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Dr. Beth Murphy is a Clinical Psychologist  specializing in individual, couples and family therapy involving trauma, traumatic stress, chronic illness and pain as well as change of life issues such as divorce or job changes. She maintains a private practice in Bellevue, Washington in the Factoria area.

Beth is a retired firefighter with training and experience in working with the unique challenges that face firefighters, police and military personel and thieir families. I also have training in critical incident stress debriefing and defusing (CISD), and disaster mental health.. 

Beth has over 8 years experience as a  therapist, and has worked with a broad range of individuals, couples and families, with diverse issues and needs.

In addition to being a skilled psychologist, Beth has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of traumatic stress, suicide and mental illness in first responders, effects of discrimination and harassment, and women making their way in non-traditional jobs.

Beth is an integrative, person centered therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support by demonstrating unconditional positive regard, compassion, and acceptance, as well as provide appropriate feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. and their unique life experiences. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
Beth currently holds a Doctorate in Psychology, Psy.D., in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Seattle. She completed her dissertation on Women firefighters' experience of stress on the job.

License, Certifications & Awards
Beth Murphy is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Washington;  PY60275037

Additional Training
Beth has been trained in CISD, Buddhism and psychology, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy and traumatic brain injury for returning military. 

Professional Activities and Memberships
Beth Murphy is a member of  American Psychological Association (APA); Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women; Division 56, Trauma Psychology;  Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA); International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS);  American Counseling Association (ACA).


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