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Shannon Murphy

LPC, Art Therapist

Hi, I’m Shannon!  I am an Art Therapist who focuses on creative avenues to inspire my clients to reach their goals.  I strive to create an authentic and safe space, both in my office and in the therapeutic relationship, for my clients to grow towards the positive changes they are capable of.

I received my Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art from McDaniel College and my Masters of Arts Degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University.  I’m a registered and board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania.

I utilized a trauma-informed approach to treatment, and have completed training for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).  Previously, I have worked in outpatient and intensive mobile settings with children, teens, and adults who present with a variety of concerns and diagnoses.

Approach to Therapy

My approach to therapy is client-centered and strength-based, which means I will collaborate with clients to create their own personalized treatment plans.  I believe clients know themselves best, and have the capacity for positive change.  As a therapist, I see myself as a guide- who can provide support, reflection, and a unique perspective.

I utilize a wide variety of interventions and materials including play therapy in the sand tray and art-based interventions like drawing, collaging, sculpting or painting.  I am open to my clients’ ideas and flexible in how I approach each session by offering choices to pick from based on how my clients are feeling that particular day.  If a client comes to session with an idea, I let them take the lead.  I look forward to hearing your creative ideas!

Contact Me!


1215 Manor Drive Suite 209
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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