Jeffrey Murrah is a professional counselor and amateur historian whose books have a world-wide audience.
Jeff has been working with families and couples for over 30 years. During that time, he has worked with a wide variety of problems and family circumstances. He is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. This wide array of licenses and training has provided him with a full grasp of the complex problems facing people and families. His experience includes dealing Parent Alienation Syndrome, and expert witness on family and mental health matters
Prior to going into private practice as a counselor, he worked in many psychiatric and medical/surgical hospitals in the Houston area (Deer Park Hospital, Gulf Coast Hospital, Baytown Hospital, Bellaire Hospital, and Cypress Creek Hospital). He has also worked with chemical dependency treatment (The Shoulder) and homeless shelter facilities (Star of Hope)..
His experience in dealing with family problems and teens has helped his clients directly and many others world wide through his articles, hubpages (at hubpages.com) , and media appearances on Wall Street Journal radio program, His articles have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Larry Elder Show, Pasadena Citizen, Chefs.com, Livestrong, Pepperdine University, PioneerThinking.com, kidsmakingchange.com. communigate.co.uk,thesavvyhomemaker.com, Southern Patriot, helprelationship.net,Chicago Sun Times, Comberland Community Schools (Cumberland, R.I.) and Plaza Lima Sur Magazine. Requests for his articles have come from Australia, Europe and across the United States. He was also contacted twice by the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) along with YourTango.com for his work with couples dealing with affairs.
Specialties:Working with couples dealing with affairs and addictive behaviors. My experiences include extensive experience in dealing with these issues from a Christian counseling perspective along with a wide variety of addictions, from alcohol, chemicals and drugs to sexual and gambling addictions.
As a marriage and family therapist, Jeff has effectively dealt with a wide variety of issues from a cross section of the populations he has served. Those experiences have allowed him to approach many of the complex problems families face from his hands-on experiences along with an extensive book knowledge.
His current focus is helping couples who are dealing with infidelity. He presently works with others in joint ventures addressing this issue which impacts many families.
He has taken his knowledge gained through experience and used technology to benefit others. He has been in the forefront of innovation and creative approaches to therapy. His articles, columns and e-books, and hubpages addressing the issues of concern to families and parents have been well-received to audiences world-wide. In 2010, he was selected for inclusion in the "Counseling Courier's Marriage Counselor Hall of Fame" as being one of the top 15 counselors.
Jeff is also a public speaker addressing topics of concern to families and couples. He was a speaker at the 37th Texas Association of Marriage ( http://www.tamft.org/associations/3782/files/2011PrintableScedule.pdf ) and Family Therapy on "New Technology and the Paradigm Shift to Global Marketing" and presented several times at Parent University (a program of the Pasadena Independent School District).
He enjoys writing and history, speaking on historic and cultural topics to a cross-section off groups and churches. He has presented at the Houston Civil War Roundtable, Sons of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Chapel Hill Historic Group, and Pasadena Public Library.
2002 Summerfield G. Roberts Award for the Best Book on Texas and Texans during the Civil War
2007 Presidio La Bahia Award for the Best Book on Spanish Colonial Texas
Commissioned an Admiral by Governor Rick Perry
Award for work at Star of Hope Homeless Shelter