You know who you are. You’ve spent most of your life misunderstood, not fitting in, and living on the margins. When you watched the old classic Rudolf, you resonated most with those from the Island of Misfit Toys.
Now, life has gotten ahead of you. You want someone who understands how the artist mind works and who isn’t so trigger-happy to pathologize your creative temperament. You’ve come to the right place.
I have more experience working with artists and other creative types than most therapists on the planet! For more than 10 years, I served as the director of a university counseling center at a major performing arts conservatory where I developed a keen understanding of how the creative mind works, as well as best care and support for those who live on the edge.
You will receive a thoughtful, caring, and an appropriately challenging psychotherapy experience. While specializing in Sex Therapy and Couples Counseling, I have thousands of clinical hours providing effective and empathetic services delivered with acceptance and understanding, which is often missing in the care for artists and other creative types.
Clients routinely tell me that I’m a very different kind of counselor and that they wish they had found me sooner. I’m told that I have keen intuition and a style that gets to the core of the issues in short order, which allows us to collaborate towards meaningful goals. Nothing is more powerful than to be a witness to the resurrection of the human spirit. It’s a such an honor.
I love working with artists and other creative types and devoted more than 10 years of my life exclusively providing care to this population.
In 2014, I became one of three in North Carolina who is a Certified Creativity Coach through the Creativity Coaching Association.
–Dr. Tom Murray
Also, I take a unique approach to psychotherapy. I will structure our sessions based on solid data. You can trust that your vital issues will be addressed and QUICKLY! I want to help you get to where you want to go as fast as possible.
That’s what makes me unique!
- Reducing stress
- Healing from grief and loss
- Improving social skills
- Increasing confidence
- Completing life goals
- Making friends with anxiety
- Discovering hope
- Developing mindfulness
- Integrating work and life
- Clarifying career decisions
- Finding peace of mind resolving creativity blocks
- Healing from trauma
- Exploring spirituality
- Recovering from psychological pain
Are you experiencing relationship distress and want to benefit from my expertise as a sex and relationship expert? Please note, addressing relationship concerns within individual counseling is a risk factor for separation/divorce. I can review this risk factor and steps to mitigate that risk during your session. For additional risks associated with psychotherapy, please review my Professional Disclosure Statement attached to the intake forms.
My favorite thing about psychotherapy is how much of a difference I make and how quickly. Some of my most successful clients were only in need of some understanding and some tools. Watching the pieces come together for lasting happiness really makes me love doing what I do.
Tom Murray, PhD–the ONLY doctoral AASECT certified Sex Therapist serving the Triad.