“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am,
then I can change”

Carl Rogers

Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling
in north central Austin

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re considering therapy
to make your life better…

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re considering therapy to make your life better…

Sheilah Murphy
Sheilah Murphy, MA, LPC

Many of us want the same things in life: to experience satisfaction and purpose in our work, to feel connected and secure in our relationships; to not have to work so hard all the time just to feel good…In fact, we’d really love to experience joy and ease and connection instead of feeling anxious, stressed-out and emotionally disconnected. Why does it seem so hard?

Difficulties in life and with relationships may arise from a variety of sources such as early developmental trauma, lack of good role models, stressful life events, genetic predisposition, and even just bad luck. Sometimes the relationship most in need of attention is the one we have with ourselves. My approach goes beyond traditional talk therapy in an integrative, research-supported body/brain process directed toward creating deep, lasting change.

I invite you to read about me and my approach on the following pages.  If what I’ve described resonates with you, let’s meet in person to see if we would be a good fit.

I’m excited and hopeful for you to begin creating the kind of purposeful, satisfying, joyful and connected life you were born to lead.

Individual Psychotherapy

For adults of all ages experiencing anxiety, relationship issues, stressful life transitions, career dissatisfaction, depression, grief, insomnia, parenting challenges, or overall feelings of emotional overwhelm and difficulties managing life…

Couples Counseling

For couples seeking a skilled and experienced professional to help address their marital or relationship challenges in a respectful and productive way…

Trauma & EMDR

When past hurts continue to cast a shadow on your present life… A safe, thorough, and integrative approach to healing from childhood neglect and traumatic life experiences…

Individual Psychotherapy

For adults of all ages experiencing anxiety, relationship issues, stressful life transitions, career dissatisfaction, depression, grief, insomnia, parenting challenges, or overall feelings of emotional overwhelm and difficulties managing life…

Couples Counseling

For couples seeking a skilled and experienced professional to help address their marital or relationship challenges in a respectful and productive way…

Trauma & EMDR

When past hurts continue to cast a shadow on your present life… A safe, thorough, and integrative approach to healing from childhood neglect and traumatic life experiences…