Hello and happy to meet you! My name is Bridget Stevens-Murphy and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in children and families, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. I have worked both domestically and internationally in a variety of settings focused on working with families and children.
I am a warm and grounded listener whose main concern is for you to feel comfortable and empowered in therapeutic work. In our work together, it is my hope to provide a safe space for you to reflect and gain an understanding of yourself in order to live a more full and authentic life. My practice foundation is an integrative approach focused on strength-based, relational, holistic, person-centered models and rooted in cultural competence and social justice. It is my core belief that therapeutically supporting people includes treating the body as a whole and giving attention to the connection between the emotional and physical self.
My areas of focus include: adoption related issues, relationship difficulties, intimacy issues, infertility, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, mindful living, and women’s issues. I am a Trust-Based Relational Intervention practitioner, am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have also completed a post-graduate certificate from the University of Minnesota in specialized adoption and permanency competency.
It is my passion to provide a culturally supportive practice that provides safety to all individuals and families that are courageously working through life’s challenges. Outside of my professional world, I am a mom, wife, and sister and enjoy spending my free time reading, visiting new places, practicing yoga, and just taking time to find the beauty in the outdoors.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Adult Attachment Inventory
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Substance Use Disorder
Systems of Care Navigation
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
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