Seth Murphy, MA

I work as an individual and family therapist for Selah, helping clients live happier and more fulfilled lives. Through reflection and a focus on the client’s own story, clients can address an array of mental health issues that they are struggling with. 

I see therapy as a collaborative process where success hinges on a respectful and honest foundation between the client and therapist. Through introspection and self-awareness, the client and therapist can work together to achieve the intended outcomes established in therapy.

Seth works with adolescents/young adults in individual and family therapy settings.

Seth Murphy, MA

Professional Counselor Associate

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Supervisors: Scott Waters, LPC & Leah Chance, LPC

Insurances Accepted

  • PacificSource Community Solutions OHP
  • Trillium OHP
  • Oregon Health Plan DMAP/Open Card
  • PacificSource Health Commercial Insurance
  • Providence
  • Regence / BlueCross
  • Cash pay

What I'm Like as a Therapist

As a therapist, I spend time understanding the client’s goals and intended outcomes in therapy. I aim to gain an understanding of the client’s story and experience so that I can best adapt therapy sessions to fit the client’s needs. The foundations of therapy should replicate the foundation of any healthy relationship, built on transparency, openness, and direct feedback so that when success is found in therapy, it can be translated more easily to the real-life situations that the clients encounter.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing basketball and piano, hiking, and working out. I also love tending to my neighbors’ farm, taking care of the chicken, goats, and a horse.

“Your mind is a garden you must nurture. Plant positive seeds to create positive outcomes, and don’t be afraid of the rain or shine that comes along the way."

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Children

During my master’s program, I worked primarily with children and teens. I conducted trauma-informed therapy in a residential setting conducting individual, group, and family therapy for my clients. In addition to this, I worked on a crisis response team covering an age range of 4-18 years old.

Families

While working in residential care, I saw the importance of family support and family involvement in the success of therapy. Regardless of the age of the client, focusing on utilizing the support system around the client will greatly enhance the success for the intended outcomes of therapy.

Teens / Young Adults

 In addition to working as a crisis response worker in Lane County for teens, I was also an established individual therapist on a college baseball team. I provided individual therapy for these student-athletes to help them not only deal with the stressors of their sport but also with the pressure of balancing this sport with their academic and personal lives.

Therapies Utilized

Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (CBT)

Solutions-Focused Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Family Therapy