As with counseling in general my approach to couples counseling is often didactic and is solution oriented. It is my opinion that clients come to counseling because they cannot figure out what to do. So “teaching counseling” offers them new skills to use in their situation, as well as ideas to assist in coping in their world. I am somewhat eclectic in my approaches, realizing that everyone is unique, and one size does NOT fit all. I find a Cognitive Behavioral approach often encourages clients to set their own solution-focused path. I give feedback and assign homework tasks.
I have something special I add for couples. For a few years, I went back and forth to England to do counselor training for Scotland Yard, London Metropolitan Police. During this period, I spent quite a bit of time with a couple who taught me so much. He was a former Catholic Priest, and she, a nun in his church. They fell in love and married, giving up everything for each other. They worked harder than anyone I’ve ever known to make their marriage the best it could be. Together, we made an outline. And I use it often. It involves weekly Polish Your Marriage Meetings. It works!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180.002027 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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She listened and was helpful
I look forward to working with her
Dr.Griffin was fantastic!!! She is very easy to talk to and does a great job listening and providing useful advice!
Dr. Griffin is awesome and has truly helped us.
Dr Griffin is an amazing counselor. She has incredible experience and has truly helped us. Thanks, Dr Griffin!
Dr Griffin is WONDERFUL. She’s very easy to speak with and a great listener. When she speaks, I feel she brings her experience into the conversation and I find that helpful.