Hello, my name is Dr. Julie Griffin and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Indiana and have 18 years of experience. I earned my under graduate degree and my Masters in clinical/counseling psychology at the University of Louisville. My masters program specialized with adults, forensics and a multitude of clinical disorders. I completed my Doctorate in Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and this is where I broadened my focus to include Children, Adolescents, and Families. I became certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and worked in-home with Autistic and Developmentally Delayed children and teens. I have worked in group homes, private practice, schools, prisons, hospitals and community mental health facilities that included: adults, family, children/teens, substance abuse treatment programs, anger management, family reunification and parenting classes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapeutic approach is strength based with a multitude of therapeutic techniques that are guided and individualized to the needs of my clients. I have extensive trainings in trauma, substance abuse, cognitive behavioral therapy, family and play therapy. I believe mental health therapy helps the client find a balance between their mind, body, emotional and social factors in their life, so that they can function at their highest potential. I enjoy arts and crafts, games, and Legos. I especially love animals and have utilized several therapeutic animals in my work. I am amazed regularly with how intuitive animals can be and their ability to provide therapeutic relief.
I genuinely enjoy what I do and feel privileged to learn about human nature daily and to have clients that are willing to share not only their struggles but also their triumphs in session. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I want you to know that I am here for any support I can provide. I hope to earn the right to hear your story and look forward to working with you soon!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IN LMHC 39002871A
She's amazing. Open-minded, no judgemnet or passive opinions. She's just exactly what I meet right now, and I'm grateful.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and parenting issues
Dr Griffin has been wonderful to work with. I was ashamed to ask for help, but she’s been non judgemental and very helpful in working through my problems. I would recommend her in a heartbeat
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders