Counseling Associates of Southern Illinois

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Lindsay Murphy MS, LMFT, CCATP

Lindsay is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.

Lindsay earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University Calumet in 2011 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2009. She has been with Counseling Associates of Southern Illinois since 2013, and first started seeing clients in 2009 through her internship at Purdue. In addition to counseling, Lindsay has been teaching psychology and human development classes at the university level, part-time, since 2009.​

Lindsay uses research and evidence-based treatments to inform her therapy with clients, which include Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Whole Brain Child research/strategies, and Nurtured Hearts, among others. She enjoys staying updated on recent research and learning from experts in parenting, couples relationships, anxiety, clinical neuroscience, child and human development, and other health topics and incorporates this research, along with what she has found helpful with other clients, into her therapy.​

Lindsay uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy and has completed Level 1 and 2 trainings in Gottman Method Couples Therapy; she also occasionally conducts Couples Workshops based off of the Gottman Method. She is also trained in and has become a facilitator of the premarital and couples enrichment program, Prepare-Enrich. In addition, she has conducted research on couples’ satisfaction and received the national Master’s Thesis Award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for her work. To learn more about the Gottman Approach, please go to To learn more about Prepare-Enrich, go to​

Lindsay especially enjoys helping couples improve their relationships, helping people learn new ways of managing anxiety and stress, and helping parents learn about new ways of approaching parenting and difficult situations with their kids. Learn more here: “Lindsay shares more about her therapy”​