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Meet the Therapy Team: Resources

Jesse L. Griffin, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, CEAP

Dr. Griffin is a mental health clinician and pastoral counselor, nationally certified and licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.  He holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science from the University of the District of Columbia and a M.S. degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland, now known as Loyola University Maryland.  In 2010, Dr. Griffin earned a doctorate in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University and Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursuing a psychological doctorate in Forensic Psychology to become more involved in the legal and policy-making processes that drive the juvenile justice systems.

As a consultant on various national projects, Dr. Griffin has helped to improve the delivery of mental health services that benefited individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders.  He actively promotes the connection and realities of mental health practitioners working hand in hand with educators, especially for youth, as a major behavior health intervention.

Dr. Griffin is a change maker who is interested in helping to develop and improve transitional support for adolescents.  He believes that such work will improve the lives of adolescents and reduce recidivism in our communities.  His clinical specialties are relationships, adolescents and co-occurring disorders using an existential, eclectic and holistic approach.  Dr. Griffin is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Certified Anger Management Facilitator and Certified Effective Black Parenting Facilitator.

From 2007 to 2017, at the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Cheltenham, Maryland, Dr. Griffin worked with adolescent males who struggled with mental health, behavioral and substance abuse issues.  He coordinated with a team of clinicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists, to deliver mental health interventions and treatment.   

Dr. Griffin’s private practice is comprised of couples, families, and individuals.  He is a strong constituent in the body of helpers recognizing the need for mental health (psychology) and spirituality to be considered inseparable entities when working with mental illness and mental disorders.

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