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Katelyn Murphy, LLMSW, MPH

(she/her/hers)

Where she studied:

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences
Michigan State University

Master’s in Social Work & Public Health
University of Michigan, 2023

What she does at Pietruck Therapy Services

Psychotherapist

Location:

Saline & Virtual

Contact:

Meet Katelyn

What is your favorite place?

Anywhere by the water! I love spending time near the water during the summertime.

What is your favorite quote?

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill.

A book that you think everyone should read:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A pediatrician! I have always wanted to work with children and young adults in some capacity.

What do you do for self-care/self-love?

I love going on walks with my dog, reading books, and taking naps!

Who is your ideal client?

– My ideal client is someone who is open to learning more about themselves and is willing to make meaningful changes in their lives. I love working with individuals who value their emotional wellbeing and are committed to their self-improvement journey!

Why do you like being a therapist?

It is incredibly rewarding to witness my clients overcome challenges, develop skills, and gain a better understanding of themselves. Being a therapist allows me to form meaningful connections with my clients and provide them with a safe and non-judgmental space to share their thoughts and feelings.

What is something you wish people knew about therapy?

Progress in therapy takes a lot of patience and hard work! So much learning and growth occurs outside of the office the more that you put into it, the more that you will get out of it. It takes time to practice and learn the skills, but it is so worth it in the end!

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach and what works for one person may not work for another. It is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength and self-care.

Why/how can people benefit from therapy?

I think all people can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives! Therapy teaches us skills to deal with difficult emotions and experiences that can be carried on far after sessions in the office have ended. Learning how to identify, address, and appreciate our emotions allows us to be more in control of our lives and to achieve a life worth living.

What is something you’d like clients to know about you (or how you work)?

Therapy is a dialogue and I welcome feedback. A positive relationship between the client and the clinician is essential for success in therapy, and I work hard to build a safe and trusting environment where clients feel comfortable to show up as they are.

It is important for clients to know that I am here to support and guide them, but ultimately, they are the experts on their own experiences and have the power to make positive changes in their lives.

What does success in therapy look like to you?

Success in therapy varies from person to person and can be difficult to encapsulate in words. I strongly believe that progress is not linear, and progress can manifest itself differently for everyone. It is about finding what works for you and making progress towards your own personal goals and aspirations.

What are your thoughts about the “stigma” of therapy?

The stigma surrounding mental health treatment and therapy is improving, but we still have a long way to go. Going to therapy is one of the bravest things that someone can do – even the act of just showing up is a step in the right direction!

It is important to recognize that therapy is a form of self-care and can greatly benefit individuals in their personal growth and well-being. Just like how we go to the doctor for physical health, therapy is a way to take care of our mental and emotional health. There should be no shame or judgment attached to seeking therapy.

Populations:

Kids (3+), Tweens, Teens, Young Adults (Up to 30), Families

Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Creative Expression/Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Professional Specializations

  • Academic Stress
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Body Image
  • Bullying and Social Skills
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • HAES (Health At Every Size)
  • Integrative/Holistic Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Mind-Body Connection + Focus on Nutrition
  • Mindfulness
  • OCD
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Self-Harming and Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Type-A Personality
  • Work/Life Balance
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Katelyn Murphy, LLMSW, MPH

(she/her/hers)

Where she studied:

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences
Michigan State University
Master’s in Social Work & Public Health
University of Michigan, 2023

What she does at Pietruck Therapy Services

Psychotherapist

Location:

Saline & Virtual

Contact:

Meet Katelyn

What is your favorite place?

Anywhere by the water! I love spending time near the water during the summertime.

What is your favorite quote?

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill.

A book that you think everyone should read:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A pediatrician! I have always wanted to work with children and young adults in some capacity.

What do you do for self-care/self-love?

I love going on walks with my dog, reading books, and taking naps!

Who is your ideal client?

My ideal client is someone who is open to learning more about themselves and is willing to make meaningful changes in their lives. I love working with individuals who value their emotional wellbeing and are committed to their self-improvement journey!

Why do you like being a therapist?

It is incredibly rewarding to witness my clients overcome challenges, develop skills, and gain a better understanding of themselves. Being a therapist allows me to form meaningful connections with my clients and provide them with a safe and non-judgmental space to share their thoughts and feelings.

What is something you wish people knew about therapy?

Progress in therapy takes a lot of patience and hard work! So much learning and growth occurs outside of the office the more that you put into it, the more that you will get out of it. It takes time to practice and learn the skills, but it is so worth it in the end!

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach and what works for one person may not work for another. It is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength and self-care.

Why/how can people benefit from therapy?

I think all people can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives! Therapy teaches us skills to deal with difficult emotions and experiences that can be carried on far after sessions in the office have ended. Learning how to identify, address, and appreciate our emotions allows us to be more in control of our lives and to achieve a life worth living.

What is something you’d like clients to know about you (or how you work)?

Therapy is a dialogue and I welcome feedback. A positive relationship between the client and the clinician is essential for success in therapy, and I work hard to build a safe and trusting environment where clients feel comfortable to show up as they are.

– It is important for clients to know that I am here to support and guide them, but ultimately, they are the experts on their own experiences and have the power to make positive changes in their lives.

What does success in therapy look like to you?

Success in therapy varies from person to person and can be difficult to encapsulate in words. I strongly believe that progress is not linear, and progress can manifest itself differently for everyone. It is about finding what works for you and making progress towards your own personal goals and aspirations.

What are your thoughts about the “stigma” of therapy?

The stigma surrounding mental health treatment and therapy is improving, but we still have a long way to go. Going to therapy is one of the bravest things that someone can do – even the act of just showing up is a step in the right direction!

It is important to recognize that therapy is a form of self-care and can greatly benefit individuals in their personal growth and well-being. Just like how we go to the doctor for physical health, therapy is a way to take care of our mental and emotional health. There should be no shame or judgment attached to seeking therapy.

Populations:

Kids (3+), Tweens, Teens, Young Adults (Up to 30), Families

Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Creative Expression/Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Professional Specializations

  • Academic Stress
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Body Image
  • Bullying and Social Skills
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • HAES (Health At Every Size)
  • Integrative/Holistic Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Mind-Body Connection + Focus on Nutrition
  • Mindfulness
  • OCD
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Self-Harming and Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Type-A Personality
  • Work/Life Balance

Background

Katelyn has clinical experience working with children, teenagers, and young adults in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. In this setting, she provided both individual and group therapy to those with persistent and severe mental illness, as well as those with self-injurious behavior and suicidal ideation. Katelyn also has experience providing wellness coaching for college students, focusing on body image, drug and alcohol use, as well as managing academic stress and anxiety. Katelyn is particularly interested in working with children overcoming trauma and loss, as well depression and anxiety-related disorders. She enjoys helping young people overcome challenges and helping them find productive and meaningful ways to deal with their emotions.

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WHERE TO FIND US IN SALINE

We are located on Saline's Northeast side, off of Industrial Drive, close to Campus Parkway. Our office is located across the street from Saline High School in the Wood Duck Business Park Association.
You will immediately turn left into the parking lot and we are located at the very end of the building, Unit 1. There is free parking in the lot in front of our entrance.
Please come on in, take a seat in the waiting room and your therapist will be out to greet you at the time of your appointment.