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Get to Know

Megan Murphy

Megan (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified First Responder Counselor,  Nationally Registered Basic Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Personal Trainer. 

Megan has ten years of experience working with various walks of life and assisting with various needs such as : trauma experiences, grief/loss,  self-esteem, anger, codependency and health and wellness needs.

Through these years, Megan has developed a tremendous passion to assist individuals looking to rediscover, redefine and rebuild the confidence in themselves in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Prior to founding ShoreLine Therapy, Megan  has experience in various mental health and healthcare settings working in a residential setting of adults with chronic mental illness,  outpatient services for youth/adolescent/adult survivors of trauma and problematic behaviors, fitness/nutrition consultant, online mental health counseling for adults, inpatient hospital case management services for a Level I trauma center (serving trauma/surgical, orthopedics and both critical care units), volunteer Firefighter and active NREMT-B for a local EMS department.  Over the years, Megan has worked with active military, veterans, first responders and their families.

Megan uses a person-centered, holistic approach when working with adults. To strengthen these approaches Megan continues to uphold the oaths and continuing education needed to maintain the above licensures and certifications.  Each of which have proven to be crucial assets during the therapeutic process, developing deeper understanding of a persons various stages of needs. 

Other frameworks intertwined in the process are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Informed and Strength-Based Therapy. 

Regardless of the waves you feel you are trying to ride right now, Megan believes, that together, we can find your way back to shore. 

When Megan is not working you can find her out on the water, doing yardwork, working out, playing video games and spending time with the dog, her family and friends. 

Education & Qualifications

Bachelors of Art- Psychology; minor Sociology- Eastern Illinois University

Masters of Social Work; Mental Health Concentration- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Certified Personal Trainer- American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Basic- East Central Illinois EMS, OSF Healthcare

Certified First Responder Counselor- Academy Hour

Licensed Clinical Social Worker- State of Illinois (IDFPR)

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