Meet Our Team
President and CEO
DeAnna C. Murphy, Ed.D LCMHC
Dr. Murphy’s portfolio is robust with education and professional credentials. She received her BA in Political Science, her BS in Criminal Justice, and her Master of Public Administration all from North Carolina Central University. She obtained her MA in Counseling from Webster University and her Ed. D in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University.
Murphy has taken her knowledge and skillsets into classrooms, church congregations, and the at-large community to empower the public on how to respond to the needs of those diagnosed with mental illnesses and addictions.
While she does not refuse any potential client, her primary targets are women, specifically Black woman. Dr. Murphy sees Black women as the least understood and most underserved demographic. According to Murphy, “You cannot treat what you do not understand.” Murphy is working, therefore, to own a one-stop shop for women of color—a holistic center that offers healing from the inside out.
Theoretical frameworks used by Dr. Murphy consist of TF-CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Released in Spring 2018, Murphy’s first children’s book, Rayne and the Yellow Dress, part of a series titled Ebony Drive, was created as a pathway for parents and educators to discuss topics of colorism, hair texture, and body image with children in the black community.
When not in session, Dr. Murphy enjoys volunteering within her church community, exercising, and creating precious memories with her family.
At this time Dr. Murphy is unable to receive any new referrals.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Associate
Maureen is a graduate of Walden University where she received her Master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Social Work (MSW). She has been serving the mental health community for 5 years.
Prior to Walden, she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Shaw University (BA). She also obtained an Associate’s Degree in Human Services which enhanced her passion to help children, adults, and families. She started working with children at an afterschool program where she was quickly promoted as the Educational Director in 2018. During that time she was able to assist children with their educational needs, as well as contribute to their growth and development.
Her journey continued as a peer support specialist where she assisted individuals with mental illness create personal goals, identify triggers, and problem solve through critical life issues.
Maureen finds pleasure in singing, listening to music, watching Grey's Anatomy and old sitcoms from the 90's.
Maureen is currently seeing individuals for in office appointments and virtual appointments through a secure HIPAA compliant platform. Her target populations consist of families, youth/adolescents and college students.
Here is a Note from Maureen!
If you are seeking counseling, I want to commend you on taking the first step to a healthier you. The basic approaches that I prefer to use are Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Acceptance Commitment therapy, and Solution-focused. Your sessions will focus on self-awareness, goal setting, self-care, and promoting of healthier behaviors.
I thank you in advance for the opportunity to work together.
See you soon!