Meet Mr. John Murphy,
John Murphy is a North Carolina native and a 6-year resident of Chatham County. He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in 2019, and joined Renaissance Wellness shortly after as a school and community-based therapist.
John has an arts background. In particular he likes to write comics, draw portraits, and design stuffed animals. He wrote several books on stuffed toy design and enjoys teaching people how to make them. He is particularly comfortable with artistic individuals and social oddballs.
John has a long counseling career prior to earning his degree, including counseling kids in public schools, wilderness camps, intensive in-home, day treatment programs, and juvenile justice treatment centers. In a sense, John knows the mental health system well, and can help families navigate their choices and options.
John builds quality relationships with his clients, and has a strong ability to empathize with them. He hopes to help young people better navigate the circumstances they did not choose, and make plans to move forward with the kind of lives they most desire.