Laila Murfin, LPCC, LPC, R-DMT

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist
Nevada City CA
Each person's therapy journey is a unique unfolding and a collaborative process. I approach the work with the belief that each of us is doing the best we can with our current skill set, and has an inner healing intelligence - an inherent drive towards health and capacity for change. I know that as humans we are impacted and shaped by our relational experiences, whether these are familial or societal, and honor the many identities and histories that I come into contact with in my practice. My role is to support you in finding your path home to yourself, to show up as an ally for all parts of the self, and to encourage you to turn towards present-moment experience. Gentleness, patience, trust, humility and clear reflection are all attributes I aspire to bring to each session. A note on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: This service is offered in-person only, in collaboration with one of two trusted physician colleagues. Candidates for KAP typically experience treatment-resistant depression or anxiety. At times treatment for post-partum depression and PTSD may be indicated.
I am Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in private practice in Nevada County, CA and am also licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in CO. I have worked in the mental health field since 2013, with experience working in residential, crisis services, psychedelic harm reduction (Zendo Project) and outpatient treatment settings with both children and adults. From a young age I have held a curiosity about the connection between mind-body-spirit, which I have explored through dance, yoga, meditation, expressive arts, and connection with nature. This fascination ultimately led me to a path of service and wanting to support others in a deeper capacity, i.e, graduate training in body-based (somatic) psychotherapy and subsequent licensure as an LPCC. I am committed to continually doing my own work so that I can fully show up for my clients.