Caring Child

ABOUT DR. KERRIE MURPHY

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and I love working with young children between the ages of 2-6. I work with children and families who have a variety of concerns, including disruptive behavior problems, ADHD, anxiety, adjustment to stressful events/changes, and emotional concerns.

I commonly work with children and families with the following conditions or diagnoses:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Disruptive behavior problems (not listening, defiance, tantrums, etc.)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Adjustment to changes/stressors

  • School behavior problems

  • Anxiety

  • Difficulty managing emotions (emotion regulation)

  • Parent-child relationship problems

I have extensive training as a certified trainer and therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), one of the most effective therapies for young children with disruptive behavior problems. I use other evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Behavior Management Training (PMTs) to address other concerns.

For more information about PCIT and other therapies please click here.


I am also passionate about infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH), and I currently serve on the board of the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA). I am Endorsed® as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (ECMH-E®) by the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.


In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and spending time exploring all that the Lowcountry has to offer with my husband and three young children.