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Rachel Murdock, MS, LPC (MO), LCPC (KS), LMHC (IA)

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Blue Springs

Beyond the Storm Behavioral Health, LLC



901 West Main Street suite 200, Blue Springs, MO, USA

Rachel Murdock, MS, LPC, LCPC, LMHC is the owner/clinician of a group mental health practice with Beyond the Storm Behavioral Health, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas, and a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in Iowa and is a board approved supervisor for provisionally licensed counselors in Missouri and Kansas. Her practice specializes in mental health counseling for first responders and individuals experiencing anxiety, mood disorders, or post-traumatic stress, and survivors of abuse. Rachel is also a clinician with FRST Midwest, an organization who provides educational programs to promote healthy development following stress and critical incidents experienced by first responders and their families.

Prior to January 2023, Rachel was a Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Victim Services Division, Child Victim Services Unit and held this position for seven months prior to her resignation, which led to her reopening her private practice. From November 4, 2012, to July 3, 2022, she was a Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer (CAFI) in the same unit.

Prior to joining the FBI, Rachel was a forensic interviewer at The Child Advocacy Center, Inc., in Springfield, Missouri. During her career as a forensic interviewer, Rachel conducted almost 3,000 forensic interviews of alleged victims of/or witnesses to an incident. Rachel has studied forensic interviewing, children’s memory and suggestibility, process of disclosure, and trauma responses of victims for over 20 years.

Rachel has testified in state and federal hearings and trials during her career as a fact and/or expert witness. Rachel is an adjunct faculty member with Missouri State University’s Department of Psychology and Southern New Hampshire University's Department of Psychology. She has published on topics such as definitions of child abuse and neglect, the disclosure process in child abuse victims/witnesses, forensic child psychology, dynamics of compliant victimization, internet exploitation, suggestibility and trauma. Her manuscripts all appear in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters and Rachel has presented locally, nationally, and internationally about these topics since 2006.

Insurance Type

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, Superbill, UHC


Pro Bono?

Sliding Scale?

Services Offered 

After hour appointments, Private Entrance, Service to Adults, Service to Children, Service to Families, EMDR

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