Behavioral Health

Northwest Pediatric Center offers integrated behavioral health intervention and consultation services within our pediatric primary care practice.  Our onsite Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs), clinical psychologist Dr. Tara Murphy and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Beth Keating, collaborate with our primary care providers in an effort to address physical, developmental, social, behavioral and emotional needs.  This integrated model acknowledges the role of behavior in medical care and the importance of mental health care in physical well-being.

Physical, emotional, social and spiritual health are deeply intertwined.  In order to provide the best quality of care to your child, we coordinate both within our practice and with community providers to address these unique components impacting each patient.  Our Behavioral Health Consultants are available to address a wide variety of emotional and behavioral issues including:

  • parenting challenges
  • coping with various stressors(family, peers, school, divorce, loss)
  • ADHD
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • family conflict
  • sleep issues

About Dr. Murphy

Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of Southern California in 1997 with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.  She worked in community mental health with at risk youth and families in the Los Angeles area while completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2002 with an emphasis in multicultural community mental health.  Up until 2014 she continued to work with community mental health  with children, adolescents and families, providing therapy, assessment, advocacy and crisis intervention services.  She then moved back to the Pacific Northwest and has since worked with King County Juvenile Court and with military families at Madigan Army Medical Center before joining the Northwest Pediatrics team in 2017.  Dr. Murphy grew up in the Pacific Northwest and loves the outdoors, including running, hiking and horseback riding.

About Beth Keating, MA, LMHC

Beth graduated from Marylhurst University in Oregon in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy Counseling.  Since graduation, she has worked in community behavioral health agencies as well as in a medical practice working with children, adolescents, and families, doing group and individual therapy, family therapy, assessments, and crisis intervention services. Beth has enjoyed working with kids since she started volunteering at summer camps when she was 11 years old.  She loves being able to help kids be happier and emotionally healthier so they can be as silly and goofy as she can be!   

Beth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Washington’s Department of Health and is a Child Mental Health Specialist.   Although she grew up in Arizone, Beth fell in love with Pacific Northwest after moving here in 2002. When she is not at work, she can be found playing with or snuggling with her cat, Ruby.  Otherwise, she loves to be outside  sitting in a yard reading, hiking a forest trail, kayaking up a river, or camping next to a lake. She is also a Tiny House travel trailer enthusiast.