Janys Murphy PhD, LMHC, CDP - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Teacher, Healer

About the Therapist

Dr. Murphy has 14 years experience working as a mental health counselor. She was granted status as a Mental Health Professional in 2004 at Seattle Mental Health (now Sound Mental Health, Seattle, WA). In 2006 she became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) as well as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP). In 2007 she was granted specialization as a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) at Behavioral Health Resources (Olympia, WA). She works with individuals, couples, families, and is a group therapist as well.  In 2009 she became a qualified Clinical Supervisor for post masters clinicians in pursuit of licensing.

In addition to being a counselor, Janys is also an Associate Faculty at Prescott College in the Master's in Counseling program where she is the lead for the Addiction Emphasis. 

Janys provides both supervision and consultation for clinicians and masters level student interns with a specialized interest in co-occurring disorders, trauma, and application of yoga and mindfulness practices in a mental health setting. She also works with people with end of life transitions.

She is available for consultation to professional organizations regarding mental health, chemical dependency, group process work, as well as integration of yoga with health professionals as a way to reduce compassion fatigue. She earned her PhD in Counseling at Oregon State University in 2013. Oregon State University's PhD in Counseling is a CACREP (Counseling & Counseling Related Education Programs) approved program. 
Professional affiliations includes the American Counseling Association (ACA), Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES), the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Supervision & Consultation

I am an approved supervisor for the state of Washington (since 2009)  and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in good standing (since 2006). In addition to attending the required training approved by the state of Washington, I also completed advanced supervision training through the PhD in Counseling program at Oregon State University. This is both of requirement of the PhD program I am an alumni of, and also meets Oregon state requirements.

I am approved to meet the 100 hour supervision requirement for LMHCA (Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associates) & can meet 100 hours of the 200 hour requirement for LMFTA (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy). Please contact the Washington State Department of Health to determine is you are an associate in good standing or to set up your associate license.

I require all supervision candidates to meet for (1) an initial information interview and if it is decided that we will work together (2) to carry their own personal liability insurance.

Supervision can be held individually, triadic (2 supervisees per hour), & in group formats.

I provide consultation to all mental health & allied professionals and have specialized knowledge in working with children, adolescents, applying neurobiology to counseling, addiction, yoga, & mindfulness. I lead an ongoing consultation group that supports counselors in applying yoga to clinical practice. Supervisees may attend this consult group with prior approval.

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