I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 28 years experience in private practice. While my practice is
generalized, I specialize in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety disorders (including panic
disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder) and depression, for all ages 7 to 85. I provide psychological and academic testing
to objectively identify the presence of ADHD and/or a learning disability. I also offer family therapy as I have found, through
experience, that family therapy is beneficial for the ADHD individual as well as for the other members of the family who have
been affected. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do you work and what is your approach
My approach to therapy begins with an accurate assessment and
diagnosis (if applicable). With minors, family involvement is usually required. Following the assessment, a treatment plan
is jointly formulated and agreed upon by the client and myself. I work within a brief therapy model whenever it is reasonable
to do so. My approach ranges with the use of cognitive/behavioral therapy methods, visual imagery and hypnosis, emotional
freedom techniques and other energy psychology approaches; parenting and educational strategies, family counseling, marital
counseling and consultation with physicians, schools or the courts (if applicable). I am good natured and non-dictatorial
in my approach. Therapy is an experience of self-exploration and I function as a guide in helping those who are motivated
to succeed in accomplishing their own personal goals.
of training and experience do you have?
I am a licensed psychologist with 28
years of experience working with a wide range of people, problems, and solutions. I have owned and operated Intense Outpatient
Programs and Partial Hospitalization programs, have worked in private practice and in private psychiatric hospitals (on two
occasions; once as a program director for the adolescent population and once as the program director on the adult unit for
persons suffering from an anxiety disorder). I think that the breadth of my training and the wide variety of people with whom
I have established helping relationships gives me a good basis for working with most problems.
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hillsdale College in Michigan and my Doctorate in clinical psychology
from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Wheeling, Illinois. I have been in private practice in the state of Florida
since 1990. If you want other specific details about my training and work experience, or if you are wondering about anything
else that relates to my ability to work with you, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or telephone.
What kinds of problems and concerns do you work
The problems and concerns that I work with range from ages 7 to 85. I
am especially interested in helping identify and treat individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and
Learning Disabilities. These conditions affect persons throughout the lifespan and if treated quickly they can succeed beyond
their dreams and their family's expectations. I have seen children go from SLD classes to gifted in two years. With proper
treatment, I have seen children go from SLD classes to gifted in two years. My goal is to achieve an accurate diagnosis using
objective psychological tests. In addition to identifying and treating ADHD and Learning Disabilities, I work actively with
couples and families along with adults, children and adolescents in individual counseling. I help individuals with mood disorders,
relationship issues, trauma reactions and sexual identity concerns.
do I set up an appointment?
To set up an appointment, call (727) 319-3020. My
office manager, Cindy will help you between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays and
Fridays. The office is closed on Wednesdays. Dr.
Murrays hours include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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