Deja Murrain is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Master Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC- M) based in the New York City Metro Area. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the City College of New York and an MSW from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work.
Deja is intentional about uplifting marginalized voices by providing a safe space for growth, development, and healing as an ally for effective coping skills and strategies. She believes that introducing a culturally affirming approach will help empower clients to walk into their best self with courage, compassion, awareness, and a renewed sense of resiliency. Her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, grief and loss, body positivity, addiction, adjustment issues, anger management, domestic violence, life transitions, relationships, racial issues, women’s issues, perinatal support, and premarital counseling.
In her practice, Deja utilizes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative framework, and a holistic and humanistic approach during sessions. As well as being committed to helping her clients reclaim their joy and find their peace with a greater sense of self one step at a time, she also is passionate about her deep belief in guiding and supporting her client’s individual needs through collaboration to ensure a custom made path in the therapeutic environment.