Therapist Profile

Name:
Valerie Murphy, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
9920 Pacific Heights Blvd. Ste. 150 San Diego, CA 92121-4361
Phone:
(619) 786-6062
Website:
License Number
LMFT84920
Practicing Since:
2010
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning. My intention is that together we reach this moment so you, your child, your family can bridge the gap to where you want to be. Change will not occur until you are truly ready to enter this process. Change must be internally motivated for it to last. Together we can build that motivation and readiness that may exist now as only a spark. After receiving my Masters in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University, I began practicing at the YWCA, a shelter for homeless women, children and families.As a professor for a local college I was able to solidify my knowledge and understanding of the theories I use in my practice. Additionally, I worked with children involved in CWS. I was trained in Incredible Years Parenting program. The techniques were modeled for the parents, coached and taught during parenting groups.My therapeutic approach is described as holistic integrating modalities such as EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Behavior Modification, Play Therapy, Incredible Years Parenting Curriculum. My expertise is child/adolescent behavioral issues, child/parent relationships, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, conflict resolution, feelings of being "stuck."

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday to Friday - 8am - 8pm Saturdays - 10am - 5pm Sundays - closed
Services
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
B.S. in Psychology M.A in Psychology emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Individual
Parenting
Play Therapy
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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