Jessica Hope Murph LMFT LCDC
Master of Science
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
My first experience with therapy and mental health professionals began when I was 12 years old; going through personal turmoil and suffering. When I was taken to see a therapist for the first time I was excited to finally get the help I needed. Unfortunately; instead of being helped I was judged and denied treatment until seeking holy redemption as the therapist believed I was "living in sin." After this disheartening experience I spent years trying to figure out how I could make sure that no one in my care would be subjected to this type of treatment ever again.
With a extensive background in childcare, early child development and a deep love for children and healthy families I began looking for a post graduate degree that would help me work with the population I so fondly wanted to help. Discovering the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling was the serendipitous event of my life. The work I do gives me such fulfillment I would continue working even if I had unlimited financial freedom.
When working with individuals, couples, and families I employ science based approaches but also encourage holistic self-care. I encourage my clients to advocate for their spiritual, social, medical, and artistic needs. I allow my clients the right to choose which treatment method they prefer as only my clients know what will help them the most. I am the proud owner of a private practice which began in McAllen Texas but due to COVID circumstances I now work throughout the state of Texas online. with a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy I specialize in working with couples families and groups. I am especially passionate about helping people in relationships that might be toxic or co-dependent; helping them to identify unhealthy boundaries and correct maladaptive behaviors. I take pride in being a gender-affirming therapist, advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, and human rights, I work with traditional relationships, non-traditional, and polyamorous. I want my clients to feel safe, non judged, and validated as long as they are healthy.