Academics at Prescott College
Janys M. Murphy, Ph.D, LMHC, CDP
Associate Faculty for the Counseling Program
Dr. Janys Murphy has been in the counseling field for more than 15 years and in addition to being a faculty member, has a private counseling practice in Olympia, WA. She earned a BA Social Psychology The Evergreen State College in 1998, and an MA Counseling Psychology Saint Martin’s University in 2003. She obtained her license as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in 2006, and her chemical dependency professional certification CDP) also in 2006. Prior to private practice, she developed and led a co-occurring family based outpatient treatment program at Behavioral Health Resources. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education Oregon State University in 2013.
Dr. Murphy has more than 8 years of teaching experience, her subjects of primary interest are somatic psychology, neurobiology, addiction, and human development. She specializes in working with LBGTQ clients, adolescents, addiction and trauma. She is considered a child mental health specialist, and primarily works with infants, teens, and pre-teens. She also provides clinical supervision and consultation for clinicians with a specialized interest in co- occurring disorders, trauma, and applying yoga and mindfulness practices in a mental health setting. She is also a certified hatha yoga instructor, and a yoga therapist. Dr. Murphy is the past chair and professional member of the Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Social Workers Advisory Committee for the State of Washington.
B.A., Social Work and Social Psychology¸ The Evergreen State College
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Community Mental Health, Saint Martin’s University
Ph.D., Counselor Education (CACREP accredited), Oregon State University