About Kelly Murray

Licensed Professional Counselor #C262 in the state of Oregon.

My education includes a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College (2008) and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Portland State University (2005). I obtained my license by the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists in 2011.  After receiving my license,

I have been in private practice since 2013. I use both expressive, somatic, attachment-based, cognitive and behavioral approaches to individualize treatment. I primarily use Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR and Internal Family Systems therapy in my practice. 

 

My style is warm, relational and direct.

 

I have extensive experience working with those struggling with trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, addictions and life transitions. 

I started my therapy career in 2006. I worked at The Christie School, Volunteers of America, De Paul Treatment Center, Lifeworks NW, and Portland DBT/Portland DBT Institute, Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Kaiser Permanente.

I have completed Levels 1 and 2 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s trauma trainings (2015-2019),  EMDR basic training( currently in certification process).

I am currently enrolled in the Level 1 Internal Family Systems training via Internal Family Systems Institute in Seattle, WA.

I have trained in Hakomi through M.E.T.A. (2016)with the Hakomi Institute of California in Berkeley, CA (2016).

I have Gestalt training through the Gestalt Therapy Training Center Northwest with Steve Zahm Ph.D and Eva Gold Ph.D in Portland, OR (2014-2015) as well as other Gestalt trainings at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA.

I became intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech LLC (Marsha Linehan’s training company) in 2012-2013. 

As a member of the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists I am required to complete 40 credits of Continuing Education in Counseling Psychology/Ethics every two years. 

 

More about me ….

 

I completed a 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training in 2011 in Portland, OR and traveled to Southern India (Kerala).

I am a native Oregonian. I grew up in Salem, OR and moved to Portland in 2001.

When I am not working, I enjoy music, reading, movement of all kinds, travel, films, plays, the outdoors, eating the wonderful food Portland has to offer and time with my son and cats. 

 

 

I love being a therapist.

I find great joy and meaning in helping people grow into themselves.

 

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor