I help accomplished professionals create balance and find fulfillment.


Other people would describe you as ambitious, driven, and successful.

People who know you see that you've got a strong work ethic, you're a go-getter who can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Sometimes you actually believe it's true, and you've got a lot to show for it.

Aside from your personal and professional success you've done a lot to become the best version of yourself.

You know a thing or two about personal development: You've read self-help books, you listen to inspirational and educational podcasts, maybe even gone to therapy.

And yet, for whatever reason, you still feel stuck.

Sure, from the outside your life seems picture perfect. But on the inside, you feel uneasy, unsatisfied and totally drained...

You wonder why you feel so unfulfilled when you're doing everything right.

Truth is, we live in a world where achievements are celebrated, but no one talks about the cost of success. And it can come with a hefty price tag.

There's always "just one more thing" on your to do list, and you end up feeling guilty when you're doing something that's not productive.

Your inner critic lurks around every corner, so if you can't do it perfectly you won't do it at all because, let's be honest, even a hint of failure makes you feel like a fraud.

And sometimes you wonder where other people's expectations end and your own desires begin.

You don't have to settle for the never-ending cycle of overthinking and exhaustion. It's time to free yourself from caring about what other people think so that you can actually enjoy the life you've worked so hard to create.

If you're in Cincinnati and struggling with feelings of anxiety and self-doubt or stressed to the point of burnout I can help.


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“I’m always on the go, hustling, getting things done, and that’s the way I’ve lived my life. Constantly stressing and thinking I need to be doing, accomplishing, achieving something in order to feel worthy and successful.”

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“All I do is work, non-stop, every-day. And even when I’m not at work I can’t relax. What I didn’t realize was that I’m sacrificing everything else in the process, most importantly, my peace of mind.”

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“I wish getting better was as easy as it sounds. Other people keep telling me to just get over it. I’m a smart person, if it was just that simple, I think I would have done that already. But instead I’m stuck in the same vicious cycle.”

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“I’m tired of being stuck in survival mode. I don’t just want a band-aid for my problems. I want to feel better and experience real change.”

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Allow me to introduce myself,

I’m Libby Murdoch, counselor, trainer, published author, recovering perfectionist, & therapist in Cincinnati. I specialize in areas of neuroscience including resilience, relationships, self-care, and trauma. I’m not your typical counselor in Cincinnati, I believe in using treatment approaches based on brain science, including EMDR, and I have a passion for empowering people just like you to change their lives!

And as someone who has been on both sides of the therapist’s couch, I’m here to tell you, you’re not broken, and there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. Truth is, you have all that you need to heal inside of you, and together, we will use the wisdom of your brain and body to help you create the change you’ve been looking for!

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Your time is your most valuable asset! Don’t waste it with providers who won’t return your call or make the process of counseling feel like another chore to check off your to-do list. Be choosey about your therapist!

At Brain Based Counseling & Consulting we make getting the support you need easier than ever before. We offer convenient online scheduling, a secure online client portal for payments and paperwork, direct access to communicate with your counselor, and remote counseling via a HIPAA compliant video platform.

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Libby Murdoch is an exceptional speaker researcher and clinician. Her work makes complex brain function simple to understand. Her enthusiasm is highly contagious. -Barb Laidlaw, LCPC


If you’re like me, you’re passionate about learning and you’re looking for training that helps you learn what’s on the cutting edge of brain science and trauma responsive care. You’re also looking for training that provides you with tools and interventions so that you can apply your new learning and help your clients thrive! Then you’ll want to learn more about our empowering, educational and entertaining training offerings.

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Your clients are counting on you to help them find relief and you want to offer them the best care possible. Which means you need a consultant you can rely on to help you develop a plan so that you can feel confident about how to approach complex cases and overcome roadblocks to client progress. Learn more about opportunities for consultation, including EMDR consultation.

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