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Kathleen Murphy, LMFT
I am able to see and appreciate my clients personal power, unique gifts and assist them in seeing the light out of the darkness.

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Kathleen Murphy, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My years of specialized training and experience have equipped me with skills in various therapeutic approaches. I have a background in treating co-occurring disorders (substance abuse treatment and mental health). I customize my approach to meet the needs and presenting problems of my clients and direct their treatment to establish a therapeutic alliance in order to facilitate the bridge to health.

I continuously strive to maintain an engaging spirit and good humor; I am able to engage clients from various backgrounds in their quest to learn, improve and emerge as more effective human beings. I am able to see and appreciate my clients personal power, unique gifts and assist them in seeing the light out of the darkness.

Education

BA - Social Science, Chapman University

MA - Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Chapman University

License Number and State

CA 86812

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy exercising, walking my dogs, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have found it extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to help play a part in someone's wellness journey.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I mediate and exercise.

What book have you read more than once?

The Bible for continued guidance in my spiritual walk.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I am tied for two! Although, there are so many non profits doing great work!

1. The Kingsview Corporation for their continued contribution to the mental health and substance abuse field in our area.

2. The Boys and Girls Club for the enrichment and safe environment provided for our youth across America.

How do you recharge?

A good nights sleep and music!

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have two dogs Sadie and Ladie. Miss Ladie was abandoned a month before the world shut down for COVID-19 and enriched our lives during the pandemic. Her photo was entered in Americas Favorite Pet Contest and was voted 4th place in her division.