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As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I help guide clients through some of the most challenging circumstances life can bring.  Whether you are struggling with your marriage, children, finances, or a host of other issues, I am passionate about helping meet the many needs in this community.  If you have a question or a topic you would like me to address in an upcoming blog post, please submit it here.  Your request and identity will remain completely confidential.  

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Carter

    June 8, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Hello,

    I was wondering if you we’re taking new patients. Also I was wondering if you have any expertise dealing with eating disorders especially bulimia.

    Thanks, Elizabeth

    • lisamurray

      June 9, 2015 at 6:29 AM

      Elizabeth,
      I am accepting new clients. I do work routinely with individuals dealing with eating disorders. If you have any other questions, you are welcome to email me directly at lmurraycounzeling@yahoo.com.

      Blessings!
      Lisa

  2. I was wondering how to deal with the guilt I feel that both my boys 16 and 20 have turned their backs on the Lord. The older one has also turned on the family and only calls if he needs something. The younger one doesn’t believe
    God exists at all and both were brought up in the church from birth. The guilt
    is overwhelming at times and I blame myself that I should have seen something wasn’t connecting. I have been praying about this for daily. My husband doesn’t think there is anything we could have done differently but I just can’t accept that.

    • lisamurray

      July 23, 2015 at 8:08 AM

      Kathy,
      What a great question! I have received several emails from parents who are in similar situations. It can be so challenging to deal with. I believe we have to mourn the loss of what we had hoped, dreamed and planned for our children and their lives, we have to be able to honestly reflect on our parenting choices, and then be able to offer compassion to ourselves to understand that there is no perfect parent. We did the best we could, and though we can do our best to raise our children, we can never, ever guarantee an outcome. Our adult children own responsibility for their lives and their choices. They will have to determine their own relationship with God and they will be held accountable for that.

      We must free the ones we love to be responsible for themselves (financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually) and focus our energies on living out our lives in the most meaningful way possible, investing in the things about which we are passionate, and loving our children (not enabling them) along their journey. God’s got them!

      I will be writing a post in the next several weeks dealing with this subject as it has been such a huge issue. Thank you for sharing!

      Blessings,

      Lisa Murray, LMFT

  3. Hi Lisa,

    I was wondering if you were still taking new patients and if you have any expertise dealing with eating and sleeping disorders.

    I have tried contacting you via the email address – lmurraycounzeling@yahoo.com, however the mail returned undelivered.

    Oye.

  4. I just found you through the purposefulfaith.com link-up and love your site and writing.
    I’m also a Christian blogger at heinspiredme.com and would like to extend the opportunity to guest post on my site.
    Thank you for what you are doing and I look forward to reading your latest posts!

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