I am a mental health clinician and pastoral counselor, nationally certified and licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. I hold a B.A. degree in Computer Science from the University of the District of Columbia and a M.S. degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland, now known as Loyola University Maryland. In 2010, I earned a doctorate in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University and Theological Seminary.
I can assist you with any trouble with your family, children, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, workplace stress, depression or anxiety. Perhaps you are preparing for marriage, repairing an important relationship, or considering career options. My clinical specialties are relationships, adolescents and co-occurring disorders using an existential, eclectic and holistic approach. I am a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Certified Anger Management Facilitator, Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Certified Effective Black Parenting Facilitator. I work with individuals, couples, clergy, physicians and other medical professionals, military and first responders.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, reality, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. The aim is transformation by letting go of yesterday and taking action to renew your ways of thinking to achieve a wonderful change in your life tomorrow! It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life, but especially let today be a new beginning
. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie~
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC3005
DC LPC PRC14059
VA LPC 0701004903
Dr. Griffin is kind, patient, compassionate and extremely professional and knowledgeable as he helps me to address my issues. He listens, really hears you, affirms, encourages, and provides you with great affirming and coping skilling. From the beginning, he was a great fit as he made me feel welcomed, comfortable, and provided a safe trusting space for me. He is a great therapist and does know how to challenge and engage you in your efforts to transform and move forward. He is a person of integrity, and genuine authenticity as he interacts with you. You could not ask for a better understanding and patient therapist.
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Jesse for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Like that he listens to me and offer good solutions to problems.
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Jesse for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Griffin was a great help to me on my therapy journey. His insight was both valuable and helpful.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Jesse for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Jesse for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Dr.Griffin is great he understands where you are upon discussions and meets you right there. He doesn’t smother you with messages and chats he is there when you need him and always makes sure to at least check in
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Jesse for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Griffin is an amazing listener and is a very positive influence. He manages to keep the spirits light and is very objective when needed to be. Very compassionate and thoughtful, and shows an obvious care to his patients.
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Jesse for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue