Frances Griffis


About me

I am a psychologist with a general practice specializing in the geriatric population. My approach is based on the belief that everyone is always striving to be the best they can be. My job is to help them do that by reflecting and helping them evaluate what they are/have been doing and whether that is working for them. I work with mood disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, end-of-life issues, and adapting to life changes. Using a client-centered, cognitive behavioral modality, I provide a warm, empathic place in which it is safe to express oneself without judgment.

I have been practicing at the doctoral level for 25 years, and worked with a Master of Counseling Psychology for9 years before that. I am licensed in Florida and Vermont.

I have a postdoctoral Masters in Psychopharmacology and can discuss medication with you. I cannot prescribe and I do not push clients into taking medication. If you are already taking medication, I can help you understand why your physician prescribed it, how best to take it, how to talk to your physician about it, and can consult with your physician to ensure you are taking the optimal medication at the best dosage for you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


FL Psychologist PY5664

VT Psychologist 048.0069422


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Frances Griffis. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Frances for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Frances is amazing. She has really helped me.

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Frances for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Frances is a great help. I look forward to our meetings and I always get something beneficial out of the time we spend together online.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Frances for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is very understanding

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Frances for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She is amazing! Love her ❤️

Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Frances for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Frances is insightful and helpful. I appreciate her ability to listen to my issues, and her excellent ability to help me identify the problem(s), and work on concrete solutions.

Work with me!