Bernadette Grace Murphy    Marriage & Family Therapist  L#92533

Hello and welcome to my web site. My work with clients is predominantly integrative, matching the therapy as we go along to ones needs.  Being eclectic often includes aspects of creativity. Therefore  depending on the situation, a session might include some, drawing, visualization of concepts, lightheartedness, practical interventions, you tube referrals as well as talking.   My work is influenced by the belief that within us we are constantly striving towards growth and fulfillment.  Whether we like it or not we are constantly navigating relationships.  Sometimes these relationships can become unbalanced, and life can become stressful.  I help couples and individuals get the balance back in their lives.  

My specialty is in working with couples and their relationships as well as clients who suffer from an eating disorder, especially where the eating disorder is impacting the marital relationship and/or family life. In addition to individuals, I see older teens and will work with family groups when a broader context is deemed beneficial.

Issues that I tend to focus on involve anxiety, depression and trauma, and find that these issues are often linked.

To help me in my work I’ve taken various advanced trainings. More information on these trainings is listed under focus and workshops on my website.

In my approach I feel it is my responsibility to modify my communication style in order to enable you to feel understood.  Whether your working through a crisis, a life changing event, struggling with an illness or problem, the better that I can comprehend your experience the more effective I can be in providing the help you want. Feeling understood and becoming more aware allows you to become a more informed individual.  The more informed you are about something the more confident you will be in the decisions you make.  Parts of this journey of wanting something to be different maybe challenging but please know that you are not alone.  I walk this path by your side to support, help, and guide you towards the change you want in your life.

Issues I treat include:

  • Relationship Issues

  • Emotional Intimacy

  • Eating Disorders

  • Pregnancy & Post Partum

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Self Harm

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Grief & Loss

  • Bicultural Issues

I am available for a free 15 min consultation.

Phone: 925 290-7424