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Jennifer Murphy(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Anxiety -Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-Mind-body connection-Life purpose & meaning-Identity development-Emotion regulation-

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Professional statement

Jen Murphy is a person-centered, somatic therapist who values the therapeutic relationship above all else, wherein the consistency and trust built there is what heals. Jen believes that being a witness to someone's healing journey is a true honor and a privilege. Trained in EMDR, and as trauma informed expressive arts therapist, the framework of holistic wellness guides the practice. Together, with a strengths based, empowerment approach, learn to access safety in your body, re-wire your nervous system, and make meaning of your life.

Jen uses narrative therapy and parts work to help you get clear about your values and boundaries, to tap into your intuition and ultimately your personal power. Much of the work to strengthen your relationship with yourself will be like a type of home coming.

With the use of expressive arts therapy, you will have the rare and expansive ability to address yourself fully, through the depths of your sensory channels, and with a breadth of modalities you will learn to deepen your trust with yourself. Storytelling in expressive arts therapy has the opportunity to empower you to use action oriented and sensory based processes to create, connect, and heal.

Jen was trained as an expressive arts therapist in clinical mental health counseling and received her masters from Lesley University, she previously completed her undergraduate program through a dual degree program at Tufts and SMFA.

Jen worked in domestic violence homeless shelters and sexual assault emergency care while living in Boston. After moving to Providence, Jen started working in the Women's Center at SSTAR where she continued to do work with C-PTSD.

Because of her work in acute crisis care, she got trained as an EMDR therapist, a type of trauma treatment that helps to re process traumatic memories and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain.

Message to clients

Regardless of what the presenting challenge is right now, we will work together to get you to a place of more ease and comfort in your life. Therapy is a collaboration, together we will co-create a space and a treatment plan that works for you. Think of your therapy hour as a special third space, where you can come and be all that you are, and all that you hope to be. My gentle invitation is to do what is right for your soul, and to believe that you know what that is. You have everything you need to heal already within you, the practice is in the commitment of insisting on that.

Work and Education

Women's Center at SSTAR, Clinician
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital , Counselor
RESPOND domestic violence shelter, Counselor

Lesley University , Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Expressive Arts Therapy , 2021
Tufts University , Psychology , 2016
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts , BFA, 2016


Massachusetts: LMHC10000501 - Rhode Island: MHC01680




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Jennifer Murphy is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150
  • Initial session:$150 (60min)