My name is Beth Griffith. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Spiritual Director. I earned a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1992 and hold Clinical Social Worker licenses in the States of Washington and Indiana.
I am certified in Lifespan Integration and have training and experience in Crisis Response. I currently see clients via Telehealth, which allows you to participate in therapy from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. I recognize that each individual has unique needs, and as your therapist will seek to meet you in the ways that best support your individual concerns and specific goals for therapy. I have extensive experience with individual and couples seeking help with depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, and relationship concerns.
Lifespan Integration is, “a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing” (see: www.lifespanintegration.com). LI significantly decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety, improves emotion regulation, and heals the body and mind from trauma. LI also helps us gain self-love and compassion and repairs attachment.
I particularly enjoy sitting with women and men seeking to better cope with life’s challenges. Challenges that can leave us lost in pain, loneliness, confusion, anxiety, and despair. This often lands in a lost a sense of direction and/or purpose in life. When our stories include trauma and loss that have not been processed, the normal challenges of life can become even more difficult to navigate. Whether from relationship changes, job shifts, or other forms of trauma and loss, we all need to grieve and integrate what has been left behind and learn how to move into what lies ahead. In both positive and difficult changes in our lives, adjustment can sometimes be difficult and we often feel disoriented. We long for more—not more stuff—but for a deeper sense of being present, of meaning, and for greater connection. My desire is to help you let go of the stuff of life—those things and people that we hope will approve of us—and ground more fully in the present and in in the truth that you are loved and held. It is in learning to be present and clinging to this truth that we can find contentment in spite of difficult or challenging circumstances.
Main areas of focus are:
- Divorce Recovery
- Faith-Based Counseling
- Spiritual Direction
- Grief Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Relationship Building
- Stress Management
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Whitworth College
Master of Social Work – Rutgers, The State University of NJ
Lifespan Integration Certified
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)