She/Her/HersLicensed Social Worker, LSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Murlisa’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected so that they can begin to see fundamental changes. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change.
Murlisa is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, soothing, and non-judgmental. She positions clients as the ones who know where they are now and where they want to go. A trauma-informed therapist, Murlisa is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present obstacles and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.
Murlisa’s priority in starting with a new client is ensuring they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help ensure therapy is a core component of your self-care calendar
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Years of Experience: 11 years
Case Wester Reserve, MSSA, 2012