Melanie Griffin

(LCSW)

About Me

No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. Alana Stewart


My name is Melanie Griffin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), practicing in North Carolina (#C11127). I am also licensed and have done extensive work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Connecticut (#007008).
I have been a Therapist/ LCSW for over 12 years and take pride in the fact that I have worked with a diverse population/culture of people.
I received my Master of Social Work (MSW), from Southern CT State University, I also hold a Bachelors (BS) in Public Health.
I have done work in such areas as Forensics, Community Services, Crisis Intervention, Trauma, Mental Health and Addictions, Geriatrics, Adolescent Services and Family Reunification.
I firmly believe in “Meeting the client where they are”. This, I believe has enhanced my role as a truly empathetic therapist and has helped me to understand the importance of Person-Centered Therapy. CBT is another theory which I strongly believe really works in therapy.
I understand that reaching out for help can not only be scary, but for many it still holds a realm of stigma and shame, this is why I am so conscious of the therapist’s role of engaging with their client for the purpose of opening up the gates of trust, empathy and understanding.
If I can help you in anyway, please reach out to me.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #007008 (Expires: 2022-02-28)

LCSW #C011127 (Expires: 2023-10-13)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Mar 27, 2021 after counseling with Melanie for 2 months

Ms. Griffin makes it comfortable to share and allows you to open without judgment.

Written by S.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Ms. Melanie has been a tremendous help in the past 6 weeks. She is extremely warm and kind, quite easy to talk to. She has helped me gain perspective and help challenge myself to reach some of my goals through therapy. I plan on continuing to work with her because of the success thus far.

Written by G.E. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Melanie is a great listener and always presents as empathetic and supportive.

Written by F.A. on Nov 26, 2020 after counseling with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Melanie empathizes and is a great listener!