Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Murray, is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York and a certified school psychologist, specializing in the use of evidence-based treatments to address a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, mood and behavioral difficulties, school-based issues, and trauma. She is also one of few therapists in New Jersey certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Murray works closely with individuals and families to meet their unique goals using methods supported by research to be highly effective. She empowers parents and children to identify and address their individualized concerns specifically through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and parent management strategies.
Dr. Murray has worked in public elementary, middle, and high schools conducting psychological and social-emotional assessments on Child Study Teams and providing school-based therapeutic services. She also has provided individual counseling and facilitated many groups for children and teens focusing on social skills, stress management, and emotion regulation. Due to her experience in school systems, Dr. Murray has honed an approach in which she values collaboration and consultation across care providers to make highly effective treatment plans. She has acquired specialized insight into school-based challenges children and parents often experience related to school avoidance, bullying, special education, individualized education plans, (IEPs), and 504 plans. She engages in consultative relationships with parents, teachers, social workers, and learning consultants to generalize improvements from home to school.
In her clinical work, Dr. Murray has developed specialized training in providing treatment for children and adolescents, ranging in age from 3 to 18 years old, and families. She has supported individuals and families during highly sensitive times including those marked by mood and behavioral dysregulation, relational difficulties, family changes and transitions, domestic violence, abuse, family separation and grief. She assists her clients in understanding the cyclical relationship between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors by providing them a safe space to process, cope, and move forward without feeling burdened and controlled by the past. Dr. Murray believes change occurs within the context of a therapeutic space where there is trust, respect, empathy, and collaboration. Dr. Murray approaches therapy in a sensitive, validating manner in which she aims to facilitate her clients’ reconnection to their innate strengths and empowers them to use evidence-based tools to create meaningful, lasting change in their lives. She also works closely with parents to provide specific tools to address behavioral difficulties and emotion dysregulation in young children.
Before joining Caring Cove, Dr. Murray worked with individuals and families at The Center for Anxiety and Behavior Management, in Chester, NJ. Dr. Murray completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication from Rutgers University. She furthered her education earning her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University.
Outside of the therapy room, Dr. Murray enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking with her yellow lab, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks.