Margaret J. Murphey, MA, LPC

Title: Marriage and Family Therapist

Company: Angel Rose Counseling

Location: Baker City, Oregon, United States

Margaret J Murphey, MA, LPC, Marriage and Family Therapist at Angel Rose Counseling, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Mental Health.

Ms. Murphey founded her private, nonprofit counseling practice in 2006 after serving as a therapist and welfare worker for 27 years. She provides private practice counseling with a focus on children and families in the Oregon area, and has won a School Bell Award from Pacheco Elementary School as well as a 1997 Indian Health Service Directors Award for her work as a mental health counselor at the Cibecue Indian Health Center. Ms. Murphey is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

Born to Glen Roosevelt Wurster and Lucile Mildred Lopez, Ms. Murphey married Russell Warren Murphey in 1959 and raised Lucinda Huff, Rochelle Scott, and Janice Sorenson. In 1963, she became a secretary with the Folsom State Prison, and transitioned into teaching at the Desert Sands Unified Schools of Indio, California in 1969. She worked as a claims determiner with the Employment Development Department in Redding, California, and was a secretary and welfare worker for Shasta County. She went back to school to earn a BA in Social Science from California State University, Chico, followed by a MA in psychology in 1989. Ms. Murphey led a long career in the Chico area as a therapist, and served the Cibecue Apache High School and Elementary School through 2006, when she retired and founded her current practice.

In addition to her official capacities, Ms. Murphey has aided children as a member of the Kinisba Child Abuse Committee from 1994 to 1998, and has been a volunteer and Sunday school teacher. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Academy of Grief Counseling, and is a former member of the Arizona School Counselors Association. In her free time, Ms. Murphey enjoys sewing, crafts, travel, bluegrass music, and studying American Indian history.

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