Nicole  Murray

Nicole Murray

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Online Therapy (NY) practice (updated December 09, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Cognitive therapy and cognitive evaluation
  • Emotional regulation
  • Concussion management
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Group therapy

Professional statement

Dr. Nicole Murray is a Clinical Neuropsychologist offering remote therapy sessions to NYS-based clients, as well as in-person neuropsychological testing. Many of her clients are dealing with increased frustration, irritability, and/or feel unable to manage their emotions. Some of her clients may have some type of medical issue that affects them cognitively or emotionally. This includes chronic illness, traumatic brain injury, cancer, and/or somatic illness. She also conducts cognitive assessments for a variety of neurological diagnoses (i.e. memory loss, ADHD, and brain injury).

While Dr. Murray tailors her approach based on her client’s needs, she frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her sessions are client-centered, and she incorporates mindfulness practices when appropriate. Her overarching purpose is to help her clients focus on the goals they want to achieve and return to a satisfactory baseline of functioning within a reasonable time frame.

Dr. Murray assists her clients in reclaiming their lives and finding joy again. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed her internship and two-year fellowship at Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine specializing in rehabilitation and neuropsychology. Her office is located near Grand Central. She looks forward to meeting you in-person or remotely.


Message to clients

My practice is focused on assisting people in overcoming obstacles that get in the way of their relationships and emotional and occupational functioning. The therapy I conduct is done via videoconferencing and provided over a secure network. The groups I run are small in nature and while they do provide some support, these groups are skills based and intended to teach you new ways in tackling everyday stressors, cognitive symptoms, and communication issues.


Specialties

Cognitive therapy and cognitive evaluation - A cognitive assessment evaluates important areas of brain function. These include: memory, concentration, processing speed, language, and reasoning capabilities. These tests are most appropriate when evaluating a return to school or work scenario after an injury, one needs an IQ test or if one is concerned about their ability to remember pertinent information, think quickly, problem-solve, attend or concentrate.

Emotional regulation - Clients with emotional dysregulation often have low mood, chronic anxiety, ruminate (i.e. worry a lot), and look to others for reassurance as ways to avoid unpleasant feelings or to feel more confident about themselves or their situation. Emotional regulation therapy integrates components of cognitive-behavioral, acceptance, dialectical, mindfulness-based, and experiential, emotion-focused treatments to improve behavior that are consistent with their particular life values

Concussion management - Helping individuals such as athletes who have suffered concussions deal with its effects on cognition, mood, the loss of joy, and any aggravated mood disorders through coping strategies

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Group therapy - The online skills groups include groups on emotional regulation, stress management, and concussion. These groups are intended to provide you with skills, psychoeducation, and support within a safe place with others who have had similar experiences. The groups are limited to a small number to allow for greater discussion and interaction


General expertise


Insurance

Nicole Murray is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $98 - $200
  • Initial session: $265 (75min)
  • Initial consultation via video conference (Complimentary): $0 (30min)
  • Cognitive remediation sessions: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Murray can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online Therapy (NY) practice
Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-7:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

NYU Langone Health, 2014 - Present

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014

Illinois School for Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2011


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Nicole  Murray
Stress Management

The stress management group is a small (five participants) skills-based group. While emotional support will organically be provided, the purpose of this group is to have participants learn a diverse range of relaxation tools and techniques to reduce stress and optimize day-day functioning.

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