Meet The Team
We have created a rich and varied group of professionals. This allows us to offer a broad range of perspectives and approaches to therapy, ensuring that clients can find a therapist who can best meet their needs.
Meet Our Team
Jason Murphy is a seasoned mental health professional and clinical director with extensive experience in the field of psychotherapy. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Jason is committed to helping individuals, couples, and families overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.
Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. (CIIS) He has spent over three decades working in the mental health field, providing therapy services to clients from diverse backgrounds and with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems.
As the CEO and clinical director of Trauma Resolution Therapy Group, Jason has provided
leadership and guidance to other therapists and mental health professionals. He has implemented evidence-based practices and treatment modalities to ensure clients’ highest quality of care. Jason has also provided training and supervision to therapists to help them improve their clinical skills and develop a deeper understanding of mental health issues.
And currently is an adjunct professor at Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Overall, Jason Murphy is a dedicated mental health professional with a strong track record of success in providing therapy services and clinical leadership. In his therapy practice, Jason uses a client-centered and evidence-based approach, tailoring his treatment approach to meet each client’s unique needs. He draws from a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Jason is passionate about helping his clients develop the skills and tools they need to achieve their goals and create fulfilling lives.
He is committed to positively impacting the lives of his clients and the mental health community as a whole.
Seeking help is not an easy task, especially when starting out. I believe Therapy is a collaborative process where you can feel supported and understood in taking the hard steps towards the person you want to be. I strive to provide a supportive environment to help others identify their goals and the methods that will get them to where they want to go. I find it beneficial to utilize an individualistic person-centered approach, combining tools from Humanistic, Solution-Focused and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Jason Murphy, LMFT.
Associate Marriage Family Therapist
Sharan worked as a meditation and yoga teacher in the Southbay of LA, specializing in therapeutic and restorative yoga practices. She earned her Masters of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University with a Spiritual Psychology specialization. Sharan loves combining mind-body and spirit exploration when working with her psychotherapy clients. She has extensive experience working with clients living with addiction and mental health concerns and loves to work with clients struggling through difficult life transitions and identity crises to encourage personal empowerment and self esteem. Sharan uses a diverse range of psychoanalytic theories in working with her clients. Such theories include Sensorimotor psychotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology, Polyvagal theory, gestalt, mindfulness,cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, attachment theory and family systems. Sharan values each client as the unique individuals they are and loves to specialize their psychotherapy experience to honor their needs and values.
A mentor of mine once said, “No one ever sits you down as a kid and warns you that this whole being a human thing is intense. Most of the time we all walk around pretending like it’s not a big deal.” This lack of preparation creates a profound disconnection that negatively affects mental health. In psychotherapy, I aim to work collaboratively with my clients in order to help them reconnect to the moment to moment experience of their life and improve their overall wellbeing.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist associate and I specialize in working with relationship issues, addiction, grief, anxiety and depression. I have significant experience working with adolescents and young adults as well as working with people in residential or intensive outpatient addiction treatment.
I conceptualize my work through a psychodynamic lens with an emphasis on relational process. Together we will work to bring unconscious dynamics into awareness through examining current and past relationships. I have a personal interest in Buddhist psychology and meditation and bring this into my work so long as it is of interest to my clients.
Navigating the mental health system is not an easy task. I believe therapy should be a space to feel safe and heard regardless of your life experiences, and that your culture and identity are important to celebrate and integrate into therapy.
My approach to therapy is person centered, trauma focused, and psychodynamic, with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as a key component for client change. Part of this therapeutic relationship is knowing when to step in and challenge clients, especially if their actions are harmful or destructive to themselves, so I step in and guide clients directly when needed.
I consider myself an integrative therapist and like to focus on the best way to address an issue to fit the client’s needs over strict adherence to a modality over the course of treatment. The therapy modalities I draw from in my practice are DBT, ACT, CBT, Relational-Cultural Therapy, Mindfulness interventions, trauma and attachment interventions, and other process-oriented therapy interventions.
My experience working as a therapist and teacher has given me a unique toolbox and ability to understand both my role as a therapist and how I can do better to actively fight systemic mistreatment of BIPOC and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Shannon McAuley is the practice manager with a flair for social media and mental health crisis response and a passion for problem-solving. With a background in social advocacy, crisis management, and trauma-informed care, Shannon is deeply committed to promoting the well-being of individuals and communities.
Shannon is currently working towards her Masters in Clinical Social Work and works Full Time as a Mental Health First Responder.
Saleena (she/her) is a 33 year old professional living in Southern California and is the Virtual Admin for TRT Group. She has been in client relations for over 10 years. She knows how to be both professional and down to earth with both clients and staff. Saleena thinks mental health is incredibly important and is glad to be working in a field she’s passionate about. Some of her hobbies are hiking, traveling, and medicinal botany.