Dr. Michael Murphy completed his Bachelors degree in psychology at the University of Kentucky. He went on to earn Masters and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Divine Mercy University’s Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS). His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2017, was entitled “Flow in the Context of Vocation.” His previous clinical work was with Vital Sources, a Christian private practice in Frederick, MD and his internship was with Rappahannock Area Community Services Board in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Michael is trained in child, adult, marital/family, and group therapies as well as psychological testing, including vocational assessment for candidates to the priesthood or religious life. He has a special penchant for working with those struggling with depression, loss/grief, and vocational/existential issues, but works with patients from a wide range of presenting concerns. He also knows that individuals come to Ruah Woods looking for change and healing with a faith-filled therapist they can trust, and he is honored to take up that calling.