Helen Shea-Murphy, APRN, MSN, CNS

Helen Shea-Murphy, APRN, MSN, CNS, is a Senior Program Therapist at the Anna Marsh Clinic. She has worked for many years with adult individuals, couples and groups as an advanced practice nurse specializing in mental health. Her background includes experience practicing in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings as well as in the fields of home health and hospice. She is a seasoned consultant and educator currently serving as adjunct clinical professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing.

Helen received her bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Nursing from St. Anselm College and her master’s degree in Mental Health Nursing from Adelphi University in New York, with certification as a psychotherapist.  She is trained in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, grief therapy, and clinical incident stress debriefing.

Helen’s holistic approach focuses on the connection between mind, body and spirit. Her areas of clinical interest and expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, dual diagnosis, and grief work related to miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and post-abortion grieving.  She also works with clients experiencing chronic illness and developmental disability as well as those seeking faith-based counseling.