Liana Smith-Murphy, LCSW, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with a passion for helping young people, because sometimes childhood can be difficult. I have a flexible, holistic approach in which I tailor my work to meet the needs of each child depending on their personality, strengths, cognitive abilities, interests and the issues they require help with. I provide a safe, empathic and accepting environment for children to be heard and supported, and I strive to help my clients achieve happiness and peace.
I provide assessments, psychotherapy and play therapy to children and adolescents from birth to age 21 with a range of issues from autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder to eating disorders, emerging psychosis, OCD, anxiety and depression.
I help children with issues of separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, sleep disturbances, toilet training, and oppositional behavior. I support children with difficult transitions such as changing schools, birth of siblings, moving, and medical procedures. I collaborate with other professionals such as teachers and speech, occupational, and physical therapists.
Call or Email Liana Smith-Murphy for a free phone consultation now - (716) 345-5653


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 085380-1 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: T3604 Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate: Brooklyn College, Advanced Certificate / Play Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2017


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Autism


  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017
Liana Smith-Murphy, LCSW, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn

Liana Smith-Murphy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT