What It Is Like Talking With Susan Griffith: Reading this description of what it is like to meet with me can help you decide whether you want to think seriously about scheduling a first appointment with me.
Susan D. Griffith, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, speaks about sessions with her:
During this Coronavirus time, I speak with clients on the telephone, rather than in person. I am easy to talk to.
I am entirely confidential, within the confines of the law, and no one will overhear me talking with me. I want you to feel comfortable and secure with me.
Clients find me to be supportive and on their side. I am not interested in giving you a diagnosis, instead wanting to help you make things better for you as an individual
I may ask a lot of questions during the first session. (You don’t have to just try to think of something to say. If you don’t want to answer something I ask, just don’t answer me.)
Solutions and improvement come from our working together to find them. I do not simply tell you what to do. When you decide not to follow through with a plan, I am not frustrated with you, but – instead – I see a new opportunity for learning together a solution that is better for you.
I will ask about your past and your current life situation, but I don’t like uncomfortable pauses. We will work on things together, both of us talking. I will see something of myself in you.
I won’t take a lot of notes, but when I talk with you again I will remember who you are and what you have told me. We will enjoy working together
Note: Dr. Susan Griffith is non-judgmental in her work, but is a fully-qualified and trained professional, a Licensed Psychologists in the state of North Carolina, holding the Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a well-rated program with rigorous admissions standards (rated 2nd in the nation.) You can call her by her first name, Susan.
Susan has day and evening phone appointments, (but none on weekends at present – and none in the early morning.)
If you aren’t totally sure about meeting regularly with Susan, just go ahead and schedule one meeting – you will get something useful from even one meeting. She has years of experience working with people of all ages, backgrounds, orientations, and beliefs – people who now feel better.
Susan works with people to help them change what they want to change. She emphasizes strengths rather than weaknesses and avoids illness models.
Dr. Susan Griffith refers to her therapy practice as Creative Solutions.
The other name for her practice is Easy To Talk To. She is.