Jen Murphy, M.Ed.

Co-Owner, Parent Coach & Transition Specialist

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.

I can not begin to express how thankful my husband and I are to have had Jen as a resource over the last 6 months! While our daughter was in a wilderness program, we were in need of support. Jen was a calm, smart, impartial person who supported us while our child was away at the same time as preparing us for her return home. Jen was kind and patient while challenging us to provide the best environment and structure for our daughter to find future success. When our daughter returned, we continued our weekly calls with Jen for a few months and I am so happy we did! Again, she was a calm support who would often challenge us to make the better and sometimes harder parenting choices, always in a supportive and engaging manner.

— Parent Coaching Client (New York) Parent