MJ Murray Vachon LSCW
MJ Murray Vachon LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and certified EMDR therapist. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families for 36 years. MJ treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, life transitions, grief, parenting, couple issues, and emotional regulation.
MJ incorporates tools from many theoretical models, including family systems, cognitive behavioral, psychosocial developmental, attachment, person centered, and psychodynamic in her work with clients. She also utilizes information from neuroscience, and brings to her practice a unique blend of clinical and mental wellness expertise, She tailors therapy to the specific needs of her clients. Her warmth, wisdom, and practicality help her clients define, navigate, and move beyond the challenges they bring to therapy.
In 1993, her clinical work led her to create a Mental Wellness Program called Inner Challenge. Listen to Season 1 under the Inner Challenge tab or on Spotify. Inner Challenge helps people understand what mental wellness is and in fun and practical ways teaches specific skills sets that help cultivate mental wellness. Inner Challenge was part of a junior high curriculum for 23 years, and a class for freshmen students who play football at the University of Notre Dame, as well as many workshops for business and community organizations.
In 2011, MJ was awarded Social Worker of the year for Region 2 in the State of Indiana.