As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Murphy takes a “whole person, whole health” approach that is directive yet patient centered. She utilizes evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to help her clients reach their whole health goals.
Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, chronic pain management, health behavior changes, smoking cessation, serious mental illness, chronic disease management, and exploring substance abuse/dependence. She is also experienced in diagnostic and pre-surgical evaluations, such as pre-bariatric surgery evaluations.
Dr. Murphy has specialty training in Motivational Interviewing, health psychology, serious mental illness, chronic pain, and anxiety disorders. She enjoys working with adults and adolescents.
Dr. Murphy earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed both her internship and postdoctoral work at VA Hospitals. She returned to her home state of Arkansas in 2016 to be closer to both her family and the great outdoors she has always loved.