Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC

However long the night, the dawn will break. ~African Proverb

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I am passionate about guiding you to love yourself and build up your resilience to take on all of life’s challenges.

Katie Jackon-Griffin, LCPC
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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I strive to empower you to make positive changes in your life. Some areas of treatment focus include:

Are you wishing you could build yourself up instead of putting yourself down?

Feeling exhausted after combating your negative thoughts each day?

Are you sick of feeling out of control and uncomfortable in your body?

Your family and friends may try to provide some helpful suggestions, but they can also miss the mark leaving you feeling isolated and misunderstood.

Social Media and the greater world around us tell us what we should look like and what should make us happy.

The onslaught of ‘shoulds’ can leave us feeling overwhelmed, unsure, and insecure.

It’s time for you to take control of your narrative and love the skin you’re in!

Stronger – that’s what you want to be – and can be.

I strive to create a safe place for you to share your most vulnerable thoughts and experiences.

In this safe place, we will develop the trust it takes to uncover how your past experiences may be preventing you from living your best life.

The road to growth is not easy. This will take facing some difficult realities about how you can change not only your behavior, but also your perception.

I will share my knowledge of various techniques and strategies to give you the tools you need. This process will make you stronger and ready to take on life’s challenges.

Now is the time for you to put yourself first and invest in your future!

We will then discuss how you can tolerate the big emotions preventing you from fully engaging in your life.

Additionally, I approach improving body image and self-esteem using the concepts of Health at Every Size (HAES) and intuitive eating. I am a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDH) and use their guidance and resources.

A customized approach is created so you can achieve your goals and reach your maximum personal potential.

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A customized approach is created so you can achieve your goals and reach your maximum personal potential.

I have years of experience proving Individual Counseling to adolescents and adults. Some areas of treatment focus include:

I am currently providing Virtual Counseling only.

Through experience and training, I have gained extensive knowledge of treatment methods and therapeutic techniques. I often utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Family Systems. Additionally, I approach improving body image and self-esteem using the concepts of Health at Every Size (HAES) and intuitive eating.

Identification of how the various systems in your life (family, culture, work, society, etc.) have impacted how you view yourself, others, and the world will be our initial focus. We will then discuss how you can tolerate the big emotions preventing you from fully engaging in your life.

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A Bit About Me

To encourage sharing yourself with me, I offer a few insights into my life outside the office:

  • Listening to podcasts is one of my favorite coping skills as it keeps my mind distracted and I usually learn something!
  • I have two cats named Pancetta and Mascarpone (aka Ham and Cheese) that I absolutely love. I believe that pets can be such a great source of comfort.
  • Anywhere by water tends to be my happy place. I love to spend time by Lake Michigan reading a book or just listening to the waves.

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling from Marymount University
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and Minnesota
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Training
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) Training
  • Telemental Health Provider
  • Member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDH) and use their guidance and resources
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Recent Posts
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Making Peace With Your Body

Written by Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC A journey from negative self-talk toward a positive body image Luis has been feeling lonely while living by himself. What once was a source of joy to him to [...]

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Journey to Loving My Body

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