About Margaret M. Murray
Education: Margaret earned her M.A. in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University with additional graduate studies at the University of South Carolina and Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
Philosophy: Margaret’s focus is on creating a therapeutic relationship in which the client is able to speak of and look at any part of their lives in a psychologically and spiritually safe environment. She believes that a positive outcome of the counseling experience is dependent on the development of the relationship between client and counselor and the safety created in the counseling room as well as the care and respect the client experiences from the counselor.
Professional Experience: For the first 15 years of her career, Margaret worked at Samaritan Counseling Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ten of those years she functioned as Executive Director while also seeing clients. She taught at LSUS and served on the committee to establish their Master’s in Counseling program. After moving to Oklahoma, Margaret was involved in the Southern Nazarene University Graduate in Counseling Program, first as a supervisor at Life Counseling Center, a function of the program, and then taught Professional Orientation and Supervision in the Graduate Program. Beginning in 2003 she served as a counselor in the University Counseling Center at SNU. In 2005 she established her private practice. She is a founding partner of The Grove Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC.
Professional Interests: Margaret works with couples and individuals facing a variety of issues. She particularly focuses on issues of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adjustment issues. She is deeply respectful of the belief system the client may bring and is open to more in-depth work on spiritual issues based on the Christian faith.
Professional Associations: Margaret is actively involved in Oklahoma Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has served on the board as Secretary. She is a member of and an Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist.
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment.
Insurance and Fees: Margaret’s standard rate is $140.00 per 45-50 minute per session. She is not able to accept your insurance, but may be able to assist you in seeking reimbursement directly from your insurance provider.