Online Counseling
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PhD, LPC, (MO), LCPC Dr. Joyce A. Griffin

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Joyce A. Griffin is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: PhD, LPC, (MO), LCPC
Years in Practice: 30
State: IL

My approach to counseling is often didactic and is solution oriented. It is my opinion that clients come to counseling because they can not figure out what to do. So “teaching counseling” offers them new skills to use in their situation, as well as ideas to assist in coping in their world. I am somewhat eclectic in my approaches, realizing that everyone is unique, and one size does NOT fit all. I find a Cognitive Behavioral approach often encourages clients to set their own solution-focused path. I give feedback and assign homework tasks. I ask clients to join me in making a sort of treatment plan, and we work together on problem-solving. I periodically consult with trusted professional colleagues on a confidential bases, who practice outside of our local area.

It is not my style to see what others have reported about their own work. I march to my own drummer and do what I believe is right in each situation. It’s fine with me if I am the only one doing it the way I do it.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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She’s a great listener.

Feb 07, 2023


Dr. Griffin is very loving and compassionate providing Christian-based therapy sessions and homework, as requested.

Nov 25, 2022


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 ❤️

Sep 19, 2022


She’s just awesome. I appreciate her expertise, especially how she is able to meld her training with biblical truths.

Sep 19, 2022


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.

Aug 24, 2022


Thank you so much for your help!

F.A.·Jul 28, 2022


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.

K.E.·Apr 15, 2022


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

L.A.·Jan 19, 2022


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

C.A.·Jan 18, 2022


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.

C.H.·Oct 14, 2021


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.

I.S.·Jun 25, 2021


Dr. Joyce A. Griffin offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
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