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Geraldine “Geri” Murphy, PhD

Title: 1) Certified Hypnotherapist; 2) Educational/Organizational Psychologist; 3) Licensed Real Estate Broker
Company: 1) MetaMind Group, LLC; 2) Murphy & Associates Educational Consultants; 3) Murphy & Associates Realty Group
Location: Lafayette, California, United States

Geraldine “Geri” Murphy, PhD, certified hypnotherapist at MetaMind Group, LLC, educational/organizational psychologist at Murphy & Associates Educational Consultants, and real estate broker at Murphy & Associates Realty Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy, real estate, and therapeutic practices.

Dr. Murphy has found much success as a highly accomplished educational/organizational psychologist, coach, consultant, a skilled certified hypnotherapist, a real estate broker, and a real estate investor. Her academic journey began at the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in English followed by a Master of Science in educational psychology with secondary teaching and Pupil Personnel Services credentials. She furthered her expertise with a Doctor of Philosophy in organizational psychology from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Murphy accumulated an impressive array of certifications, including the certified distressed property expert and certified probate real estate specialist from the Charfin Institute and MITI Education, respectively. Additionally, she holds the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, is a certified residential specialist, and possesses certifications in hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, trauma counseling, ADHD clinical services, and autism spectrum disorder clinical specialization.

After over 20 years of exemplary service in public education as a school psychologist, licensed educational psychologist, and an administrator at both district and county levels, Dr. Murphy has been the driving force behind Murphy & Associates Educational Consultants, where she has served as a licensed educational psychologist and certified hypnotherapist since 2000. In this capacity, she and her team have worked with school districts to improve their organizational structures, develop more effective channels of communication internally and externally, and address special education compliance issues while successfully writing more than $4 million in grants. Simultaneously, she has made significant strides in the real estate industry, having secured her real estate license in 1999 and her broker license in 2010. Over the past years, she has refined her skills as a certified hypnotherapist/licensed NLP practitioner and incorporated them into her trauma-informed integrated therapeutic approaches with clients. She is also a highly effective executive business coach/consultant, drawing upon her years of training and experience as a business owner, entrepreneur, and organizational consultant. Driven by a profound sense of civic responsibility, Dr. Murphy is a member and supporter of organizations, such as Rotary International and Mediators Beyond Borders, that are dedicated on improving the world in the present and the future.

At age 27, Dr. Murphy was presented with the Certificate of Valor by the State of California for single-handedly thwarting an armed robbery. As the director of student services and bilingual education for Banning Unified School District, she recruited and hired the first Hmong credentialed teacher in California to assist in serving the growing Hmong community in addition to writing the district’s first grant to obtain supplemental educational program funding for the Laotian and Hmong communities. While serving as the director of special education and student services for the Santa Barbara schools, she initiated a number of highly successful programs for students with exceptional needs, including some of the first full-inclusion programs in the state and pilot programs for high-risk youth. In light of her ongoing collaboration with the Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation to design and implement a transition school-to-work program named the Bridges program, she was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the Santa Barbara Private Industry Council. Looking forward, Dr. Murphy envisions expanding her positive influence and continuing to make a difference in people’s lives while furthering her commitment to humanitarian causes. 

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