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About Sara Murphy, LCSW

Sara knew from a young age that she wanted to help people of all ages live their best lives. She greatly enjoys being able to work with people of different backgrounds to help them grow as people and reach new levels of personal happiness and accomplishment. With a soft-spoken demeanor, patience and determination, Ms. Murphy provides guidance, support and skills to collaborate with patients on mitigating difficulties they are experiencing. Sara has a strong background working with children that deal with bullying, attention/focusing issues or have social concerns, as well as helping women recover from trauma through building self-acceptance and self-worth. She utilizes mindfulness-based skills, a wellness approach, strength-based perspectives, play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques in working with individuals and families.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
– Bachelor of Social Work from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC
– Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Tricare NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • Medicare NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC



September 24, 2021

I just love Sara. She is awesome.


September 17, 2021

I felt very comfortable talking with Sarah.


September 10, 2021

Sara continues to help me establish positive patterns to deal with my anxiety and depression


May 19, 2021

Sara uncovers layers of my trauma laid down over the years in nearly every session


March 25, 2021

Sara Murphy is a phenomenal therapist. She has helped show me that there is a light through the darkness.


March 24, 2021

She s just generally very engaging and easy to talk to!


March 16, 2021

When I talk with Sarah, it feels natural!


March 16, 2021

Very knowledgeable, friendly, and relatable provider.


March 12, 2021

Sara is excellent at her job. I gain a lot of insight each time I talk with her, and she always offers constructive comments and encouragement.


March 9, 2021

She works hard at understanding me and making connections. I am very happy with the help I am receiving from Mrs. Murphy.


February 26, 2021

Sara Murphy is the BEST!!!! An amazing professional.


February 25, 2021

Sara is able to give good guidance for managing my anxiety during these extraordinary times. Thank you for providing Sara!


February 22, 2021

She is the first therapist that I can completely open up to! Therapy with her is like talking to a girlfriend of mine. I am so glad I have opened myself up to her and enjoy her sessions!


February 10, 2021

Sara is flexible and compassionate. A wonderful provider!


January 20, 2021

Sara is wonderful- I give her a 10!


January 18, 2021

Appreciate the skill of my current providers!


January 14, 2021

I appreciate all of the a-ha moments that I have when it is explained to me. Sarah is soft spoken, easy to talk to, and comforting


January 12, 2021

Sara has been great!


January 12, 2021

Sara helps me make connections from the past to current life situations and helps me understand how to relate differently


January 11, 2021

Sara is awesome. I love her!


December 21, 2020

Sara is patient, caring and truly gives me direction to make progress with living with my depression. The availability of teletherapy has certainly helped me throughout this COVID year


December 21, 2020

Sara is a awesome professional who has helped me with underlying issues. I have recommended several of my former colleagues to contact Sara for their mental health needs.


December 1, 2020

I feel Sara is helping me find new ways to handle triggers that help chase away certain sadness.


November 25, 2020

During this time of COVID it has been very helpful. Sara has been there for me during these difficult times.


November 10, 2020

Sara gives me insights to why I might have reactions I have. Sara has significantly helped me cope during this Pandemic.


November 2, 2020

Listen and really cares.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.