Jennifer Murphy, LCSW - Plumeria Counseling

Jennifer Murphy, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Welcome. I imagine you find yourself considering therapy because at times you struggle with feelings that are overwhelming. You may be experiencing confusion or frustration because certain relationships are consistently challenging or you feel stuck in patterns of behavior that limit your ability to achieve your goals. Or you may be plagued with feelings of shame that you just aren’t good enough despite your many efforts to prove otherwise. When we experience these things it makes it difficult to feel connected to ourselves and others. This lack of connection can be lonely and distressing. Some of us have used drugs, alcohol, food, relationships, self-criticism and other self-defeating behaviors to numb the pain of disconnection.

Entering therapy is a courageous first step in feeling connected again. I believe that the power of relationship can be transformative. I provide an atmosphere of acceptance and curiosity to help clients discover the roots of their pain and harness the tools necessary to create a more fulfilled life. It is my passion to hold space for clients to explore what drives them to make the choices they make and help them find new ways of being in the world that allows for more satisfaction and peace.

I am a LCSW with 15+ years of experience working with individuals/families. I’ve spent several years providing counseling to those living with addiction (drugs/alcohol, food, relationships) and mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder) utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and solution focused therapy. I have extensive knowledge of the recovery process (including medication management) and can lead clients to the many helpful resources available in the community. I continually avail myself of opportunities to develop professionally and personally. My clients would describe my style as warm, intelligent and open.

Specializations: Adolescents, Addiction and Recovery, Anxiety, Body Image, Bi-Polar Disorder, Career Counseling, Childhood Abuse, College Aged, Crime/Corrections, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Individual Counseling, Life Transition, Mid-Life Transition, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues