Abigail  Griffith
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Abigail Griffith

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Ohio Accepting Online
Juniper Therapy & Wellness Accepting In-person
Updated January 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Childhood trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Abigail is a Clinically Licensed Independent Social Worker and Supervisor (LISW-S) through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (Phew, say that 10 times fast). Her pronouns are She/Hers.

In Abigail's earlier career she earned her Bachelor of Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Master of Social Work from Tulane University. Abigail has an extensive educational background in the field of mental and behavioral health. For more than 10 years, she has concentrated her professional resume on working with adolescence, young adults and families. Experiences include, but not limited to, school-based programming across multiple states, court-related programming in two different states, intensive community-based emotional and behavioral health treatment in and around the Central Columbus area, as well as clinical work in the private sector working with folx who identify on the LGBTQ spectrum.

Abigail's background in social work allows her to use a holistic pathway to treatment, integrating evidence based therapies with innovative approaches. She is trained in a number of modalities and has found a love for Play Therapy and EMDR. Abigail also enjoys incorporating additional evidence based practices such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Expressive Arts, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy into her practice.


Message to clients

While I have experience working with a range of ages and issues, my speciality is working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and childhood wounds. Many folx whom I work with seek therapy wanting to eliminate their anxiety and depression, but often move on with a deeper understanding of where these issues stem from. They rediscover power in their voice and are able to set healthy boundaries. They explore patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, increasing a sense of self awareness. Folx move on feeling more connected and compassionate within themselves.

I have years of experience advocating for clients in schools and in the legal system. My therapeutic style is holistic, integrating evidence based techniques with innovative approaches and I am currently investing in extensive training in Play Therapy and EMDR. I also have the ability to provide WPATH letters for trans clients seeking gender affirming care.

When you’re ready, I will be here. I have a safe space with a comfortable couch and a hot cup of tea waiting for you. You've got this. Let's do some work together.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Abigail Griffith is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I do provide a limited percentage of sliding scale fees. I also offer therapeutic support groups and workshops throughout the year and can provide access to my services at a lower rate. Please note that while groups and workshops can be a fantastic component in the therapeutic process, individual therapy may still be recommended in conjunction.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-7pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Juniper Therapy & Wellness practice
3636 N. High Street, 201, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-7pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Juniper Therapy & Wellness, LLC, Practice Owner & Therapist, 2021 - Present
Clintonville Counseling & Wellness, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
National Youth Advocate Program, Therapist and Clinical Team Lead, 2017 - 2020
Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, MSW Intern, 2016 - 2016
REACH Corps/Jefferson Co. Public Schools, Early Preventative Drop-Out Programming Coordinator, 2014 - 2015
NISRE, Inc, BSW Intern, 2013 - 2014

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, EMDR Part I, 2022
Tulane University, MSW, 2016
The Ohio State University, BSW, 2014


Licensure

Ohio: I.2002475-SUPV


Languages

English