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Rachel Murphy

Staff Therapist

Credentials
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Practice Locations
  • Cliff Temple Baptist Church
  • Wilshire Baptist Church
  • Central Office
Life Stages
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
Areas of Focus
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Group therapy
  • Life changes/transitions
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
Languages
  • English
Education
  • Masters of Social Work, University of Texas - Arlington

Philosophy

My goals for therapy are to provide a safe, compassionate place for my clients to be who they are without judgment, and to learn healthy coping skills to improve their lives. I believe that we all have within ourselves what we need to get better. My role is to encourage and facilitate that process by collaborating with my clients to achieve their goals.

Rachel started her career in social work facilitating parenting classes and providing case management to at-risk women in Child Protective Services, then went on to build and refine her clinical skills at two residential and outpatient dual-diagnosis substance use and mental health treatment facilities. She has experience working with people of various backgrounds and issues. She has further experience in providing EMDR trauma therapy to process traumatic life events and move forward in their lives.

Additional areas of focus:

Boundaries

Chronic pain
Codependency
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Domestic violence recovery
Faith and spirituality
Gambling
Grief and loss
Group therapy
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Infertility, miscarriage
LGBTQ+
Life changes/transitions
Relationship issues
Screen/internet addiction
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
Social skills
Stress management
Substance abuse/addiction
Trauma
Women's issues, young women

Certifications

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)