About

About

 

Damon J. Murphy, Psy.D.

My name is Dr. Murphy and I am an African American licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. Since 2012 I have been providing psychological care to military service members in the National Capital Region. I graduated with my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/DC in August 2011 and earned my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from the same institution in 2003.  I began my career in mental health in 1996 when I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University in Miami. My doctoral clinical research project is entitled “The Role of Double Minority Stress in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission among Black gay men,” which looks at the contributions of double minority stress to health outcomes.

My journey in this field was born very early in life as a youth growing up in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York. Due to experiencing the challenges of my various communities, I became interested in understanding how social forces shaped human beings on levels of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and disability.  Since that time I have applied my professional development  in multiple environments including Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Psychogeriatric Services, the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, the Art Institute of Washington, and Howard University’s Counseling Service. Other settings include the District of Columbia Superior Court’s Child Guidance Clinic, the Northern Virginia Training Center, and Fairfax County Woodburn Place/Crisis Care Program. I am licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

I practice individual, group, and couples therapy from both insight-oriented psychodynamic work and action-oriented Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.  In addition, I may employ experiential exercises that help the client become actively engaged in their healing in a “here-and-now” way. My psychological evaluation experiences include adolescent forensic evaluations, mild to severe cognitive disabilities, undergraduate and graduate students, and active duty military service members. Typical tests involve the following: cognitive/executive Functioning, ADHD, PTSD/Trauma-related disorders, Mood, Anxiety, Somatic, and Personality Disorders, and fitness-for-duty military evaluations. My aim is to provide the highest quality psychological care possible and to create sustainable improvement my client’s lives.

 



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(703) 909-4510

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