Licensed Psychologist

portrait of michael murphy


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Interests

Psychotherapy with individuals and couples;  training and supervision;  teaching;  marriage of western and non-western psychology;  meditation and its impact on therapy, the therapist and the client;  spirituality and psychology/psychotherapy; dream interpretation;  hypnosis;  addictions (substance abuse, internet; etc.).

Approach to Therapy

Depth oriented brief psychodynamic therapy with a humanistic and non-western twist.

Approach to Supervision

The relationship between the supervisee and the supervisor is of utmost importance to Dr. Murphy. There needs to be trust and the supervisee needs to feel that the supervisor is on their side.   I also think it is very important for the supervisee to have time in supervision to look at how their own issues and dynamics affect the therapy process.   Dr. Murphy likes to promote an atmosphere of trust that will allow the supervisee to try new things in therapy and make lots of “mistakes”.

Approach to Wellness

Quality time with friends and family;   meditation;  working out;  kayaking;  getting away to the beach or gulf;  riding my motorcycle;  being in nature;  being with my granddaughter.

Other Activities

UF Center for Spirituality and Health;  Association for Humanistic Psychology;  Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis.   Dr. Murphy teaches the following classes:   “Death and Dying”;  “Transpersonal Psychology”;  “Spiritual Psychology”;  “Mindfulness Meditation:  Personal, Clinical and Training Applications”.