Janys Murphy PhD, LMHC, CDP - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Teacher, Healer
 
Counseling 
 
I create a therapeutic environment that supports change, promotes positive choices, and hopefully leads you to a more fulfilling life. Together we can explore grounded and holistic ways to decrease suffering and to remove the obstacles that impede your wellness. 
 
My therapeutic approach includes Psychodynamic Therapy,  Person Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing.I have extensive experience with the Enneagram and use this as a way to help people explore their values, instincts, and temperament. 
 
I include body and mind practices from my training as a yoga instructor and as a yoga therapist. When working with trauma I encourage my patients to explore Lifespan Integration as a therapeutic option as I am trained in this technique. Lifespan Integration is beneficial for situations such as trauma, abuse, dissociation, post traumatic stress, panic attacks, anxiety.
 
I work with individuals and families with concerns such as adolescent transitions, addiction, eating disorders including binge eating, body image, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, spirituality and life transitions, codependency, gifted adults and children, and chronic illness. I support cis-gender, non-binary, and transgender individuals.
 
My fee is $150.00 for an initial visit, $120.00 per fifty minute session,  and $150 for family counseling. I accept insurance ( Regence, Lifewise, &  Premera Blue Cross ), as well as private pay (cash, check, or credit cards accepted)
 

Hours:
My set hours for counseling patients are from 1pm-6pm on Wednesday & Friday at my downtown office (120 Pear Street NE). I also schedule healing sessions and workshops on the weekends. If you plan on scheduling an appointment please print out the disclosure form and registration form for our initial appointment. Call or call to schedule an appointment (360) 754-1747, or email inbalancecounseling@gmail.com.

If you reside in Washington State or outside the United States, I can provide counseling online via the online platform Zoom. Please email me to further discuss the option. 

Benefits of Counseling

If you are new to counseling, or just looking, I find it helpful to share this with most people I meet with the first time. Studies show that successful counseling is not only about the theory or method that a therapist uses, but also about the relationship between therapist and client. I integrate traditional & modern theories into counseling & also use a two person approach; meaning that I often share my impressions and thoughts about the "here and now" of the counseling relationship as a way to support clients.

It is important to find a therapist that works best for you. While I hope that I am a good fit for you as a counselor, only you can decide this. Sometimes it takes sitting with a counselor for a session or two to determine this. If I am not a good fit for your counseling needs, then I am happy to refer you to another qualified professional.  

If you wish to schedule an appointment to see if I might be a good counselor for you, please review my counseling page, and read some of my experience on my "about the therapist" page. 

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