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Bridget Stevens-Murphy, LICSW


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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 . 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, trauma specialist with training in TF-CBT and EMDR, 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 enjoy spending reading, visiting new places, practicing yoga, and just taking time to find the beauty in the outdoors.

Willow Bay Therapy
12805 Hwy 55, Suite 216
Plymouth, MN 55441
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Willow Bay Therapy
12805 Hwy 55, Suite 216
Plymouth, MN 55441

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Practice Location:
Insurance Taken:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Medical Assistance
Optum Health
Preferred One
United Healthcare
Treatment Modalities:
Adult Attachment Inventory
ARC Model
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Custodial Evaluation
DC 0-5
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Filial Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Parental Assessment
Pre-Adoption Evaluations
Psychological Testing
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Areas of Practice:
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Foster Care
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Open Adoption
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Parent Coaching
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Search + Reunion
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Substance Use Disorder
Suicidal Concerns
Systems of Care Navigation
Transracial/Transcultural Families
Client Demographics:
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Adult (Adoptee)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Couples Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Family Work
Parent Coaching
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (19-25)
PACC Graduate
Graduate of Permanency & Adoption Competency Certificate Program (PACC) through UMN’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare - More Info


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