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Murphy Foster

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

Dallas, Texas Therapist Specializing in Addiction, Anxiety, Shame, Depression, Mid-Life Crises, Life Transitions, Grief

Nothing captures my attention more than an authentic story. My primary motivation in counseling is the opportunity to see my clients use their own experiences in a way that positively affects their outcomes. Since I was a teenager, I’ve had a fascination with the broad diversity of the human race while also appreciating universal things that bind us all together and allow us to deeply relate to one another. I’m also deeply intrigued by why we do what we do, both as individuals and as members of a larger group.

For several years, I worked as a life development coach for an outpatient treatment group that specializes in addiction recovery and moderate psychiatric issues. Through this role, I was able to walk alongside clients as they reclaimed their lives while witnessing first-hand both the weight and the complexities of mental health issues, both for the client and his or her entire family. I eventually had the privilege of serving as client advocate and therapist for the same group, designing and ensuring the implementation of customized treatment plans.

Though much of my clinical experience has been in the realm of addiction recovery, I have also worked consistently with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, “failure-to-launch” or delayed adulthood, marital and family issues, and identity issues.

My hope is to provide a safe place for individuals to openly and honestly work though the complicated realities of their past and their present, assist them in cultivating hope for their futures, and support them as they work to experience desired transformation in their hearts, minds and stories. We work together to unveil unique passions, explore value systems and address potential obstacles—often leading clients to a richer, more satisfying life.

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University, double-majoring in psychology and sociology. I also attended Dallas Theological Seminary where I earned my Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling in 2011. Since 2013, I have operated solely as a counselor (and an occasional instructor) in a private practice setting and joined Insights’ team in 2014. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas.

In my free time, I enjoy writing and playing music, writing, running and last minute road trips. I’m in the process of building my family in Dallas, but most of my family still lives in my home state of Louisiana, where every day is an excuse for a party.

My rate is $140 for a 50-minute session. Click here to request an appointment.

A quote that resonates with me:

Listening is rare. There are certain people we meet to whom we feel we can talk because they have such a depth capacity for hearing; not hearing words only but hearing us as a person. We shall never truly know ourselves unless we find people who can listen, who can enable us to emerge, to come out of ourselves, to discover who we are. We cannot discover ourselves by ourselves. -- Margaret Madeline

 

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  1. New Client Information form. This form provides information about you so Insights can craft your therapy to be as effective and efficient as possible. Some questions are personal and may be sensitive or even uncomfortable for you. They are asked in an effort to quickly begin building a complete picture of who you are, which in turn will save valuable therapy time. All client records are strictly confidential and will not be seen by anyone without your written permission unless required by law. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your therapist.
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