Joel Murphy, and his brother Erik, are second generation owners of Murphy & Associates, an IT & Business Consulting firm located in Kirkland, Washington. Murphy & Associates has roughly 250 consultants working at twenty different clients in the Seattle area. The company won the Seattle Times / NWJobs.com People’s Choice award for “Favorite Eastside Small Company” multiple years in a row.
Joel graduated from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in 2004 with a MA in Counseling after starting classwork there in 1998, the second year of the school’s existence. He received his Bachelor Degree in English from Wesleyan University in CT. Upon graduation from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Joel worked at Bellevue Community Services, a privately held clinic that offers mental health services to the Eastside suburbs of Seattle. In 2009, Joel and his family moved to Naperville IL where he opened a private counseling practice and took on a decreased role at Murphy & Associates. He is currently enrolled in the Jungian Psychotherapy Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, and also teaches / trains churches and para-churches on the integration of psychology, spirituality, and mission.
Joel is married to Jennifer Murphy, who serves as the small groups Director at the Naperville Downtown campus of Community Christian Church. They have two daughters, a high schooler at Naperville North and a freshman at Yale University.