I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 30 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 ages 13 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
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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.
What kind of training and experience do you have?
I am a licensed psychologist with 30 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 with?
and concerns that I work with range from ages 13 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.
How do I set up an appointment?
To set up an
appointment, call (727) 319-3020. My office manager, Brittany will help
you between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 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.
feel to contact me personally at: