Stacy Notaras Murphy, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington
I am drawn to helping people facing relationship struggles that manifest as anxiety, depression, and difficulty with intimacy. My experience and training (EFT: Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Imago, PACT) taught me that most emotional challenges are tied to how we function in our personal relationships. I've been told that my real strength is helping people feel safe and reflective enough to recognize, think through, and either accept or change the way they operate in the relationships that matter most. Together, we can create a unique plan that will bring joy back into your life and relationships.
The Washington Post has quoted me as a "relationship expert" because I teach couples practical ways to make conversation about relationships feel safe, connected, and productive. The aim is to reconnect emotionally, repair the damage, and come away with flexible, transferable skills to address any future problems.
One of my tools is EMDR, a short-term treatment that helps process traumatic experiences, often with immediate and lasting results. I wrote for Counseling Today on subjects like facing infertility, counseling LGBT clients, and college life adjustment. I now write a biweekly column about relationships in The Georgetowner newspaper.
Call or Email Stacy Notaras Murphy for a free phone consultation now - (202) 760-2121


  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • School: Loyola University Maryland
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: PRC14036 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $250
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Imago International / Certified Imago therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Stacy Notaras Murphy's Groups

College Life Adjustment

For most of us, heading to college marks the first time we are entirely responsible for ourselves. Exciting? Sure. Stressful? Definitely. Behind the scenes, however, so many of your peers face new challenges like anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and new relationship issues. Joining a group for college students can be a confidential and safe way to process these experiences and learn new tools for getting through. Group members will discover new ways to manage stress, anxiety, and complicated feelings; practice mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques; develop new skills to build healthy relationships, and create a plan for a balanced lifestyle.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Marital and Premarital


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples counseling, Premarital, Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • EFT: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Stan Tatkin's PACT Couples Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2017
Stacy Notaras Murphy, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington

Stacy Notaras Murphy

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C