Murrell Counseling Service, LLC

Consulting, Evaluations & Therapy

Looking for a professional psychologist you can trust?

My name is Michael Murrell, Psy. D. and I am a clinical psychologist who has been the Director of Murrell Psychological Service since 1987.

I personally struggled with panic attacks and P.T.S.D. (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). I sought professional mental health and have been symptom free since that time. I can teach you what I have learned personally so that you or your loved one can stop suffering from an anxiety disorder. I was called by my faith when I was age 16 to investigate the field of clinical psychology. At that age I made an appointment with a local psychologist, Dr. Frances Jones, and spent an hour asking him questions about what he did for a living. Although I was only a junior in high school I was very persistent in wanting to know the details. Dr. Jones was a very kind and talented man; after hour discussion he invited me to his home and I had a meal with his family. With his steadfast support I began preparations to study to become a psychologist. My path was set at this early age.


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I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the Missouri Psychological Association, the Society for Christian Psychologists and the American Legion. I am a Level III Certified E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist who is also a psychologist in Southwest Missouri. I was led to practice the profession of clinical psychologist because I felt that I could help those people, who were like myself, highly sensitive individuals, who felt overwhelmed by the demands of their environment.

Many of my clients are not mentally ill but are in fact very sensitive people who feel they must adapt to a social environment that was not friendly or understanding of who them. For more information about my work with highly sensitive people, who make up most of my practice, I recommend an excellent book: "The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You" by Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D.

My clinic offers psychological testing and evaluation for panic and E.M.D.R. treatment for panic attacks and Post traumatic Stress Disorder. Here is a Tube video that may give you an overview of what E.M.D.R. is and also how well it works. This link is provided courtesy of EMDR International Association:


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