Samantha Murphy, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional in West Hartford
As a therapist, I enjoy the opportunity to offer a safe space for connection, support and guidance towards healing. My education in nutritional sciences and clinical mental health counseling has provided me with experience counseling athletes, disordered eating, obesity and weight loss as well as depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment disorders. If any of this sounds familiar, know that you are not alone. While it may feel difficult to do so, reaching out and asking for help is your first step towards healing.
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults in the community counseling setting and currently in residential eating disorder treatment. My counseling approach is holistic and includes body-focused psychotherapy, bioenergetics, mindfulness, CBT and DBT. Art, music and other creative outlets may also be insightful for your personal healing process.
If you are struggling with time management, finding 'me' time in today's stressful school and work environments, having difficulty with your eating habits, mood, family system or environment, counseling is a safe place to explore these struggles.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Samantha Murphy now - (860) 764-4217


  • Years in Practice: 1 Year
  • School: University of Saint Joseph
  • Year Graduated: 2015
  • Supervisor Name: Dori Gatter
  • Supervisor License: 000745 Connecticut


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Husky
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Saint Joseph/Master of Arts
  • Year graduated: 2015
  • Degree: University of Connecticut/Bachelor of Science
  • Year graduated: 2012


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obesity


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017
Samantha Murphy, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional in West Hartford

Samantha Murphy

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA