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Sophia Simmons Murphy, DBH, LPC, CPT, SXI

CERTIFIED SEXOLOGIST

Dr. Sophia Simmons Murphy, DBH, LPC, CPT, SXI
Therapist in Practice and Educator at a University

Address:
Healthy Synergy, LLC
2020 S. McClintock Dr., Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: +1 (480) 849-7070
Email: sophia@createhealthysynergy.com
Website: https://www.createhealthysynergy.com

Certifications:
American Board of Sexology (ABS) #: 22181
Certified Sexologist
Certified Sex Coach from The Sexology Institute
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): AZ LPC-15868
Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine

Education:
Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) from Arizona State University
Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling from San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of North Florida

Publications:
Women with disabilities discuss sexuality in San Francisco focus groups

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Trained in Psychodynamic and Family Systems Theories, Dr. Murphy works with patients to better understand how their past and current relationships impact their motivation, decision-making, and self-image. Drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy we will work to change defeating beliefs, create healthy interpersonal skills, and move you towards a life of value. Whether individually or with loved ones we will challenge patterns and create healthy change.​Dr. Murphy believes that healthy living is rooted in authenticity. In navigating issues related to culture, race, sexuality, gender, or interpersonal dynamics, she strives to create a non-judgmental space where all topics can be explored freely. She specializes in working with individuals of color and female-identifying patients and is also an LGBTQ+, poly, and kink-allied provider and aims to support marginalized groups in receiving care, free from stigma. With over a decade’s experience of direct service, Dr. Murphy has been fortunate to work with adults, adolescents, and children. She’s provided treatment to individuals, families, and groups. Predominantly featured throughout her experiences has been an emphasis on the value of multicultural competency and a deep exploration of the relationship between identity and health. Dr. Murphy aims to support her patients in bettering their lives and reaching their individual goals through a holistic approach targeting mind-body health. She is certified as a Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, certified as a Sex Coach from The Sexology Institute, and is licensed as a Professional Counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE). She is an AZBBHE approved clinical supervisor and supports both Associate-level and masters-level clinicians in professional development through the process of obtaining independent licensure. As an undergraduate student, Dr. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of North Florida. She completed a Master of Science from the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University, specializing in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in rehabilitation. In earning her Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University, Dr. Murphy received advanced training in collaborative care and population-based health management. Her primary focus includes the relationship between health, nutrition, physical activity, and depression. She works closely with medical practitioners to provide behavioral health services tailored to the unique needs of patients living with chronic illness and served an integral role in launching a large, fully-integrated primary care behavioral health clinic in Central Phoenix. Dr. Murphy is a Faculty Associate for Arizona State University and teaches courses in both the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (MC/PhD in Counseling and Counseling Psychology) and the College of Health Solutions (MIHC/DBH in Integrated Behavioral Health). She is also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

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