Sophia Murphy

Faculty Assoc
TEMPE Campus


With 10 years of direct service Dr. Murphy has been fortunate to work with adults, adolescents, and children. She's provided treatment to individuals, couples and groups. Predominantly featured throughout her experiences has been an emphasis on the value of multicultural competency and a deep exploration of the relationship between identity and health. Murphy aims to support her patients in bettering their lives and reaching their individual goals through a holistic approach targeting mind-body health. She is certified as a personal yrainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is licensed as a professional vounselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. 

As an undergraduate student, Murphy earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor is sociology from the University of North Florida. She completed a master's degree from the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University, specializing in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis in rehabilitation.

In earning her Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University, Murphy received advanced training in collaborative care and population-based health management. Her primary focus includes the relationship between health, nutrition, physical activity and depression. Murphy works closely with medical practitioners to provide behavioral health services tailored to the unique needs of patients living with chronic illness and served an integral role in launching a large, fully-integrated primary care behavioral health clinic in Central Phoenix. She has supervised doctoral and master's-level clinicians in clinical practice as well as created and implemented core processes for improved patient access to care. She is an avid believer in self-care who enjoys time with her two dogs, fitness, watching movies, and reading books. Currently, she owns and operates a private practice in Tempe.


  • D.B.H. Clinical, Arizona State University
  • M.S. Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (Rehabilitation Counseling), San Francisco State University
  • B.A. Psychology; minor: Sociology (Summa Cum Laude), University of North Florida



Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
CED 680 Practicum
Spring 2020
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CED 672 Couple Family Counseling
CED 680 Practicum
Fall 2019
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CED 680 Practicum
Spring 2019
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CED 680 Practicum
Fall 2017
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IBC 530 Evid Based Integrated Health