Rebecca Murray is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner for over 30 years who specializes in the Integrative Approach to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of medical problems.
After graduating from Columbia University and spending 12 years in critical care medicine, observing first hand the ravages of chronic disease states that could have been prevented, she decided to obtain her Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in order to allow her the autonomy to practice preventative medicine. Her areas of focus and specialty include: Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance, obesity/weight management, evaluation/management and prevention of diabetes (area of certification), hormonal imbalances/PCOS, risk reduction of estrogen-related cancers, and medical nutrition therapy for multiple health related problems.
Currently she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at Yale University (Adjunct Faculty), and the medical director for Ward-Murray Healthcare and Consulting and Nutrition Consultant for Groton Public Schools Food Services. Her private practice is located in Groton, CT where she specializes in Holistic and Integrative Medicine. Rebecca has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals (including the Continuing Education Units program on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) for a Nurse Practitioner journal), and serves on local, regional, and state-wide task forces focusing on the growing epidemic of childhood and adult obesity. She also focuses on the use of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic health problems.
Giving presentations both locally and nationally at professional conferences on the use of nutritional approaches to the prevention and treatment of numerous chronic health conditions, Rebecca views herself as a “perpetual student,” – every day she learns information that can help her optimize patients’ health.
Call Rebecca to discuss local or long-distance consulting especially for women who need help with PCOS, infertility, pregnancy loss and hormonal imbalances,
BS, Nursing 1972 – 1974
Yale University attended Post Graduate Course in Pharmacology
“Are you intentionally tracking your life?” -Rusty Ward
Holistic: characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
Holistic Medicine: characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
Pastoral care-giving in a holistic medical context involves four distinct but integrated areas:
- Biological / Physical
- Psychological / Emotional
- Social (spousal/significant relationships, family, friends, work, community, etc.)
When our physical being sustains an impairment or loss of function, particularly one that is significant or long term, the other areas of our being become adversely affected. My goal is to work with you in those other areas through a personalized, integrated approach centered on bringing lasting change, healing and wellbeing to your life.
Some of the methods through which we can we can accomplish this include:
- Identify particular areas in need of attention and care-giving.
- Identify embedded coping strategies and mechanisms currently in use and determine which are helping and which are hindering progress.
- Identify and work to reduce or eliminate acute and chronic stress, toxic emotions, and unhealthy thought patterns.
- Increase self-awareness and self-knowledge.
- Develop intentional self-care strategies that properly address your specific needs.
These strategies can be expanded to help you successfully incorporate the recommendations of the Ward/Murray Healthcare Team into your life, as well as Comprehensive Life Assessment, Planning and Coaching.
Rev. Franklyn Ward is an ordained clergy with The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Inc., and formerly commissioned as a Chaplain and Crisis Counselor with The American Baptist Churches, Inc. He holds an M.Div. in Theology, a B.A. in Chaplaincy and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He has served as a church pastor and chaplain, and is also a retired police executive with an extensive background in personal and professional leadership and organizational procedures.
Professional Certifications include an Accreditation in Clinical Pastoral Education (Level I Internship completed at UNC Hospitals), Spiritual Leadership (Spiritual Formation and Direction), and Restorative Therapy. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
He has specialized training and experience in such areas as Grief and Bereavement Counseling, Life-Planning and Coaching, Collaborative Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Family & Human Relations, Critical Incident Stress Management, Crisis Resolution, Suicide Intervention and Prevention, and Counseling for First Responders. He has served as a Member and Advisor to Local, Regional and State Boards and Agencies in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Rehabilitation.
Rusty can be reached at WardChristianCounseling@gmail.com or by calling 843.831.0670
Megan Ward-Murray CHC, CSN
As a health coach, Megan specializes in holistic nutrition. Taking an integrative approach to dietary needs, she works with individuals and families to effect lifestyle changes. Helping clients make and implement empowered food choices, she tailors individualized wellness programs to meet their needs and to compliment their lifestyle.
As a mother of two young children, Megan not only recognizes the importance of planning for and sustaining a healthy pregnancy through diet, but also how it is imperative to encourage children to develop healthy eating habits of their own. Knowing the important role that nutritious food plays in our lives, Megan is passionate about preventing illness and disease, reducing chronic inflammation and pain, and managing autoimmune diseases through a healthy lifestyle.
Areas of additional certification and interest for Megan is weight loss and management, food allergies and sensitivities, diet in relation to children with special needs, and nutrition for school age children.