Therapist Profile

Name:
Michael J. Murray, PsyD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
5152 Katella Ave Suite 201 Los Alamitos, CA 90720-2844
Phone:
(714) 442-2505
License Number
LMFT44688
Practicing Since:
2002
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Have you noticed a sudden change in your teen’s behavior? Have they become irritable or angry? Are they frequently isolated and gloomy? These could be signs of trouble or simply symptoms of the tremendous adjustment today’s adolescents face. If you are concerned and having difficulty communicating with your teenager it is important to take quick action to assure your child’s well being. Adolescence can be a difficult time, both for parents and teens. If you are concerned that the wrong crowd may be influencing your teen you are not alone. Staying connected is crucial during this phase of your child’s life to provide balance to the myriad of influences they are experiencing daily. And believe it or not your teen wants and needs to stay connected, too. (They just have a peculiar way of showing it.) It may seem as though your adolescent is speaking a different language. You may feel as though your teen is pushing you away. But the truth is that your teen needs your connection and guidance more than ever in order to figure out what sort of person they want to be and what they are going to do with their life. They are filled with uncertainty and feeling the pressure of looming adulthood. The good news is you can stay connected with your teen during this difficult period. Connection is about really listening to your teenager. During this time they need to know you care deeply about them and understand their unique experience of early adulthood. I have helped many families and teens improve their ability to communicate effectively. You can reconnect and stay connected with your teenager! Request an appointment right now and learn how to get started! Free consultation available.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Variable by appointment. Evening and weekend appointments available.
Services
Family and Individual Counseling, DOT Return-to-Work Substance Abuse Assessments,Consultation, Supervision
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Psy.D. Psychology, California Southern University, 2013 M.S. Counseling, California State University Fullerton, 2002 B.A. Psychology/Sociology, California State University Fullerton, 2000

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
Communication Skills
Families
Hypnosis
Individual
Parenting
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Supervision

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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