Ms. Murphy was raised in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. She attended Queens University of Charlotte for her undergraduate education and received her bachelor's degree in psychology. Ms. Murphy then earned her master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2018. While working towards her master's degree, she was given the opportunity to assist in the administration of psychological assessments with clients under court mandated assessment for the Department of Social Services. Ms. Murphy is dually licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychological Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate.