Hi, I am Dr. Steve Murray, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit. I have worked in the field of mental health for 48 years in various settings (hospital, clinic, group home, school). I have provided therapy to all ages, diverse socioeconomic status, and to individuals with a wide range of mental health issues ranging from stress reactions, adjustment life change issues, mood and anxiety issues, trauma, intellectual concerns, criminal forensic matters, and individuals with very serious chronic mental illness diagnoses. My training has been diverse, including psychodynamic, behavior modification, and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). My current theoretical approach is CBT generally, with a mix of other points of view. I view myself as a coach and cheerleader to provide support, encouragement, new perspectives, and at times, direction. I view therapy as a means for people to make progress in the areas of their life which they choose and not for the purpose of judgement and/or embarrassment.
I like to think I have a great sense of humor and believe that positive humor is a great means to achieve a more healthy outlook and better health. I love science and technology, which is especially personal for me as I am blind and would never want to part with my computer and smartphone as they allow me independence. I have an undergraduate degree in Instrumental Music from Central Michigan University. I promote music for pleasure and health. Nature walks and reading are high on my list of healthy activities. I also have an active interest in current events of all sorts.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801011723
MI Psychologist 6301003778
Dr. Steve is warm and patient. He has a laid-back style and a caring attitude. He’s really helped get me on the right track.
Written on Jun 24, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. Steve will listen to you. The more you reveal the more he has to work with. You also have to want to be better. I love the way he takes a positive approach but still listens to what your concerns are. I also enjoy the methods he suggests in terms of exercises that you can do to practice mindfulness. Such a thing is easier said than done and takes great discipline. Dr. Steve Murray is a good guide. He will inspire you to do the work if you are willing to listen and think and do. It’s also good because he is not your family, he is not an old friend, he has many years of experience to draw from and this information can sometimes be very insightful and helpful if applied correctly. Thank you Dr. Steve.
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion
He is so good!
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
It didn’t take long for Steven to “see” the ways in which I was tied up in my own knots, he’s helped me clear a path to success. I have felt heard, relieved, and even moved in life as our sessions progressed. Thank you!
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Steven was able to hear my concerns, offer insight on terms and self-diagnoses. He listens in order to offer feedback.
Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Sincere, understanding, and gives you honest things you need to hear.
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and grief