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Melanie Griffin, LCSW

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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.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

CT LCSW 007008

NC LCSW C011127


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melanie 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 has been a wonderful therapist.

Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

She listens so well and make you feel absolutely comfortable! Like talking to an actual human being and that's rare to find in therapist! Melanie is amazing!

Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Great listener and advice giver.

Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melanie is an excellent therapist. She listens to my concerns, truly understands and hears me, challenges me to think in a new perspective, always asks thought provoking questions, and what I really love is that when I ask her a question rather than give me her opinion based answer, she will ask me questions that lead me to figuring out the answer on my own. I feel safe and welcomed with her, she allows me to be myself, which is what I require from my therapist.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Melanie has a lot of experience, she's genuinely caring, has a sense of humor and easily relates. I quickly felt assured that she really cared about my issues and offered practical advice. I believe she enjoys helping people and Im so happy I found her.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

She does a fine job very professional and very helpful and just a all around good person she has already helped me out with only two sessions

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues