Jennifer Murphy, LCSW, CADC II, CPT, RYT

My name is Jennifer Murphy. I am a mother, lifelong learner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Yoga Teacher with 30 years of experience in both the health and human service field working with youth, adults, and seniors (and the movement industry!)  I was blessed with a highly clinical grief support experience in my undergraduate college years and consider myself a specialist for complicated grief, having worked with some of the best leaders in this industry. Although I’ve worked in both health care and educational settings in various roles (inpatient, outpatient, residential), I’m happy to be back in the counseling office for my true passion to make a difference in the life of one person at a time.  Being your Behavioral Health Consultant who infuses education about movement (with some instruction to take with you long after our session/s) is my passion.  I’m fascinated about the intersection of how we each define health for ourselves and have dedicated my career in motivating others to healthfully connect. I value both having stable people in my life and being that person for others.

In my spare time I enjoy getting into the woods for a trail jog/”run”, researching class B camper vans (I’m truly obsessed!), saunas, music/dancing and writing.

Treatment Orientations

When we find ourselves season after season experiencing the same issues, it’s time to try taking a step towards the water ~ the water of new tides, new songs and new memories. Maybe the sea will be turbulent for awhile but rest assured we are all just passing through this life.

With training in several therapeutic modalities, I find myself drawn to motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy initially until we decide together how you want to be guided in your process. Theoretically, I’ve been more of a “here and now” Gestalt and expressive arts style therapist with the caveat that sometimes we need to consider uncovering our past from a different mind body connection through getting out of our head and into our bodies more.  Hypnotherapy is a great modality for this. I’ve also provided solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, family systems therapy (I love working with single parents!), trauma informed dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, hypnotherapy, yoga therapy, depth psychology and enjoy working with people who are challenged with two issues at once “dual diagnosis” (for example depression and diabetes) and believe in the power of trust to establish treatment goals together. 

I utilize a person-centered, trauma-informed, STRENGTHS and solution-focused approach in conjunction with some awesome clinical experiences to mindfully explore new ways to pave new paths.

I work withadults who may be experiencing:


Adjustment to medical Diagnosis’

Aging transitions


Anxiety, panic and chronic inability to make decisions

Bipolar & mood disorders

Caregiver concerns

Chronic Pain


Domestic Violence abusers and victims

Divorce, Job Loss and other life transitions

Family issues

Gender Identity

Grief and loss (including complicated grief or being stuck or misdiagnosed years after a death)

Maladaptive Behaviors

Neurological life changes

Self-esteem issues

Spiritual concerns

Trauma, secondary or vicarious trauma

Relationship issues

Social isolation

Sexual Abuse and Assault Survivors

Sexual Harassment

Sexual (orientation) Identity

Workplace concerns

I welcome all races, all religions, all socio-economic status, all sexual orientations, all gender identities and expressions, all abilities, all ethnicities, all bodies, ALL PEOPLE.



Post Graduate Training Certificate in Alcohol Drug Counseling,  Fond du Lac Tribal Community College, 2013

University of Minnesota, MSW (Master of Social Work), 2004

University of Minnestoa, BAS (Bachelors of Applied Science) Psychology and Communications), 1997

Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy “Six-Day Training,” The Wellness Institute, 2019

OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker Number: L6167

OR Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II 16- R-01

Complicated Grief Level II Training Mission Hospice, San Diego, CA, 2018

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training: The Center for Yoga of Seattle- August 2015

ACTION Certified Personal Trainer - October 2015

Jennifer, Jen, Murphy, LCSW, CADC II, CPT, RYT

Pronouns: She/her/hers.  The above list is not exhaustive regrading other trainings in various realms within my four credentials regarding Continuing Education Credits that are submitted every two years to my boards.


You were so invaluable in motivating and working with me to lose weight, get healthy and maintain all this 3 years later!!! I was over 132 pounds (which for my body type at 5 feet and 2 inches and a very petite, bone structure and genetics pushed me into diabetes mellitus (DM) type II but now I am down to 117 pounds and maintained it! I have continued what you taught me when you worked with me on a one-to-one basis, along with a healthy diet. Now my  Hemoglobin A1C (a measurement of long-term blood sugar control)  is also reduced...you were worth so much more than what I paid you!!!

As a physician, I was impressed with your knowledge in both anatomy and physiology of body types to design a program that targeted the areas I needed to work on and create a long term program for me. Thank you Jen for everything...my body and my mind thank you!

Miss you and sincere gratitude,

Molly Pemmaraju , Becuase this client completed her time with Motiv8 over 7 years ago, and chooses to offer public testimony, we are not violated HIPPA


Motiv8 meetings can vary in length to fit your needs and energy.  Currently, Motiv8 Whole Health is ran by owner, Jennifer Murphy, who works Monday through Friday and hopes to expand services for other clinicians to offer services Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Habits will change with consistent planning and I am here to help.  I prefer to meet with people weekly for two shorter sessions (50 minutes) or once per week for a longer session (80 minute) the first month.  50 minute sessions are $200 and 80 minute sessions are $250. My goal is to get you started on your journey!  If you can't stick to your goals, we can always explore patterns that are held in your subconscious via clinical heart centered hypnotherapy (a highly time sensitive, effective modality !)  I do have some sliding scale slots.  Please ask if money is a concern, we want you want to get started. Motiv8 does not offer treatment for folks with Dissociative Identity Disorder concerns or to couples who want couples counseling at this time, but family therapy sessions are available if you and your clinician discuss and determine benefits.

We/I do not accept insurance at this time; although a super-bill (billing statement only) can be emailed to you to submit to your insurance. At this time, I accept cash and venmo.  Payment is due directly at time of service. There is potential for billing Pacific Source in the near future as of 10/10/22.

We aim to continually offer 20% discounts off 50 minute session prices (excluding other offers) for single parents with children full time, health care providers/staff, those who work in K-12 education (includes pre-K) and front-line police, fire and emergency responders and their families who make 1- 3 month commitments to their change journey and commit to set times and pay for the month upfront.

20 minute complimentary phone calls take place at your convenience.    Please call or text 971 727 5012 if you would like more information or to reserve your time.  Thank you and here's to your WHOLE HEALTH!