Mary Jane Murphy-Gonzales began her career in the counseling field in the 1980’s when she worked as a career consultant for a psychological testing and consulting firm in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her master’s in counseling in 1993, and has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice since 2002. She continues to enjoy doing career counseling in addition to mental health counseling.
Mary Jane also has training 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.
Mary Jane has worked in a variety of settings as a counselor. She has 6 years’ experience working in a hospital with patients after catastrophic injury, helping them to return to their previous jobs whenever possible or to create new career paths. She has a B.S. degree in Art from Miami University (Ohio) and an M.S. in Counseling from Georgia State University.
Certified Therapist in EMDR since 2009
by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
by the State of Georgia Composite Board, License #2894
National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors
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 3 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.
National Certified Counselor
NBCC’s certification is a voluntary credential representing colleagues and to the public that a counselor has met the qualifications for national certification.