Delesla “Dee” Murphy is a graduate student at Lamar University pursuing a Master of Education degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling. She desires to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dee earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Sign Language. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is currently practicing under the supervision of Kimberly S. Boyd, M.S., LPC-S.
Dee has a passion for all people, including the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Her experience and interest are working with all age groups from childhood to adulthood in many areas, including childhood trauma, couples’ issues, crisis intervention, life transitions, work-life balance, depression, multicultural issues, LGBTQ+, anxiety, lack of positive coping skills, anger management, grief, communication skills, behavior intervention, and issues with spirituality. Dee believes healing and therapy are collaborative efforts in a non-judgmental space to build a genuine and trustworthy therapeutic relationship. She believes there are many counseling approaches and techniques which can be utilized at any given time to meet a client’s specific needs. Her counseling approach is based on a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Faith-based methods, and Person-centered Therapy
Dee is an active member and good standing with the American Counseling Association, Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, INC. Dee looks forward to witnessing your journey to mental wellness, contact her today.