patricia r. murray ed.d.
(269) 327-7632 + EXT. 15
Specialty Areas: I work with adolescents and adults and providing both individual and relationship counseling. I treat anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, stress concerns, adjustment issues, and transitions. I have thirty years of experience in working with eating disorders. Currently I conduct weight management and pre-bariatric awareness groups. I also offer evaluations for individuals who are considering bariatric surgery.
Treatment Philosophy: I view counseling as a collaborative process in which therapist and client work together to actively deal with the presenting issues. I utilize a variety of concepts depending upon the needs of my clients. My training includes both cognitive-behavioral approaches and family of origin therapy. I may suggest readings, certain ways to approach situations, or specific ideas for change. Finding the treatment which is the best fit for the client is a key to my approach.
Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 1978
Specialist Certificate in Drug and Alcohol in 1978
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1993
5 years experience in an inpatient hospital setting with both psychiatric and substance abuse clients
30 years experience in private practice in an outpatient setting
Focus and therapy with eating disorders since 1984
*Insurances Accepted: Aetna, BCBS, BCBS (PPO), BCBS (State of Michigan), BCBS (WMU), Beech Street, Blue Choice, EBS, IBA/UMR, Messa (out of network benefits accepted), PPOM, United Health Care, UHC (Pfizer & Stryker), Value Options, BCN, VO (Eaton), VO (Kellogg & Railroad).
**Plans may change at any time. Please call your insurance company for eligibility, deductions, co-pays and pre-certification. Out of state plans often vary, please check with your insurance company.