Equinox RTC Welcomes Primary Therapist Chris Murray
Equinox RTC, a residential treatment center for teen boys ages 14-18, is excited to welcome Primary Therapist Chris Murray.
Chris Murray is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate (LCMHC-A) and a licensed clinical addictions specialist associate (LCAS-A). Chris utilizes psychodynamic theory, which is a background-focused approach that emphasizes the understanding of human behaviors, feelings, and emotions. He holds a strong belief in the development of a collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client, seeing it as vital for the client to develop long-lasting healing and mental health.
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to our Clinical Team,” says Executive Director John Moore, “Chris joining our team is another milestone in the growth and evolution of Equinox. He not only shares our passion for helping people heal from trauma, but has challenged himself to add addictions specialist to his resume to better serve his clients. Truly a growth-minded, driven individual. Perfect for the Equinox Family.”
Chris started out his career working in hospitals and residential treatment centers working with all ages. He specializes in addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, panic, sleep issues, trauma, and substance use. Chris’ work with adolescents focuses on increasing the client’s insight into themselves, in order to identify new patterns of relating to others and developing adaptive coping mechanisms. Chris strives to provide culturally sensitive treatment to clients of all backgrounds. He believes therapy provides empowerment towards self-acceptance and resilience.
In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife exploring new restaurants, traveling, and playing cards. He also enjoys painting oils on canvas, writing prose, and playing the guitar.
About Equinox RTC
Equinox RTC is a leading residential treatment center for boys ages 14-18. Equinox is unique in its focus on Relational Trauma, which includes grief, loss, and attachment. Trauma, Loss, and Attachment, providing clinically intensive treatment for boys struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use and abuse, learning disabilities, and other emotional and behavioral needs. Equinox offers a combination of clinically sophisticated support with a whole-person approach including adventure therapy, a health and fitness program, and a whole foods diet. Equinox provides a fully accredited school, with broad course selections taught by licensed teachers in a college-preparatory environment.