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trauma expert in philadelphia

Michelle Murray, PhD

Offering psychotherapy and consulting services in Center City, Philadelphia. 

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." - Dr. Maya Angelou

Why Psychotherapy?

We all have times in our lives when we struggle, and too often we end up trying to manage it alone. Maybe you are used to being seen as the strong one that others always depend on...or you do not want to feel like a burden to those you care about...or perhaps you do not trust that others will understand you.


Stress due to a major life event, such as the end of a relationship, identity confusion or change, adjustment to a new environment or role, or a significant loss or trauma are all common reasons to seek out psychotherapy. 


With whatever struggle you may be faced with, therapy can be a powerful source of support to get you through difficult times. I provide a challenging, yet affirming and non-judgmental space for self-exploration to help you use your internal strengths and create meaningful change.

trauma informed psychologist and case consultant

Many of us experience traumatic events in our lives that negatively impacts us in predictable and unpredictable ways. Through a trauma-informed approach, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment that can both facilitate your healing and celebrate your resilience.


Therapy is most effective when you feel a certain level of comfort with your therapist, thus as part of building a strong therapeutic relationship I am transparent and collaborative in my approach. I view issues contextually, and honor the impact of your personal history and socio-cultural identities on your lived experiences.


LGBTQ identifying individuals

Survivors of trauma

Early Career Professionals

College students

​​​Relationship Issues

Life Transitions

Trauma and PTSD


Anger and Mood Management

Experiences of Discrimination

Gender, Sexual, and Racial Identity Development

Career Indecision


Sessions are $200 for 50 minutes. Payment is due at the time of your session. I accept cash, credit card, or check. ​


I am an in-network provider for Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Premier BlueCard PPO plans. If you are covered by a different insurance, please call your insurance provider to determine your coverage. Your insurance company may offer out-of-network reimbursement for my services.

Cancellation Policy

24 hours advance notice is required if you need to cancel or change the time of your appointment. A $75 fee will be collected for missed sessions or late cancellations.

Scheduling An Appointment

Before scheduling an appointment for therapy, I believe it is useful to have a conversation regarding how I can meet your needs and for you to get a sense of my style.


During this phone consultation, please be prepared for me to ask you what brings you to therapy at this time and any current symptoms you may be feeling. This is also a time where I can answer any questions or concerns you may have.

You can either give me a call at (484) 469-0337 or fill out the form to request a phone consultation.

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1500 Walnut Street

Suite 1340

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 484 - 469 - 0337


Practice Building Services

Case Consultation

I provide clinical case consultation to licensed mental health professionals who want to hone their skills and build expertise in working with complex trauma and/or gender identity. 

Clinical consultation for licensed mental health professionals to build expertise in complex trauma and gender identity

* If you are a mental health provider interested in case consultation, please call (484) 469-0337 or email me at

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