray City Park, which is known for beautiful wooded areas and organized sports location. It also has a huge medical center too, which is good if you have issues. It is known as a Tree City, so not only is a beautiful place, but you can climb the tree of life, and appreciate all the beautiful parts of this location. 

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Jennifer Brigman

Offering therapy in UT
License: MS/EdS, BSN,LPC,RN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Hello and welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Jennifer. I have both Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling, with a specialization in Couples and Family. I also received my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Duke and am a practicing Registered Nurse. I’ve worked as a licensed therapist in North Carolina for over 17 years. I work frequently with difficult relationship dynamics whether in families or among romantic partners. I do quite a bit of work in trauma recovery, anxiety and stress reduction, resiliency building, and identity development. Mine is a holistic, positive, supportive approach that promotes self-awareness and the interruption of unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviors that lead to being "stuck". I teach mindfulness, yogic interventions and encourage gratitude and curiosity in my clients! I'm a good fit for those who are struggling to understand themselves or their relationships as well as those who continue to meet obstacles in creating the kind of lives and relationships they'd like. Presenting concerns may include PTSD/trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, intense anger, difficulty coping or transitioning, challenges with relationships, and poor body image (with or without eating concerns). In my spare time I enjoy hiking, beekeeping and chasing my two sons! I hope we are a good fit and look forward to connecting with you.

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Lee Monahan

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am an LCSW, licensed in Utah, Oregon and Florida. I've been working in the field for over 20 years, and am proficient working with clients addressing multiple issues; grief and loss, the effects of past traumas, anxiety and depression, self esteem issues, LGBTQ challenges, and believe we all do the best we can given the information and skills we have. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral, Brief Solution Focused, and Acceptance Commitment therapeutic approaches in my work with clients. It's an honor to be invited into client's lives as they uncover their potential, overcoming and defusing old messages/beliefs, moving forward with newfound skills and courage in reaching their own personal goals of wellness.

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Erin McGuire

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I'm Erin, I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and therapist with 4 years experience providing direct care therapy, plus 10 years in the field. Also, 10 plus years experience as a client of therapy myself. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, and have the most experience in trauma work, depression, anxiety, self-image, relationship and family issues, grief work, and LBGTQ+ concerns. I also have experience working with criminal justice involved individuals, as well as victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and familial abuse. My therapy style is very relaxed and client-centered, focusing on the client's goals and what works for them. I think it's important to have an honest, relaxed, and genuine therapeutic relationship so that there is an easy place to land when discussing more difficult concerns. I tailor therapy very much to the person that I'm working with, mainly using cognitive-behavioral, ACT, dialectical-behavioral, and existential approaches in therapy. I am EMDR certified, and very comfortable working with all kinds of trauma. My favorite part of being a therapist is watching my clients really begin to trust themselves, and begin living for themselves and their values and goals, and supporting them as the world opens up for them. When I am not doing therapy, I am knitting, reading, doing cross stitch, watching horror movies, playing video and board games, and hiking.

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Kara Poole

Offering therapy in UT
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Kara and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah. My Masters degree is in Mental Health Counseling, which I have held since 2017. I have experience working with adults, teens, and families. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families regarding issues of attachment/relationships, boundaries, self-worth/identity, adoption, life transitions, depression, and anxiety. I also have extensive experience working with young adults and college students on a variety of issues. I am trained in Brain Spotting as a treatment for trauma, which can be done virtually. I am an expert in the field of adventure based counseling, and while that's hard to replicate online via Telehealth, I do like to integrate experiential therapy or encourage time outdoors or physical movement when appropriate. As a counselor I am here to support you through life's many challenges, which often feel overwhelming. There are seasons of life that leave us all struggling and in need of someone to hold hope for us when we can't hold it ourselves. My goal is to always hold hope for my clients. I take a person-centered approach to therapy, as well as solutions-focused, both of which are warm and interactive. I am generally laid back in my approach to therapy, and I ask questions with genuine curiosity, because I truly want to get to know you- strengths, challenges, and all. This will then help me individualize my approach to your needs. I am here to listen non-judgmentally, and walk along side of you as you begin to explore the feelings that led you to seek out therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Adventure Based Counseling, Family Systems, and Attachment based approaches in therapy to meet you where you are and give you the best tools to grow. I believe in honesty and genuine interactions in the therapeutic relationship, as our relationship as therapist and client is vital to your success in counseling, as is your commitment to the process. I would love the opportunity to join along side of you in the therapeutic process as you work towards the goals you have set for yourself. However, if you decide my style is not a good fit for you, I encourage you to let me know and I will do my best to help you find support that is.

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Jessica Curtis

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker currently licensed in North Carolina, Utah, and Maine. I provide a non-judgmental space in which clients can be themselves and practice self-acceptance. I combine this with cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution-focused techniques to help clients move towards their values and live more effectively. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, life transitions, dating/relationships, and body image.

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Chase Brewer

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Scott Persinger

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersDepression
35 years of experience

I am kind & caring individual / professional. I do not judge others. My job is to seek understanding of others by learning about my client's needs, goals, desires, motivation & hopes for each person's life & satisfaction.

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Susannah Holden

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. I am very acquainted with the adoption triad and navigating adoption related feelings. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Stacey Zimmerman

Offering therapy in UT
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
5 years of experience

"Empathy is a relationship between equals." -Paolo Freire Human behavior when placed in context yet has ripples; however, too has quiet the flow, beauty, and reason to it. The behaviors manifest sometimes merely for the chronic quest of hanging on to survive, staying attached to that one person, or perhaps adopting humor to make others smile. The science of human attachment has interested me since I could remember. Attaching to folks around us, to ourselves, and to the world at large, is a profound process / journey that shapes multiple entities of our internal world. My undergraduate careers were based on the neuro make-up of *how* we actually feel emotions and bodily sensations through the nervous systems. After receiving my master's degree, I served folks 5-years old to end-of-life in settings of community mental health, juvenile detention centers, therapeutic foster care, private practice, geriatric wellness-assisted living facilities, medical social worker, and insurance contracted therapist. Before becoming a licensed clinical social worker, I served 14-years in the U.S. Army in various entities to include active duty, reserves, and the national guard to which I then went to serve as a contractor with the U.S. Navy. Often times, my therapy style has been described as integrative, analytical, yet simple. Discovering the "roots" or "drivers" of behavior(s) is the analysis part of which I really love doing. I wholeheartedly believe in an environment of free expression, essentially feeling like you are "vibing" with your therapist, so please be authentic. Giving you time and attention is my goal while effectively inviting you to think/do therapeutic considerations (I never offer advice, only "invitations"--due to mindful practice and you being the expert of your mind & body). I am trained in various models, approaches, concepts and I try to utilize as many as I can in each session where / when appropriate to effectively assist where I can. That said, I am one that does use a "here and then" (present & past) approach to treatment to assist with managing symptoms. Further, I authentically try to balance sensitivity (handling folks with care) while then assisting with growth. Undergoing therapy is not always an easy ride, there might be sessions where uncomfortable thoughts/feelings arise. With such, please know that it is my job to never leave you in an "emotional uneasy" place. Your job is to communicate those thoughts/feelings to me--even if it's in one sentence when those uneasy times come so I know. As posted by BetterHelp, this is not a mental health crisis service. This chat portal will not be monitored for crises. For mental health crises, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please ask any question(s) you might have about this policy before starting services. At current, I am employed at two other locations doing what I love to do, so here at BetterHelp, I (for now), am seeing limited clients as I wholeheartedly do believe in quality over quantity. As my schedule changes and availability opens up, I will update my schedule. Current available slots are- * [Monday]: 7:15pm; 8:00pm * [Wednesday]: 7:15pm; 8:00pm Sessions are 45-minutes long.

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Tanya Smith

Offering therapy in UT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Murray

Finding the best therapist close by in Murray can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Murray. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Murray, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Murray or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Murray area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Murray, elsewhere in Salt Lake, or in the greater state of Utah.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Murray area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Murray therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Murray due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Murray may not take health insurance, some in the state of Utah may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Utah you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Murray, Utah working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Murray above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Murray helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Murray therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Murray therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Murray therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in UT, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 84121 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Murray counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Murray licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Murray, Utah can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Murray has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Murray:

84107, 84121, 84123, 84157

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