Irma Cano Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego. Her experience providing individual therapy and consultation with adults in a University setting for 25 years has provided her a broad skill set for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustment, academic challenges, and grief and loss. Irma is a bilingual Spanish/English therapist who's focus is a strength-based prospective with an emphasis on a person's inner strengths to mobilize and promote efficacy, confidence and hope.
Her theoretical orientation incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Multicultural approaches to therapy. Therapy encompasses treatment for stress management, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, adjustment and life transitions, grief and loss, acculturation stress, first generation college student challenges, racial identity development (especially amongst Latinx individuals), and positive coping and resilience.
Irma received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from San Diego State University (SDSU) and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from SDSU. She has been a Field Faculty Supervisor at SDSU, School of Social Work and Adjunct Faculty at National University School of Public Health.