I continue to work with many teens in my private practice. I am extremely comfortable with them, and they know it. I have 4 children, a mix of biological and adopted, and have had two foster children in my home. So I have rich and varied personal experiences. My counseling approaches are still didactic and solution oriented, with lots of CBT. I still, however, may use other approaches, as needed in a particular situation. I LISTEN, because may teens do not believe they area heard. Teens are also likely to have a homework assignment, and I am amazed at how invested they often become in their own treatment. I love to watch them learn and test new skills.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma, Abuse
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 , Read more...
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 Teen Counseling might be different.
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!
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.
I like how she relates my situation to her own situations she has experienced. I believe it’s best when your therapist has been down the road you’re going through. This way you personally feel a connection because if she made it, I know I can too.
I have been in therapy many times but no therapist in the past has the I understanding and concern of Dr.Griffin.
She is always helpful, caring, and professional.
She is Awsome
Dr Griffin has been a wise and appropriate therapist. She is calm and supportive. She is a joy to speak with.
I love Dr. Griffin! She is so loving, easy to talk to, gives good homework, and provides biblical resources!
Really nice and understanding, very easy to talk to
Very personable. She has an ability to really relate to you.
Dr Griffin was great to speak to. Managed to get to the problems we have quickly and enabled us to talk through them.
Dr. Griffin is wonderful!
Love Dr. Griffin! She gives amazing advice and I feel like she is able to spot my biggest concerns right off the bat… sometimes before I am even able to spot them. Great therapist!
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 ❤️
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.
She listened and was helpful
I look forward to working with her
Dr.Griffin was fantastic!!! She is very easy to talk to and does a great job listening and providing useful advice!
Thank you so much for your help!
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.
Amazing. I would definitely recommend!
Dr. Griffin is a great match for me and I feel blessed that she "chose" me. I appreciate her experience, compassion, insight and penetrating questions. I highly value her Christian perspective and her prayers. I feel I have steadily moved toward my goals. God is not done with me yet - even in my "senior" years there is still room for progress.
Dr. Griffin makes me feel heard and empowers me to find it within myself to achieve my goals. She is very easy to talk to and makes herself as available as possible. I would strongly encourage anyone in need of therapy to give Dr. Griffin a try
Dr. Griffin is very compassionate and understanding.
She is excellent! She is kind, supportive and fun :)
Dr. Griffin is awesome and has truly helped us.
Dr. Griffin is awesome! She is so kind, caring, and you can tell she really wants to know her patient. I always look forward to our sessions.
Dr Griffin is an amazing counselor. She has incredible experience and has truly helped us. Thanks, Dr Griffin!
Dr Griffin is WONDERFUL. She’s very easy to speak with and a great listener. When she speaks, I feel she brings her experience into the conversation and I find that helpful.
I found Dr. Griffin through my company’s program, and I’m writing this review because I’m hoping it helps you find her too. Dr. Griffin is amazing and she’s the bright light to my week. From my first conversation with Dr. Griffin, I really felt she cared about getting to know me. Speaking with her is so easy; she’s kind, compassionate and really listens to understand my story and journey. Dr. Griffin is helping me build upon myself to get through this rough patch in my life and I highly recommend her.