Shelagh Murphy


Shelagh Murphy

I have been working as a clinical social worker for 9 years, mostly within the medical field. I love working in health care because it’s an intense equalizer, and I’ve been able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The body is deeply intertwined with our experiences and happiness, and often times carries the weight of our traumas.

I graduated with my masters in social work from Columbia University, and until recently worked at major city hospitals in Boston and New York City. I am currently working in hospice in rural North Carolina. I served in the Peace Corps in St Kitts and Nevis, and have a bachelor’s degree in fine art photography. I use a myriad of therapeutic tactics - depending on what people need. I cut my teeth working with people in some of their most vulnerable moments, and have found our core of resilience is a strong center to build on. My philosophy is grounded in strengths based assessments, and I’m well practiced with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

I have experiences working with older teenagers through centenarians, grappling with everything ranging from adjusting to a new job to coping with terminal cancer. Life is hard, and my goal with therapy is to make it more endurable/manageable and hopefully *gasp* enjoyable. I look forward to working with you!

Additional Information



Years of experience:

9 years working as a social worker.

Licensed in:

NY and NC

Licensure type:

LCSW; licensed clinical social worker


Columbia University