Ashley D. Murphy, MSC, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist, Sexuality Coach
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.”
I am a Relationship Therapist and Sexuality Coach with a passion for helping individuals and couples have satisfying and meaningful sexual relationships. I am skilled in addressing body image concerns, confidence issues, and religious abuse and trauma that can inhibit the sexual system in relationships.
I create a space that is compassionate, non-judging, accepting, and empowering for my clients. I am LGBTQIA+ allied, BIPOC and Poly friendly, and kink aware. I am an advocate for those who feel invisible and who feel they have no voice. I pride myself in motivating clients to become their best, most authentic selves as they realize the power that resides within.
I am also very passionate about advocacy and education for all aspects related to women’s rights and health issues, especially when it comes to the conversation around menstrual health, because no girl or woman should ever have to worry about receiving accessible care for a human need.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist under supervision of Alex Peskin, LMFT. I have completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship. As a Sexuality Coach, I have training to work with clients seeking sex therapy. I am a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where I earned my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. I earned my B.S. in Criminology from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2014. I have spent the last 10 years of my career working in law enforcement in the Los Angeles County Jail system.
I welcome adolescents 13+, adult individuals, and couples. I also welcome those who work in law enforcement and the military.
"I give people permission to be sexually liberated while standing in the strength of their own vulnerability."
~ Ashley D. Murphy