Dr. Michael D. Murrell, PSY.D

Dr. Michael D. Murrell, PSY.D

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Clinical Psychology | Male | 70 years old

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I have been treating clients since 1987 in our Springfield office. In my personal life I was diagnosed and treated for panic disorder, anxiety attacks, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Since recoverring from these disorders I have found that I can teach what I have learned to my clients now from my own personal experience. Since I related well to their feelings my clients with anxiety tend to get well faster as a result.Read more

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I was always an anxious child who was very shy and reserved in school. I rarely got involved in...Read more

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Dr. Murrell's Reviews

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5
based on 19 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Murrell Says:

I am very pleased that so many clients have actually taken the time to write up a review of their experiences.  The fact that all of them gave our clinic a five star rating is very flattering and an encouragement to continue to give our very best to help our clients.

Dr. Murrell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Springfield, MO |
Dr. Murrell is a great psychologist. I came in with severe anxiety issues that were making my school life and personal life completely dysfunctional. He helped me tremendously with various strategies to control my anxiety. He also helped me to understand my own self-degrading cognition and behavior, and how I can and should think more positively of myself. I highly recommend Dr. Murrell for anxiety and depression issues. He is a kind, honest, and laid back person who truly cared about me.
in Springfield, mo |
Dr Murrell is a caring compassionate man who reaches to your inner core and builds a firm foundation. Excellent provider.
Springfield, MO |
I needed coping skills, he provided them. He is a great teacher. He also recomended 2 books that are excellent resources. Fighting for your marriage. Feeling good.
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Dr. Murrell says...

I was always an anxious child who was very shy and reserved in school.  I rarely got involved in after school activities until my parents enlisted me in the Boy Scouts of America.  That experience, along with some excellent counseling, changed by life. I thrived as a Boy Scout and found that with some encouragement that I could overcome many physical and social challenges that I have long feared to the point of immobility.  I had a few excellent counselors along the way and yet in my mid 30s started suffering from panic or anxiety attacks.  I again went back into counseling and was baptized in 1987 as an adult.  I then quit fearing death and realized that I had a purpose in life.  I was meant to be a counselor and later a psychologist so I could teach people the principles and techniques that helped me overcome the anxiety in my life that was robbing me of the joy of living that I later discovered.  My success as a psychologist in private practice has been the result, in part, of the challenges that I experienced from my early childhood and later as an adult with panic disorder.  I believe, as the Bible states, that all things work for good for those who believe.  God has taken the horrible emotional pain of panic disorder and led me to use that experience to teach others how to overcome this terrifying experience.  Panic disorder and PTSD are very treatable given the right conditions and treatments.

Dr. Murrell's Care Philosophy

I have been treating clients since 1987 in our Springfield office. In my personal life I was diagnosed and treated for panic disorder, anxiety attacks, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Since recoverring from these disorders I have found that I can teach what I have learned to my clients now from my own personal experience. Since I related well to their feelings my clients with anxiety tend to get well faster as a result.

Dr. Murrell says...

I have been both a client and a psychologist treating anxiety disorders.  As an adolescent I was very anxious and suffered from test anxiety as well as panic attacks.  High school was challenging for me and I decided my senior year that I would become a psychologist in order to help others as well as my self.  I have treated veterans with combat related PTSD for the past 15 years.  As a person who served as a Medic/ Public Heath Specialist (91S) in the Army from 1968-1974 I have an understanding that Vets seem to appreciate.  Although I have not been in combat I do understand the comraderie and bonding that goes on in the military.  I have been evaluating service members for Lockeed Martin since 2011.  It is very gratifying work and the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing has dramatically improved the treatment of PTSD.

Dr. Murrell says...

The use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing has been widely accepted as the first line treatment for PTSD.  For more information go to my website www.murrellpsychologicalservice.com and read the various blogs on treatment.

Dr. Murrell says...

I am very pleased that so many clients have actually taken the time to write up a review of their experiences.  The fact that all of them gave our clinic a five star rating is very flattering and an encouragement to continue to give our very best to help our clients.

Dr. Murrell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Clinical Psychology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Grief
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress

Education

  • Medical School
    Forest Institute Of Professional Psychology

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Shealy Pain Institute

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Lakeland Regional Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Kansas / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1968

  • Other Education
    Forest Institute Of Professional Psychology

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Affect Disorders
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Men's Health Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy

Procedures Performed

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management