Elizabeth (Beth) Murray, Psy.D.
- Ages 2+, Children, Teens, Adults, & Families
- Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety & Phobias
- Depression and Self-Esteem
- Stress Management and Emotional Regulation
- Trauma and PTSD
- Parenting & Behavior Management
- ADHD and Learning Disabilities
- School Refusal & Bullying
Elizabeth (Beth) Murray, Psy.D. is a permit holder (#193-048) in the state of New Jersey, specializing in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety, depression, stress management, behavioral difficulties, emotion regulation, learning disabilities, school-based issues, and trauma. Dr. Murray works closely with individuals and families presenting with a range of diverse challenges. She empowers parents and children to identify and address their individualized concerns through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and parent management techniques.
Dr. Murray completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication from Rutgers University. She furthered her education earning her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. Dr. Murray is also a New Jersey Certified School Psychologist (NJCSP). During her training, Dr. Murray worked in public elementary, middle, and high schools conducting psychological and social-emotional assessments on the Child Study Team and providing school-based therapeutic services. She provided individual counseling and facilitated many groups for children and teens focusing on social skills, stress management, and emotion regulation. Dr. Murray also engaged in consultative relationships with teachers, social workers, and learning consultants. Due to her experience in school systems, Dr. Murray has honed an approach in which she values collaboration and consultation across care providers to make highly effective treatment plans. She has acquired specialized insight into school-based challenges children and parents often experience related to school avoidance, bullying, special education, and 504 plans.
In her clinical work, Dr. Murray has supported individuals and families during highly sensitive times including those marked by relational difficulties, domestic violence, assault, abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and family separation. She assists her clients in understanding the cyclical relationship between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors by providing them a safe space to process, cope, and move forward without feeling burdened and controlled by the past. Dr. Murray approaches therapy in a sensitive, validating manner in which she works to facilitate her clients’ reconnection to their innate strengths and empowers them to use evidence-based tools to create meaningful, lasting change in their lives.
“I believe that change occurs within the context of a therapeutic space where there is trust, respect, empathy, and collaboration. I seek to find the resilience and strengths in my clients so that I may empower them to be the driver of the changes that will create better outcomes in their future.”