Jennifer Murphy, LCSW, has worked in the addictions field with adults and adolescents. This has ranged from inpatient services to outpatient therapy. She has specialized with working with adolescents and mothers struggling with addiction issues. Jennifer has also worked in the mental health center setting as an outpatient therapist dealing with a wide range of mood disorders. She has provided crisis intervention and facilitated appropriate placements and referrals to clients in an emergency room setting. Jennifer has worked with victims of domestic violence and provided community education presentations regarding domestic violence. She has also worked within the hospice setting providing grief counseling for individuals dealing with end of life issues and planning.
Jennifer was welcomed to the aha NOW! Family in January, 2014 bringing with her 20 years of professional experience.
Currently, Jennifer works with children, adolescents, and adults regarding depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, ADD/ADHD, addictions, grief counseling, and empowerment for parents of special needs children. Jennifer has a passion for working with parents of special needs children regarding the challenges and triumphs that entails. Whether the special needs child struggles with medical, mental health issues or both, it can be very challenging for the caregiver. Jennifer helps the caregiver deal with their own stress as well as helping them with guidance on advocating in the school system, the health care system and the social services system.
Jennifer earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana in 2000. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology was earned in 1997 at the University of Evansville.
Jennifer has been married 19 years and is the mother of two children. Jennifer’s youngest child has special needs and thus she has personally dealt with the challenges and triumphs associated with this. Family and friends are of utmost importance to her. Jennifer also loves animals and even worked in a veterinary hospital while in college.