Last updated: 10/29/2019

James Joseph Murray, LCSW.SAP (732) 866-8740 ext. 0
Last Updated: 10/29/2019
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Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:

My focus is helping individuals reach their highest potential. I believe iam a facilitator in helping them do this.I believe people can make positive changes at any time in their life with the right resources. Iam open to work with various individuals regardless of religious beliefs or racial backgrounds or sexual orientation . We all can learn from each other. I believe  trust is the major ingrediant in fostering positive growth. I have been successful in achieivng this goal for the past 35 years.

Reah out and take a calculated risk in making a more positive life your self and your significant others.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Parenting Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Aging Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Firesetting Forensic Gender Identity Learning Disabilities Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Psychosomatic Runaways Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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James J Murray. MSW. LCSW. SAP
2370 HWY 9 SOUTH
Howell, NJ 07731  

(732) 866-8740 ext. 0

Contact: James J Murray

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 8:00pm
Tue9:00am – 8:00pm
Wed1:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu12:00pm – 8:00pm
Fri8:00am – 1:00pm
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

James J. Murray. MSW.LCSW.SAP
Suite 554, BUILDING E Commonsway
Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08753
(848) 219-4409 ext. 0

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 8:00pm
Tue9:00am – 8:00pm
Wed1:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu12:00pm – 8:00pm
Fri8:00am – 1:00pm
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 3 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours


Years of Experience: 35

NJ - LCSW [44SC00016200]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS)
Dept. of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT-SAP)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Substance Abuse Expert (SAE)
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $125

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Crisis Intervention

AETNA (Medicare PPO) Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
AETNA (Open Choice) GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees
Aetna Behavioral Health Great-West Healthcare
AETNA Health Horizon Behavioral Services
American Postal Workers Union Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon Healthcare)
AmeriChoice Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon Medicare PPO)
AMERIGROUP Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon PPO)
AmeriHealth Comprehensive Major Medical Magellan Behavioral Health
AmeriHealth HMO Oxford Health Plans
AmeriHealth Insurance Company (AmeriHealth Personal Choice) Saint Barnabus System Health Plan
Beacon Health United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Beacon Health Options United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) United HealthCare (Options PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare WellChoice (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Step Families
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Diabetes Immigrants/Refugees Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Suicidal Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Advocacy Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Focusing Geriatric Consultation Holistic Humanistic Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Ericksonian Forensic Evaluation Gestalt Guardian ad Litem Home Study Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Jungian Long-Term Pastoral Therapy Prevention Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Satir Sex Therapy Supervised Visitation Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
Hispanic Irish
African-American Alaskan Native Arabic Armenian Asian Cape Verdean Caribbean Haitian Indian Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)