Murphy Foster, MA, LPC
Murphy earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in 2006, double-majoring in psychology and sociology. Upon graduation, he spent two years exploring different industries and experiencing life without the label of “student.” Eventually feeling led to strengthen his clinical skills and deepen his understanding of people, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary and subsequently earned his Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling in 2011.
Living in Dallas since 2008, Murphy has had the opportunity to experience different facets and roles of the local mental health community for five years. Soon after beginning grad school, Murphy worked as a life development coach for an outpatient treatment group that specializes in addiction recovery and moderate psychiatric issues. Through this role, he was able to walk alongside clients as they reclaimed their lives while witnessing first-hand both the weight and the complexities of addiction, both for the client and for his or her entire family. Upon graduation, Murphy moved into the role of client advocate and therapist, designing and ensuring the implementation of customized treatment plans. He joined the team at His Story in the spring of 2013.
Though much of his clinical experience has been in the world of addiction, Murphy has also worked consistently with adolescents and adults wrestling with depression, anxiety, “failure-to-launch” or delayed adulthood, and identity issues.
Murphy’s primary motivation in counseling is the opportunity to see redemption in the life stories of his clients. Whether it is a legalistic mentality to sweep weaknesses and regrets under the rug for the sake of preserving an image, or if it is a deeply rooted since of shame seemingly disqualifying you from experiencing a rich and abundant life, many things in the world attempt to hijack your story and keep you from pursuing what is most dear. Murphy’s hope is to provide a safe place for individuals to openly and honestly wrestle through the complicated realities of their past and present, assist them in cultivating hope for their futures, and support them as they work to experience the transformation of their souls and their stories.