Behavioral Health

Northwest Pediatric Center offers integrated behavioral health intervention and consultation services within our pediatric primary care practice.  Our onsite Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC), clinical psychologist Dr. Tara Murphy, collaborates 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 on 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 Consultant is 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.