Meredith Murphy

Nationally Certified Counselor (University of Illinois)

Receiving  her  Master’s  Degree  in  Counseling  from  the  University  of  Illinois  in  2003, Meredith  holds  extensive  experience  working  in  the  field  of  trauma.  She  is  skilled  in  working  with  adolescents,  men,  and  women  who  have  survived  domestic  violence,  sexual  abuse,  and/or  childhood  trauma.  Furthermore,  she  has  broad  experience  working  with  first  responders,  including  law  enforcement  and  medical  personnel,  who  have  witnessed  trauma  through  their  own  crisis  response.  With  an  understanding  that  family  and  friends  of  survivors  are  also  secondarily  affected  by  trauma,  she  is  able  to  provide  guidance  and  support  for  these  needs  as  well.   

Certified  by  the  National  Board  of  Certified  Counselors,  Meredith  is  further  dedicated  to  providing  counseling  in  the  areas  of  stress  management,  positive  body  image  and  self-­esteem,  healthy  coping  skills,  positive  parenting,  and  healthy  communication.  She  is  committed  to  facilitating  healing,  empowering  the  individual,  and  providing  supportive  guidance  in  a  warm  and  nonjudgmental  environment.    Through  her  holistic  approach  to  health,  she  believes  one’s  mind,  body,  and  spirit  are  interconnected.  She  seeks  to  integrate  these  aspects  of  one’s  being  to  foster  a  healthy,  thriving,  meaningful  life.  

Meredith  is  married  with  two  children  and  loves  her  time  with  them  as  a  family.  She  enjoys  hiking,  running,  biking,  playing  sports,  attending  sports  games,  gardening  –  anything  outside  –  as  well  as  reading,  yoga,  and  spending  time  with  friends. 

Specialties:

•   Domestic Violence 

•   Sexual Abuse 

•   Crisis Management 

•   Secondary trauma/First Responders 

•   Adolescents 

•   Anxiety & Depression