I have worked in a wide variety of clinical settings within the therapeutic industry from the wilderness milieu to outpatient services and transitional support. I have extensive experience working with a multitude of populations specifically adolescents, young adults, their parents and families. I have become an expert in the field of providing effective parent coaching to parents as they transition their children from out of home and long-term treatment programs.
In addition to developing and implementing two nationally recognized transitional programs, I have been recognized in my success at being able to assist and educate others, specifically within family systems and the parent coaching field. As my career has evolved over the last 25 years, I constantly seek and find more opportunities to teach as well as to learn from the parents I am in connection with.
When I am in my parent coaching role, I am known for my insightful, practical and direct approach while bringing an enormous amount of compassion and support to the parents I work with.
I am an adjunct faculty member in the Social Sciences Department at Colorado Mountain College. This provides me an additional area of richness in my life each year I teach. I am an avid mountain biker, skier and traveler. In my personal world, I am constantly trying to learn more about myself and how to pivot on a daily basis with more grace. And I always enjoy forced family fun time, with my husband and two sons as we navigate the teenage years.
Jen Murphy is the best therapist I have ever worked with. She listens well and gives excellent guidance on everything she addresses with parents. Jen provides a uniquely calm, safe environment while speaking with parents. I was initially skeptical that Jen would be effective working with us over the telephone, but she quickly won my husband and myself over with her down to earth, soothing approach that she brings when working through very intense, emotional issues.
It is important to note that a child in clinical crisis — such as self-harm or suicidal ideation — must be supported by an individual or family therapist, not Solutions Parenting Support. Our crisis parent coaching support is meant to help you with highly challenging situations within the parenting dynamic and give you strategic solutions to better respond to your child’s behaviors.