Ava Griffiths

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have been in the field since obtaining my Masters degree from New York University, in 2001. I have worked primarily with children and adolescents and Adults, living with mental health and or other social stressors. I have also received a 3 year Post masters certificate in Clinical implications when working with Children Adolescents and families. In my experience, I have also worked with ones who deal with depression, anxiety, self esteem, borderline personality disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Relationship issues, parenting issues and overall enhancing ones self perception.

My general stance is that everyone wants to be heard, loved, accepted and not judged for their thoughts and feelings. In therapy, that is my primary goal, by providing the safe and judgement free space, to share and explore those underlying thoughts and feelings, that cause unrest or angst within ones soul. I look beyond what is presented at the surface, and might explore environment, spiritual, and relationships. I am also a Certified Holistic Doula, with ability for full spectrum service, however, current focus is on PostPartum care; I am a moon worshiper, and crystal lover who uses crystal as part of my healing practice and in general, understand the metaphysical elements which make us human, and our connection to the universe. Catch me on any given day, by a river, giving offerings to Gaia, walking barefooted in the grass and out in the moonlight with crystals, chanting with gratitude. Weird, right? But it works for me to keep me grounded. Let explore what works for you, to bring you back to self and equilibrium, that the universe intended.

I look forward to being a part of that journey, and seeing you thru the process towards your end goal. I am honest, direct, yet mindful of where you are in your process. If you seek a neutral voice, then I am here, however, if you seek to be told, only what you want to hear, we might not be a good fit. Let's get this work started!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #CSW004521 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ava really takes her time to access what is going on to provide the best solution and allows you to think of different ways to handle situations! I am so grateful that I am matched with her! Thanks for all you have done so far in my journey!

Written by A.D. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks

Ava is extremely friendly and helpful and is a joy to talk with. She has helped me overcome a good few issues that I’m facing and I look forward to our sessions together.

Written by S.U. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Ava for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Ava has been working with me for a while now and she has really helped me work on my assertiveness and focussing on the right behaviours for a positive life. I feel happier, healthier and more in tune with myself since working with Ava

Written by J.U. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Ava for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ava is above and beyond an exceptional therapist who takes time to know her clients. She makes time regardless of the hour/day, is there in times of need and is by far the best I’ve come across

Written by N.O. on Dec 31, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 10 months

Ava is a nice person. She knows a lot, but she is wise enough and patient enough to let me figure it out.

Written by N.U. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

My experience with Ms. Griffiths has been great. I do feel like she gets me and her feedback is always spot on. My anxiety has gone down significantly since I started working with her. She's amazing.

Written by R.U. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 3 weeks on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ava is great, she gives you great advice and ideas.

Written by E.M. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ava's lovely, very down to earth and honest. Wish I could speak to her more!

Written by T.I. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ms. Griffiths has helped me so much in a short amount of time. Having a kind & wise sounding board to be able to bounce my thoughts, feelings, and fears off of really helped me through some big things in my life. From the first call I could tell that she was the real deal and I'm so glad we clicked for a therapeutic relationship.

Written by R.A. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ava was a great help to me. She supported me through a transition period in my life and also helped me work through some issues that I have been facing with a parent. She is very frank but also listens and reads with a keen and empathetic ear. I appreciated having a counselor of similar racial and ethnic background to me as she had insight into the particulars of my family dynamics and past experiences. I am happy with my experience with her.

Written by S.Y. on Jul 22, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I appreciate Ava for always be there whenever I feel like falling apart.

Written by J.A. on Jun 08, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ava is not only a great counselor but a great person. She really helped me figure out a lot of things when I needed it the most. She is a great listener and always checks in to see how I am doing even on weekends! I honestly can't thank her enough for all the support and help she has given me!

Written by R.O. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 5 months

Ava is has a positive compassionate attitude. She is a good listener and understands the root of the problems fairly easily. Highly recommended.

Written by V.A. on Jan 04, 2019 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ava is a great resource for when I feel down and emotional. I have been mostly texting her for now, but she would always answer to my texts and give me some points for reflection.

Written by K.R. on Nov 13, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 3 months

Ava is an awesome counselor, she makes you feel like more of a friend than a client. She's so easy to talk to, I would recommend Ava to anyone who is thinking about trying counseling, great experience.

Written by W.I. on Nov 01, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 1 week on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Ava is literally the best thing to ever happen to me. She has help me navigate what I thought were impossible obstacle with my marriage and life in general. If you are looking for a straight talking woman to help you sort “life” out Ava is the one. Cannot speak highly enough of her.

Written by L.I. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ava is very insightful. After only a few exchanges and one conversation she was able to help me identify some of the issues I was having and suggest some strategies to help deal with them.

Written by M.A. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ava is amazing, understanding and nonjudgmental. Everything you’d want in a therapist.

Written by S.A. on Oct 07, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ava is absolutely amazing to deal with. She listens and gives our advice when needed. She responds so quickly especially with the time difference for me as I live in a different country. She is always willing to have calls to see how you are going and sends messages to check up on you. It has been nothing but a pleasure having Ava as my counselor.

Written by S.A. on Sep 24, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Ms. Griffiths was of great help. I felt stuck and now I feel I have options.

Written by J.U. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Ava has really helped me to understand what I was dealing with, get a better understanding and how to deal with it in a timely manor. Ava understood my situation right away and was there to support. She has helped me get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself in areas I dismissed or ignored in my life. And the results are positive and effective as I continue to grow in my everyday life.

Written by B.O. on Aug 12, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and career

She is extremely easy to talk to and accepting and encouraging.

Written by A.M. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

Ava’s been great so far! She responds quickly, offers perceptive insight for why you may feel the way that you do, and is very supportive. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by A.N. on Jul 26, 2018 after counseling with Ava for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, grief, and self esteem

She is excellent. Offered me appropriate resources as I needed them and helped me perceive things in a way that I could not have on my own. I've really appreciated being able to speak to her during quite an emotionally charged point in my life. She is honest and respectful, and has worked really well with me! Thank you Ava!