About Janys

Janys M. Murphy Rising is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, Washington with over seventeen years of experience. Her counseling modalities include Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She has extensive experience with The Enneagram which supports clients and students to understanding internal motivations and teaches in small group settings. Janys also has knowledge about Ayurveda, astrology, the tarot, and shamanic practices for healing. Janys is committed to teaching clients to deepen knowledge about patterns in your life that support you in being spontaneous, in the here and now, and learning through the counseling relationship to be the person you were born to be.


Dr. Murphy Rising’s credentials include a Doctorate in Counselor Education (Ph.D.), a Mental Health Counselor License, (LMHC), Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP), and Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS). She is also a qualified Clinical Supervisor of post-masters’ candidates in pursuit of licensing. She has over a decade of experience teaching graduate level counselors and currently is an Associate Professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.


Janys works with concerns such as adolescent transitions, developmental trauma, substance use, eating disorders—including binge eating (informed by intuitive eating and Healthy at Any Size), depression, anxiety, grief, and loss—spirituality and life transitions, codependency, gifted adults and children, and chronic illness. 


Janys is a dynamic public speaker and is happy to be approached for speaking engagements. Some specialty topics include working with adolescents with co-occurring disorders, motivational interviewing and clinical supervision, the enneagram and addiction, yoga and compassion fatigue (her dissertation topic), and working with adolescent trauma and healing.

In her spare time, Janys enjoys gardening, practicing German, yoga, being outdoors, and spending time with her spouse and her cats.