About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCPC 180.002027


Reviews

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.

Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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!

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Jan 17, 2024 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

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.

Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I have been in therapy many times but no therapist in the past has the I understanding and concern of Dr.Griffin.

Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She is always helpful, caring, and professional.

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is Awsome

Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months

Dr Griffin has been a wise and appropriate therapist. She is calm and supportive. She is a joy to speak with.

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 7 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

I love Dr. Griffin! She is so loving, easy to talk to, gives good homework, and provides biblical resources!

Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

So good!

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks

Really nice and understanding, very easy to talk to

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 1 year on issues concerning relationship

Very personable. She has an ability to really relate to you.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr Griffin was great to speak to. Managed to get to the problems we have quickly and enabled us to talk through them.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Griffin is wonderful!

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

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!

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, 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 Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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 07, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She listened and was helpful
I look forward to working with her

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr.Griffin was fantastic!!! She is very easy to talk to and does a great job listening and providing useful advice!

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Thank you so much for your help!

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

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 Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 4 months

Amazing. I would definitely recommend!

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 5 months

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.

Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

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

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks

Dr. Griffin is very compassionate and understanding.

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is excellent! She is kind, supportive and fun :)

Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Griffin is awesome and has truly helped us.

Written on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dr Griffin is an amazing counselor. She has incredible experience and has truly helped us. Thanks, Dr Griffin!

Written on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

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