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Hi, I'm Nicole (she/her)

Clinical Manager

Licensed Professional Counselor #2017036054

Services in-person & for telehealth in MO

I work with clients 17 and up, and specialize in couples therapy, and trauma therapy, including EMDR! I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey to wellness. 

Nicole Murdock, Black Couples Therapist
Image by Lauren Pelesky

Supported Ages

  • Older Adolescents (17)

  • Adults (18+)

Specialty Areas

  • Couples Therapy

  • Anxiety

  • Coping with Life Transitions

  • Depression

  • EMDR

  • Self-Esteem

  • Therapy for Black Women

Other Areas of Focus

  • Abuse and Trauma​

  • Family Conflict and Therapy

  • Foster and Adoptive Families

  • Grief and Loss

  • Identity Exploration

  • Midlife Challenges

  • Parenting Support

  • Racial Issues



Are we a good match?

I am committed to supporting couples in navigating the complexities of relationships, fostering open communication, and strengthening the bonds that unite partners. It brings me immense joy to assist couples in their journey towards better understanding, respect, and mutual appreciation. Through couples therapy, we can create a safe environment for productive dialogue, conflict resolution, and genuine connection.

Relationships are intricate and, at times, they may reach a crossroads. If you're seeking a supportive space to evaluate the next steps for you and your partner, I am here to provide guidance and understanding. My academic background in Psychology from the University of Kansas and a Master's in Counseling from the University of Missouri Kansas City, specializing in Couples and Family, has equipped me with the knowledge and expertise to address relationship dynamics effectively.

My experience of over 15 years in the mental health field has shown me the transformative power of therapy in fostering open communication and understanding. I am passionate about helping couples heal, learn effective communication, collaborate, and express love and respect. If you're ready to embark on this journey of healing, improve communication, and strengthen your relationship, reach out! 

Beyond relationship therapy, my expertise extends to trauma therapy, where I've witnessed individuals triumph over past traumas. One approach I specialize in is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a profoundly impactful technique. Trauma can leave emotional scars, trapping individuals in cycles of pain, fear, and anxiety. EMDR offers a pathway to break free from these emotional bonds.

EMDR involves reprocessing traumatic memories to reduce their emotional intensity in a secure and supportive environment. Through guided sessions and bilateral stimulation techniques, such as eye movements or taps, you'll learn to confront and release the emotional weight of past memories. It's about reclaiming control over your life while coexisting with past experiences peacefully, fostering resilience and personal growth.

As a trauma therapist, I'm dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgmental space for exploring emotions and experiences. Together, we'll uncover your strengths, allowing you to thrive beyond your past traumas. Your courage on this healing journey is remarkable, and I'm honored to support your transformative process.

If you're prepared to take steps toward healing your relationship or overcoming past traumas, I'm here to walk alongside you. Let's embark on this journey together towards personal growth, healthier relationships, and a brighter future.



Master of Arts (M.A.), Counseling

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Clinical Training

Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 1

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

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