My name is Joan Murray, LICSW.
I provide clinical social work services in a
professional, non-handicapped accessible building
in Salem, New Hampshire. The office building has an
array of other professionals sharing waiting area
My practice is goal-oriented, utilizing multi-modality,
client-specific interventions. I work with a variety of
age groups in individual, family and couples therapy. My
areas of specialty include Child and Adolescent, Trauma
and Loss, Mindfulness and Stress Management, ADHD, Behavioral
Disorders and Mood Disorders. I have a strong background
in working with children with special needs in the educational
system and expertise in trauma work. My treatment philosophy
lends itself to networking and referring to area doctors and
psychologists for evaluations, in order to assist in formulating
correct diagnoses for educational planning, as well as for
assessing the need for medication and ongoing treatment management.
I have been providing therapeutic services
for the past 32 years in community-based
adolescent treatment facilities, community
mental health, school settings and in private
practice. My office hours are flexible, including
evening sessions as needed. I am also available
for appointments for crisis evaluation per the
client, family or schools.
During the initial appointment we will
review the mental health rights of the client,
including confidentiality, duty to warn
and duty to protect. If the appointment
is for a child (minor), the initial
session will be with parents in order
to review procedures, process of therapeutic
services, policies and confidentiality as
it relates to a child/adolescent in treatment.
In addition, clients and/or guardians will
be signing a form for consent to treat.
In closing, through my years of experience
I have gained an understanding of various
mental health illnesses and the impact on
the individual and family. In addition, my
strong background with trauma and loss provides
a foundation for work with grief and healing.
I have an ample array of strategies and interventions
to assist clients and their families in
understanding their diagnoses, offering
supportive treatment and case management services.
130 Main Street, Suite 201 F & G
Salem, NH 03079