Dr. Sophia Murphy (she/her)


I support patients in bettering their lives and reaching their individual goals through a holistic approach targeting mind-body health.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe, AZ

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

The way we perceive and conceptualize ourselves and those around us profoundly impacts our day to day experiences. Where did you learn to think the way you do? Is your inner voice critical or compassionate? How are your thoughts and perceptions helping you? Are they negatively impacting you? You can change your narrative and change your life. To thrive means to grow or develop vigorously and we all deserve more than to survive. It’s my privilege to walk with you on your journey.

My Background and Approach

Trained in Psychodynamic and Family Systems Theories, I work with patients to better understand how their past and current relationships impact their motivation, decision-making, and self-image. As an undergraduate student, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of North Florida. I completed a Master of Science from the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University, specializing in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in rehabilitation. In earning my Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University, I received advanced training in collaborative care and population-health. My primary focus includes the relationship between health, nutrition, physical activity, and depression.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that healthy living is rooted in authenticity. In navigating issues related to culture, race, sexuality, gender, or interpersonal dynamics, I strive to create a non-judgmental space where all topics can be explored freely. I specializes in working with individuals of color and female-identifying patients and am also an LGBTQ+, poly, and kink-allied provider and aim to support marginalized groups in receiving care, free from stigma. All of the intersections of our person come together to make us who we are. The larger systems around us contribute greatly to our sense of worthiness or lack thereof. Together we’ll explore how these systems have helped or hindered your internal narrative and work to identify your values to create your most authentic self.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $100 - 220/session


480-849-7070 Email Dr. Sophia
2020 S. McClintock Dr
Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85282

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