Mary Jane Murphy began her career in the counseling field in 1982 when she worked as a career consultant for a psychological testing and consulting firm in Nashville, Tennessee. She is now a licensed counselor who devotes half her practice to psychotherapy and the rest to career testing and counseling.
Mary Jane also holds certification as a rehabilitation counselor. She helps people adjust after a life-changing event such as an accident, addiction recovery, loss of a loved one, divorce, mental or physical illness, job loss or other life transition.
She has 6 years' experience working in hospitals with patients after catastrophic injury, helping them to return to their previous jobs whenever possible, or to create new career paths with the help of vocational testing and assistive technology.
Mary Jane has worked in a variety of settings as a counselor. She has taught classes on career development issues, time management and organization. She has a B.S. degree from Miami University (Ohio), an M.A. in Art Education from The Ohio State University, and an M.S. in Counseling from Georgia State University.
Certified Therapist in EMDR
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
EMDR International Association
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
Georgia Career Development Association
Rehabilitation counseling is a profession dedicated to helping individuals with physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities achieve productive and independent lives. The counselor must complete graduate level courses that include a strong component of vocational counseling and assessment.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) are professional counselors who have met educational and work experience requirements set by the national Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). They must also pass the CRCC’s national certification examination.
To maintain certification, counselors must complete 100 hours of approved continuing education courses within each 5-year renewal period.
A National Certified Counselor (NCC) must have a graduate degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution, supervised post-master’s counseling experience, and a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
To maintain certification, a counselor must complete 100 hours of continuing education within each 5-year renewal period.
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is the largest national counselor credentialing organization in the United States. National certification promotes professional accountability and ensures that clients’ rights are protected through the NBCC Code of Ethics.
A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems therapy. The State of Georgia requires an LPC to complete a master’s degree from an accredited college or university and 4 years of supervised training as a full-time counselor. The LPC designation indicates that the counselor has a state license.
LPC’s work with a wide range of clinical problems that are psychologically and emotionally based. These problems can include depression, anxiety, grief, phobias, neuroses and personality disorders.