About Kelly Murray

I am a native Oregonian and my education includes a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College (2008) and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University (2005). I obtained my license from the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists in 2011.  I have been in private practice since 2013. Before private practice, I worked in residential treatment centers, community mental health agencies, Portland DBT Program/Institute, Kaiser Center for Health Research, and taught as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College.

I use psychodynamic, depth, expressive, somatic, attachment-based, cognitive, and behavioral approaches to individualize treatment. I primarily use Psychodynamic/depth approaches and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

My style is warm, relational, and direct.

I have participated in a bi-weekly Depth Psychology Consult group with early childhood trauma psychologist/analyst Donald Kalsched Ph.D. since Sept 2020.

I have completed Levels I and II of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s trauma and developmental trauma training (2015-2019).

EMDR Basic Training in 2019 and year-long supervision and certification (2020).

I have trained in Hakomi through M.E.T.A. (2016) and 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 training at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA.

I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech LLC from 2012-2013.

200-hour yoga teacher training certification with Tiffany Cruikshank in 2010.

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.

Personally, I enjoy music, playing guitar, reading, watching films, movement, travel, coffee, good food, and parenting. I have been engaged in my own psychotherapy for a long time.