About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio with over seven years experience. I have worked with adolescents in the Intensive Outpatient setting, adults with severe mental illness and substance abuse detox inpatient, and adults experiencing their first psychotic break. I have also provided community mental health services and medication assisted treatment. I support individuals in need as well as those in a group setting. I have helped hundreds of patients through a variety of situations including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, mental illness, and addiction.

My counseling style is eclectic. I know that no single approach is right for every individual. I have been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy to name a few. I offer careful and compassionate counseling with the focus on understanding the person.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Toledo with a primary focus in Psychology. I also have a Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AZ LPC LPC-18434


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tolana 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 N.O. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I've had a few therapists in the last decade, but Tolana is by far the best therapist I've ever had. She is so empathetic and non-judgmental. I feel listened to and understood by her and that, in turn, encourages me to completely open up and be honest with her. I have never felt so comfortable talking with someone about all my thoughts, opinions, and issues. I highly recommend Tolana - she's definitely a light in this world.

Written by R.O. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and grief

Tolana has been such a game changer. I can't express how grateful I am to have her as my first therapist. She has been an incredible listener and feel safe expressing myself. Such a pleasure to work with!

Written by T.H. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Tolana encourages, motivates me and gives me Faith. She's full of wisdom and faith form the word of God . I'd always enjoy my session with her. She inspires me after every session. God bless her!

Written by B.R. on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I like how Tolana listens and give you time to talk it out. Here feedback so far is very comprehensive

Written by K.A. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She has been extremely helpful and understanding!

Written by C.A. on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tolana is attentive, empathetic and understanding. She truly takes the time to thoughtfully come up with solutions and steps to help in any situation. I highly recommend Tolana.

Written by B.R. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been having virtual appointments with Tolana for a month now and she is absolutely wonderful. She listens to what I am saying, understands the feelings associated with that and is compassionate while still validating my feelings. She has provided real life examples to relate to my situations and has provided wonderful and different outlooks on topics that are important to me. She also provides different types of tools that are able to be put into practical use for helping me cope with difficult topics and how to deal with real life situations. In just a short time, I have started to feel lighter and not so much of the overwhelming/spiraling thoughts that cause me such anxiety. She has many options for days and times of availability and is always willing to chat outside of those schedules video chats should I need to talk. Highly recommended!

Written by C.O. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tolana is caring and understands my needs. She always knows the right thing to say and how to help me work through my problems.

Written by S.U. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Better Help is a great way to get help in this busy world we live in, They offer a variety of different ways to connect and I never feel alone or forgotten. I highly recommend.

Written by R.O. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tolana Murphy is the right Therapist to be working with me. I cannot tell you how important it is that I feel like I relate to her on so many levels. Thank you for having her on staff.

Written by S.T. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Tolana has been amazing so far. I’ve had two video sessions with her and her advice has been so helpful. She listens, understands & gives reasoning behind every thought. Her advice has stuck with my day to day thoughts. I can’t wait to see her again.

Written by C.Y. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Tolana listens and graciously presents insights after I've "dumped" on her. She never seems hurried or frazzled. I feel peace when I'm with her, which is important, because I'm in an anxious situation right now. I look forward to my time with her. She is very helpful and patient.

Written by R.E. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tolana is thoughtful and caring, she listens and offers solutions and sets attainable goals would recommend 10/10!

Written by S.H. on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She is so helpful and seems to always be available when I need her. It’s been so refreshing to feel frantic but be able to come to a safe place to vent or get advice that is beneficial to all parties involved. I like that I never get an “i don’t know” response. Very happy.

Written by J.A. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Tolana Murphy is very efficient and timely with her advice. Urgent messages are answered rather quickly.

Written by S.A. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Tolana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tolana is kind, helpful, and insightful especially when you are at your lowest point.

Written by D.O. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, anger management, career difficulties, and addictions

Tolana has been extremely helpful. I was nervous getting back into therapy because of my previous experience not being great. I instantly felt comfortable with Tolana to open up and I am grateful for that.

Written by S.A. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Tolana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

AMAZING!!!!

Written by M.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Tolana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

I find Tolana extremely helpful, my only possible concern is that we live in opposite sides of the world and the time zone difference makes scheduling sessions difficult to find a time that is helpful to me. I have had one session over video chat thus far and that was at 1am my time, my next is scheduled for 2am.

Written by K.A. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Tolana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been working with Tolana for a few months now and all I can say is that I love her! I tried a few therapists before I found her and I pretty much knew right away that we were a good fit. Couldn't tell you why, I just got a vibe and could tell she knew what she was talking about. I was in therapy for 2 years while in college and it drastically changed my life. In the few months that I have been working with Tolana she has helped me rediscover some of the old tools I used that I have forgotten about along the way. She has helped boost my confidence and approached my problems in different ways. For the first time in years I am actually facing my emotions, my thoughts, and am able to implement healthy habits that I've been trying to stick to for years. I look forward to our calls each week and highly recommend her!

Work with me!