Dr. Meghan Murphy
“Does therapy even work?”
It’s easy to believe therapy “works” when you have witnessed your clients’ lives change for the better. Witnessing this transformation is Dr. Murphy’s favorite part about being a psychologist. She loves empowering her clients and arming them with evidence-based tools so they can ultimately learn the skills needed to be their own therapist. This partnership towards change is hard work, but it is work worth doing. When working with Dr. Murphy, expect to feel heard, accepted, empowered, and challenged towards growth, but also expect to laugh.
Dr. Murphy enjoys working with adults on various health issues: trauma, anxiety, depression, serious mental illness, grief, perinatal issues, health behavior changes, and more. She primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist her clients in growth. She has specialty training in therapies for addressing PTSD, OCD, behavior change/motivation (e.g., quitting smoking, weight management, alcohol reduction, etc.), and chronic pain. She is also experienced in diagnostic and pre-surgical evaluations, such as pre-bariatric surgery evaluations. She is an LGBTQIA+ ally.
Dr. Murphy has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her internship and postdoctoral work at VA Hospitals. She has been practicing since 2013 and returned to her home state of Arkansas in 2016. Outside of the office Dr. Murphy is a partner, proud mom of two, gardener, outdoor enthusiast, novice chef, and traveler.
Therapy is a safe space to experience amazing growth and healing; Dr. Murphy would be honored to start that journey with you.