About Dr. Murray

Over the course of my career as a counselor educator, clinical supervisor and therapist, I have found great personal and professional satisfaction in supporting new and seasoned clinicians develop their skills. I look forward to supporting you, too. Here’s how!

AASECT Sex Therapy Supervision

Why Sex Therapy Training?

You know that any successful, fulfilling and profitable private practice requires you to develop a niche practice. While other clinicians train in modalities that aren’t easily recognized by the general public, the general public, including media outlets, actively search for sex therapists, specifically, to help them. This high level of recognition means that you can be the go to professional for those in need of specialized services and information.

A Six Figure Income?

Sex is often called recession proof. Whether we talk about the entertainment side or the remediation side, people spend money to enhance and/or improve their relationships and sex lives. You’ll find that you’ll be able to increase your fees, finally let go of insurance panels, and/or have a more diversified income flow. Many sex therapists find that they can generate six figure incomes. Of course, markets vary.

AASECT Sex Therapist Requirements

Education: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical discipline (e.g., marriage and family therapy, social work, counseling, psychology, psychiatry) that includes psychotherapy training.

Clinical Certification or Licensure: Must hold a state regulatory license in the state in which the applicant practices.

Human Sexuality Education, Core Knowledge: (90) clock hours of academic coursework in sexuality education.

Sex Therapy Training: Sixty (60) clock hours of training in how to effectively carry out (do) sex therapy with patients/clients whose diagnoses include the ‘Psychosexual Disorders’ described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association.

Sexual Attitudes Reassessment: Ten (10) clock hours of structured group experience consisting of a process-oriented exploration of the applicant’s own feelings, attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding human sexuality and sexual behavior [e.g., a Sexuality Attitude Reassessment (SAR)].

Clinical Experience: Three hundred (300) hours of AASECT supervised clinical treatment of patients/clients who present with sexual concerns.

Supervision: A minimum of fifty (50) hours of supervision with an AASECT Certified Supervisor of Sex Therapy.

Applicants must review AASECT’s website for the must up-to-date requirements for the credential.

Dr. Tom Murray

The ONLY doctoral AASECT certified Sex Therapist serving the Triad.

Sex Therapist Doctor Tom Murray in North Carolina

“I’m a therapist for the non-conformist and the unconventional, as well as those who best delight in Vanilla sex.”
— Dr. Tom Murray

Increased Competence, Increased Effectiveness

Topics with which you can help others in sex therapy include the following:
  • Increasing low libido and desire,
  • Healing from infidelity,
  • Soothing distressed couples,
  • Managing infertility,
  • Reconciling being single,
  • Loving your sexual orientation,
  • Improving sexual health,
  • Overcoming orgasmic disorders,
  • Relieving painful sex,
  • Addressing erectile problems,
  • Healing from sexual trauma,
  • Creating a new normal after medical issues impact sexuality (e.g., cancer, medication side-effects),
  • Rising above distressing sexual urges and fantasies,
  • Defining changing roles and expectations (e.g., kink, polyamory),
    and many other concerns that happy, successful clients did not think were “something I can get help with.”

Method and Fees

Face-to-Face or Virtual

My supervisees may meet with me via face-to-face or using the HIPAA compliant platform, VSEE.

Fees

1 hr consultation: $140.00.

1 hr group supervision $75.00

Interview: What is Gender Identity?

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Who is Tom Murray? I’ll Try to keep it short.

Selecting and hiring a professional with whom you can open up and share intimate parts of your life is a big deal. I get it! So, if you’ve not already, take that deep breath. That’s it. Here, you can learn more about me and decide whether my style, approach and philosophy are right for you.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading heading_tag=”p” sub_heading_color=”#000000″ sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:16px;”] “I get to the point so that you can get on with your life!”

— Dr. Tom Murray

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People, like you, come to me because they desire something different in their lives; they need things to change. Perhaps you’ve seen other therapists and have decided to shake things up a little so that you can achieve progress.

I support you to make that difference happen. More, I’m like a coach for elite athletes who pushes clients towards their potential and get results. Hiring me, know that I don’t hold back. You can expect your sessions to be a true give and take; never the dreaded death stare. I aim to make your minutes with me be impactful. I’m TEAM-YOU, all the way!

My life experiences and extensive training have culminated into an approach influenced by Buddhist psychology, the Work of Byron Katie; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The latter of which is an empirically informed approach to heal relationships. Ultimately, I seek to personalize an approach that fits with your idea of how change could happen in your life.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”145″ alignment=”right”][ultimate_spacer height=”15″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1314″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Tom Murray, PhD–the only doctoral AASECT certified Sex Therapist serving the Triad.

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (FL, PA, MA, OR & NC)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (NC)
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP)
Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator
Certified Child Custody Evaluator
Gottman Educator: “Bringing Baby Home” and “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.”

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