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Dr. Joyce A. Griffin, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
Video Phone Messaging

About me

My approach to counseling is often didactic and is solution oriented. It is my opinion that clients come to counseling because they can not 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 ask clients to join me in making a sort of treatment plan, and we work together on problem-solving. I periodically consult with trusted professional colleagues on a confidential bases, who practice outside of our local area.
It is not my style to see what others have reported about their own work. I march to my own drummer and do what I believe is right in each situation. It’s fine with me if I am the only one doing it the way I do it.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, First Responder Issues, Hearing Impaired, Infidelity, Jealousy, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Phobias

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

IL LCPC 180.002027

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Joyce A. Griffin. 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.

I love working with Joyce. She encourages and supports without pressuring. She gives me assignments and has helped so much with my spirituality. I struggle heavily with OCD/anxiety, I am also a sober addict and I would say I have anger to work on. Joyce offers so many suggestions and tools. She is great!! She is incredibly kind, and her kindness is sincere. She means a lot to me!

Written on Jul 08, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Highly recommend!

Written on May 08, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Best therapist I’ve ever had!

Written on Apr 13, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Patient. Understands my issues and thought process. Absolutely recommend.

Written on Apr 11, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Griffin is great to work with. I always look forward to talking to her. She provides keen insight, and is willing to work within my framework of beliefs, assigning me Bible readings along with the typical mental health exercises. She always answers messages within a day. Dr. Griffin is truly a blessing!

Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Griffin is a great therapist. She listens to you and understands your needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a therapist.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties