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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.