MBSR Course Registration Begins Now for the New Year 2018!

Griffin Counseling Services, LLC is excited and proud to offer an 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course taught by owner Chris Griffin, L.P.C., who has had the honor and pleasure of studying with experts Will Kabat Zinn, LMFT and Debra Burdick (AKA The Brain lady). MBSR is the gold standard of mindfulness based treatments and is appropriate for those...[ read more ]

Chris Griffin, L.P.C. to Expand with the Creation of Griffin Counseling Services, L.L.C.

Beginning later this year Griffin Counseling Services, L.L.C. will begin offering mental health and wellness services.  We hope to increase our ability to serve adults, teens and families, as well as to begin offering more group treatment.  We will continue to update this site and are hoping to have  anew site up and running (as well as being more committed...[ read more ]

Important New Study on Binge Eating Disorder

A recent journal article performed a meta-analysis of recent Binge Eating Disorder research and found that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) given via a professional and certain medications have been shown to be effective treatment in the battle with Binge Eating Disorder. A meta-analysis is taking the results of many studies and finding common themes that support, in this case, Binge...[ read more ]

Long Live the Prince

I was sad to learn last Thursday night that legendary musician Prince had died.  I spent the next few days pondering life and death and how someone who I never knew had such an impact on my life.  I was lucky enough to have seen him in concert in 2004 (I think that was the year) and he was spectacular....[ read more ]

EDAW Playlist

As an added bonus for Eating Disorder Awareness Week I am putting up the top five recovery songs as recommended by past patients. Enjoy and prosper! #5 I Am Not My Hair -India.Arie - She ain't just her skin or your expectations either, she is the soul that lives within. #4 Three Little Birds - Bob Marley and the Wailers...[ read more ]

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week or EDAW

Just a reminder that it is Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  This week is highlighted by continued efforts to break down stigma about eating disorders and offer resources to those who suffer with eating disorders and those who want to help people with eating disorders. One of the most important things individuals can do to make this happen is to talk...[ read more ]

Using Technology to Recover

Technology has become ubiquitous.  Every one now seems to have a smart phone and I am getting used to looking at the tops of people's heads all the time.  This technology puts more demands on our society than perhaps any societal evolution in history.  We are constantly plugged in and flooded with information 24/7. Mindfulness practice helps us to unplug,...[ read more ]

Why Mindfulness is A Superpower

Many of us dreamed of being a superhero as children, and we may even have a desire to have superpowers as an adult.  This YouTube clip from does an excellent job of explaining how mindfulness works in simple and everyday terms.  It also lets us know that there are ways of obtaining new skills at any point in our...[ read more ]

R.I.P. Ziggy Stardust a.k.a. David Bowie

I truly believe in the healing properties and power of music and am a music fanatic.  I will post playlists from time to time pertaining to wellness.  Today will be marked with reverence for a true original.  Let's celebrate his life through his music. I can't say that I am a huge David Bowie fan per se, but I have...[ read more ]

Mindfulness of Business, or the Business of Mindfulness?

I found this article on twitter today.  I am a Mindfulness trainer and use many of its principles in my therapy and coaching.  I like to relay articles like this to show that anybody can benefit from making the mind stronger and more flexible through presence and awareness.

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