Jessica Murphy, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

Jessica Murphy, LMHC, CASAC, CARC, C-DBT

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I always thought my path to becoming a therapist stemmed from a passion for helping others, but as I look back, I realize that is not the only reason; my path has also been about a journey to discover myself, not just as a clinician but as a human. I’m no different from anyone who is sitting across from me (or my screen). The first half of my mental health journey was about denial and the second half — the current half — has been about discovery and empowerment. I use the word “journey” a lot because becoming our best and most healthy selves is a never-ending process of constantly unfolding, experiencing moments in life, and attaching meaning to them. There were significant individuals who were a part of my journey and I look forward to being a part of yours.

I aim to create a therapeutic space that is as human as possible; I’m a strong believer that growth and change are fostered through a deep and trusting connection between client and clinician (a human connection). Creating a sa

True story: I have attachment issues with training and certifications. I dive headfirst into any opportunity to learn new skills and approaches. I believe that one approach does not work for everyone, but everyone has an approach that will work for them. I have made it my personal and professional goal to become a therapist with an integrative approach who is able to provide the most individualized therapy for each client. The competencies and approaches I currently utilize include DBT, CBT, narrative therapy, addiction and recovery support, coping with grief and loss, suicide and self-harm behavior treatment, and coping with anxiety and depression.

I began my academic career earning my BA in psychology at SUNY Albany and my MS in mental health counseling at Hunter College. I work predominantly with adolescents and adults. I have worked in numerous settings, including residential with adolescents with trauma and behavioral issues, methadone maintenance treatment, chemical dependency outpatient, inpatient psychiatry, inpatient rehab, and individual counseling with adolescents and adults coping with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addiction and recovery, trauma, grief and loss, PTSD, and stress disorders as well as those fostering growth and personal development.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$80.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Venmo, Credit Card
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Cigna
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

License(s)
License #
state
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
009957
New York
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
34163
New York
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Dialctical Behavioral Therapy
Evergreen Certifications
2022
Certified Addiction Recovery Coach
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State’s (ASAP)
2021
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Hunter College
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
2017