Michael Murphy-Loeffler


Michael Murphy-Loeffler


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - #53839
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Evening Availability


100 Petaluma Boulevard North
Suite 301
Petaluma, California 94952
100 Petaluma Boulevard North
Petaluma, California 94952

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My Approach to Helping

My psychotherapy and counseling practice is in San Francisco's Hayes Valley and Downtown Petaluma. I work with individuals, children, and adolescents.

My clinical experience began with the Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center in San Francisco which focuses on approaching patients from an integral and holistic approach. My post-graduate experience was with the Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center as an intern where I had exposure to body based therapies including trauma interventions. As a former Division 1 athlete I have a particular understanding with athletes of all ages.

With respect to children and adolescents I had a post graduate internship at St. Mary's Hospital's Mcauley Psychiatric Unit where I worked with children and teenagers who were dangers to themselves or others.

More Info About My Practice

Hours: 7am-6pm (Some evening times available)

Fees: 160-220

Insurance: While I am not on any managed care plans (PPO, HMO), I do provide my patients with a monthly written receipt with the necessary information needed if reimbursement is possible.

Confidentiality: Privacy is a basic right of anyone seeking psychotherapy. As such, information pertaining to your therapy is confidential and legally privileged.

Cancellation Policy: Sessions for individual psychotherapy last 50 minutes (couples are 60 minutes). Once we agree on one or more regular times per week, I will reserve those hours for you and expect payment for them. If you inform me at least 1 week in advance of planned absences, you will not be charged for those sessions. Unless otherwise arranged, fees are due at the time of the session.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I enjoy working with individuals who have never been in therapy before. I ensure that you are comfortable, able to ask questions about what to expect, and provide measurement for what you are hoping to experience, change, and heal.

I also work with adolescents and children and seek ongoing clinical training to support this.

I have a background in business thus understand the challenges of family, career, and personal health.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals and Couples


    - Establishing Meaningful Relationship and Friendship
    - Career Dissatisfaction and Desire to Change Career
    - Apathy (Unexplained and Unfounded)
    - Anxiety and Depression
    - Sexuality and LGBTQ
    - Spirituality
    - Technological Internet Isolation
    - Addiction and Codependency

    Couples --

    - Communication Problems Fighting
    - Pre-and-Post Marriage Conflict
    - Career and Family Balance
    - Addiction and Codependency
    - New Baby and or Pregnancy
    - Cross Cultural Communication

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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