Outside of work, DJ has been spending some time exploring Western Canada with their fiancée. They like to stay active by hiking, roller skating, playing sports, and working out. They have a passion for keeping their mind and body young, and to never stop learning.
DJ Griffith, LPCC
DJ (they/them/their) is a psychotherapist with a specialty in helping patients with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. They have experience in a variety of settings, including crisis intervention, assessment, substance abuse and mental health inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient mental health therapy. They offer both virtual, one-to-one psychotherapy appointments as well as facilitating virtual Huddle Psychotherapy classes and small groups.
844-650-6665 ext. 1530
844-650-6665 ext. 1530
More about DJ Griffith, LPCC
DJ believes that as a therapist, they are joining with their patient and letting them lead the session. DJ is there to guide them and assist them when needed, but it is up to the patient to do the work towards recovery and relief. They are trained in several modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). They like facilitating groups and watching the group dynamics help each person in the group to gain something from the interactions. In one-to-one therapy, DJ can help guide a person to reach their goals and realize their potential.
They first planned to pursue a career in school counseling and began a Master of Education degree program following undergraduate graduation. After meeting with their advisor, they added mental health counseling to their degree. And it was while working on an internship that they realized their passion and calling was in mental health treatment, and that was what they were meant to do.
Their therapeutic approach aligns with Mindful Health Solutions, where patients have access to several different treatments and an integrated, comprehensive approach to finding relief and recovery from their struggles, whether through psychotherapy and different modalities or with medication assistance or an interventional treatment such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) or esketamine nasal spray.
Education & Experience
DJ completed their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
They completed they Master of Education in Mental Health and School Counseling from Bowling Green State University, where they graduated with honors.
Following graduation, they became licensed and worked in Ohio before moving to California. They have worked in assessment/referral, crisis intervention, outpatient therapy, and co-occurring substance abuse/mental health inpatient and outpatient treatment as a therapist. Soon after becoming independently licensed, they became a program director of a forensic intensive outpatient full-service partnership. DJ was trained in EMDR early on in their career and has been using that modality for seven years.
Most recently, they served as a program director at Recovery International in Rancho Mirage, CA. They provided overall day to day leadership and directed program services/supervision. They were responsible for monitoring the administrative needs of the program including utilization and capacity management, training, incident reporting, etc. They also acted as an advocate for the needs and rights of every participant and provided clinical oversite and back-up support to the clinical team.
DJ is currently pursuing their PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Certifications & Memberships
- Certified, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Certified, Emotional Transformation Therapy
- Member, California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors