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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, 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
IL LCPC 180.002027
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.
She’s a great listener.
Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Joyce A. for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Dr. Griffin is very loving and compassionate providing Christian-based therapy sessions and homework, as requested.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Joyce A. for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Joyce is absolutely amazing! I feel so connected to her. She understands me and gives me another way to view my situations. Very compassionate! Fun to talk to. I trust her with my life. I've had 3 other therapists in my journey in life and I never felt as safe and comfortable as I do with her. Such a wonderful therapist. I appreciate every word! Thank you for everything ❤️
Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Joyce A. for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Griffin offers a calm and appropriately paced rhythm to her sessions. She has wisdom from life experiences and offers a vast amount of professional experience. I have appreciated her kindness and genuine interest in my journey. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Joyce A. for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Thank you so much for your help!
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Joyce A. for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Dr Griffin has been amazingly helpful for me as I get back on the mental health rails after a rough pandemic experience.
At times my life has felt like a whirlwind - feels like I'm rediscovering my identity a little bit every day, and sometimes it's hard to know which way is up. Dr Griffin has helped me stay anchored, focus on what's important, and get through the erratic swings in anxiety which seem intent on derailing my career or relationship (they're not picky). She has been here for me nearly a year now, shared my excitement through so many good developments in my life, and been a voice of reason when I get caught up in my own thoughts.
Thank you, Dr Griffin! You've made such a difference for me, and I know my life wouldn't be where it is without our conversations.
Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Joyce A. for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd