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Meet Griffin Kelly, LICSW

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice, Saint Ambrose University

Master of Social Work, Saint Ambrose University

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Disorders, Disruptive Attachment Patterns, Eating Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Anger Management, Life Transitions, Trauma, Family Issues, Relationship Issues, and Sex and Intimacy Concerns

Biography

Griffin (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical social worker from our Coralville office who works with clients on a variety of issues. Griffin utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches including: emotionally focused therapy (EFT), dialectical behavior (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), internal family systems (IFS), cognitive behavioral (CBT), and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). Griffin also embeds cultural humility, critical race theory (CRT) and systems perspective into her interactions with clients, colleagues, and community members.

 

Griffin has worked clinically with individuals ranging from 9 years of age into adulthood. Most recently, Griffin served as a functional family therapist in Des Moines, Iowa working with youth and families involved with the juvenile justice system. Griffin also served as the Co-Chair for the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training subcommittee where she created content, facilitated training, and collaborated with other staff to create more affirming spaces. Before completing her LMSW, Griffin worked as a counselor for elementary-age youth in a summer treatment program setting at Florida International University in Miami, Florida utilizing behavior modification techniques. Griffin has also provided services in the criminal justice, youth residential care, private foster care, and school-based settings. All of these experiences reinforced Griffin’s passion for helping others to find empowerment, growth, and change in their lives as they move towards a more integrated and conscious based value aligned existence.

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