P. Murray Kast

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
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P. Murray Kast

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today

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Murray Kast
101 FM 3237 Bldg B Ste C
Wimberley, TX 78676
(512) 648-5573

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About

Your story is unique, your experiences unlike ANY other. The process is to find you as you are, and to journey together to where you want to be. My years of work with traumatized and grief-stricken clients and families have brought the conclusion that anxiety, depression, and interpersonal relationships are the barriers to a healthy self, to a meaningful and purposeful life. Determining the causes and our role in these barriers (overwhelming and unduly burdensome at times) will begin to get us unstuck. Circumstances likely have driven you to the point of therapy, but a great opportunity to regain control and find the healthy you.
Life is a sequence of gains and losses. Naturally we seek the favorable effect of gains, but the real opportunity for growth is in our losses, in our struggles, in acknowledging our wounded selves. Growth is the result of searching, discovering and strengthening who you are, of changing your direction in life. Counseling can be instrumental in the process.
Counseling can be as simple as reinvigorating our lives from a pervasive staleness or as complicated as totally restructuring ourselves. Being heard is the key. For you and another to hear aloud what you repeat often in your mind---with honesty---but without fear, or judgments, or embarrassment. It is about true collaboration that will begin to set you free.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $90 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: Texas / 73118
  • School: Texas State University
  • Year Graduated: 2014

P. Murray Kast's Groups

Life After Loss Support Group

Group therapy is often broken into 2 approaches. Educational, which primarily provides information to help members gain general knowledge of their situation. The other approach is Process. In Process, each member openly shares their journey in order to help one another. In the Educational approach, the facilitator plays the central role. With Process, the members do most of the talking, Opening up to strangers sounds scary, but finding yourself with like-minded//situated others relating to your grief, is rewarding. Most groups do some of each but lean one way. The groups I have facilitated have been more Process groups but each serves a purpose.

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Suicide Survivors Support Group

Please read information provided in Life After Loss Grief group section to understand the difference between Educational groups and Process groups. While educational components are included, this Process group is to allow those who have lost a loved one to suicide to share openly and freely with other survivors who have experienced similar devastating emotions. Suicide is extremely difficult to discuss, even to caring loved ones. Suicide is sudden, often violent, leaves survivors confused---hopelessness, anger, guilt, haunting. "Why"? "What could I have done differently"? "Why didn't I see a sign"? The questions are endless. Processing leads to healing.

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Location

Murray Kast
101 FM 3237 Bldg B Ste C
Wimberley, TX 78676
(512) 648-5573

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020
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P. Murray Kast

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC