Griffin Therapy Center - Empowerment for Healing

Welcome to Griffin Therapy Center where our practice is designed to enhance your healing and growth. Our specialized counselors are experienced in working with Couples and Individuals across the lifespan including Children and Teens. At Griffin Therapy Center we are caring, creative, open-minded do-gooders who are passionate about helping. Our two Texas offices located in Denton and Sherman proudly serve Denton, Sherman, Denison, and surrounding areas with pride.

Our Areas of Focus


Couples


Marriage Enhancement
Relationships
Premarital
Divorce
LGBTQ

Individuals


Anxiety
Depression
Grief
Anger Management
Addiction

Family


Parenting
Play Therapy
Activity Therapy
Teen Therapy
Family Conflict

Evaluations


Drug Assessment
Alcohol Assessment
Psychological
Adult Probation
Juvenile Probation

We want you to feel welcome and at home from the moment you walk in the door. We work hard to find you the right fit so you can comfortably address what brought you in, and leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and refocused.
Our therapists train in the most up-to-date research around to bring you cutting edge couples and individual therapy. We are skilled in many areas that will bring balance back to chaos, and reinforce longterm change.

If you’re tired of feeling at odds with one another and like you’re living with a stranger, our couples therapy will breathe new life back into your relationship. We use groundbreaking data and evidence-based research to shake up old habits and give you a roadmap for a long-lasting, passionate relationship.

Counseling is for folks who are courageously facing their fears, who want more from their life, who want to expand their lives and achieve their personal goals. If you are struggling with dissatisfaction and desire more, you can learn to work through obstacles such as anxiety, depression and anger. Counseling is a means to address your pain, grieve your losses, and add meaning to your life.

Our unique Couples Retreat focuses on sharing and practicing communication skills and building conflict management techniques for a recipe of relationship connection. We cover everything from romance, passion, intimacy, conflict, life goals and building a foundation for your marriage to last a lifetime. These topics will be addressed in a small group setting (no more than four couples total). In addition to the group-based education, we’re setting aside 1.5 hour sessions each day for you and partner to spend with one of our therapists. This way you both can explore openly and address the specific concerns that bring you to the retreat. That time and feedback with the counselor will be customized to suit your needs.

We have connected with Denton County Parole and Probation to provide the Drug and Alcohol Evaluation as well as the Psychological Evaluation. The cost is established by Denton County and will be the same for all agencies, so call us today. We offer a speedy turnaround to get the report to your probation officer within 2-3 business days.

Couples Retreat



UPCOMING RETREAT DATES:

February 10, 2018 @ Lake Texoma

Our Couples Retreat includes two powerful days of therapy and education, lakeside lodging Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a freshly prepared breakfast and lunch both Saturday and Sunday.

Please call us at 940.765.6487 for upcoming retreat information.

Book Couples Retreat Online Now!

Who We Are


Stacy Griffin, LPC-S, Director


Stacy has expanded upon her role at Griffin Therapy Center from full-time therapist to dividing her time between dedicating her practice almost exclusively to couples, and creating new and powerful programs. While you may find she often has a waiting list, her passion for helping couples repair and reconnect is unrivaled. It’s worth the wait!

She brings an energy into couples work that ignites change for the long term. Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Stacy instead helps you to recognize and admit that you are emotionally attached to and need your partner for nurturing, soothing, and protection. This is no flaw or deficit; it’s love.

Stacy is always seeking new adventures and thrill, which is why in her spare time she is either traveling to remote locations across the globe or renovating a 1971 Airstream with a dream to scoot around the country full-time. Both travel and the Airstream are perfect reminders that anything worth having is not always easy.

Dr. Brandon Beckman, DO, Psychiatrist


Dr. Beckman enjoys working with adults, children and adolescents. He has experience in both clinic and hospital settings. His expertise lies in helping people manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, abuse, PTSD, bipolar and anger. While not all situations call for medication, he is a firm believer it can be a useful tool in various situations. He always adds "But like all tools, some one has to be willing to pick it up to use it. And the tool doesn't do the work, the person using the tool has to do the work". Dr Beckman has always felt therapy and medication together can be more effective than either alone.

Dr. Beckman has been in Denton since the 5th grade. He went both Denton 'West' and Billy Ryan campuses. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry and Spanish. He went to medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. From there he traveled down I-45 to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his General Psychiatry Residency. Traveling further south he completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Having run out of I-45, Dr. Beckman returned to Denton.

Dr. Beckman is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and is Child and Adolescent Board Eligible.

Alaina Glenn, LPC


Alaina enjoys working with adults, children, and adolescents. She believes in using a collaborative approach to help people discover their goals and work toward them in a warm and caring environment. She often uses evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, but tailors counseling to your unique needs. A few of Alaina’s specialties are anxiety, stress management, and life transitions. She also works with couples utilizing skills from The Gottman Institute and is trained in play therapy.

Alaina graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler. She then continued to follow her passion for helping others by earning a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Alaina continues to attend a variety of high quality continuing education workshops.

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• Adult Intake Form
• Child Intake Form

Sophia Cannon, MCRC, CRC, LPC-InternSupervised by Ashley Hence, LPC-S, CRC, NCC


Sophia believes that the counseling relationship is built on mutual trust and effort set forth, and carries this into her work with adolescents, adults and our elderly population. Her counseling approach is tailored to each situation, working diligently to maintain a comfortable and safe counseling environment. Her work is holistic, taking into consideration biological, psychological, and sociological needs. In addition to counseling services, Sophia conducts diagnostic evaluations and assessment for children, adolescents and adults.

Sophia graduated with her Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Here she received hands on education and experience in counseling and assessment services. Her experience grew at UT Southwestern’s Rehabilitation Counseling Clinic, where she focused on Supported Employment Services and Personal and Social Adjustment Training. She also co-facilitated a Traumatic Brain Injury Support group during this time.

Sophia was born and raised on the island of Trinidad & Tobago. She moved to the U.S. in her teens along with 3 sisters and parents. She’s been settled in Denton County for the last 15 years. She is currently married with a teenage son and an active teenage dog. She actively participates in her church community and helps run a small, local, family business.

Laura Westbrook, LPC-Intern, MASupervised by Christy Graham, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S


Laura is for families and enjoys coming alongside them through couples counseling, parent-child relations, or individual work with both children and adults. Early family experiences can shape how we love and connect with others later in life, so her goal is to provide a safe space to explore current patterns of relations and engaging toward more authentic emotional connections with others. This leads to a greater understanding and compassion for themselves. Laura has found experiencing greater emotional safety and connection in significant relationships becomes the catalyst to spark lasting change. She employs a holistic perspective considering the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of wellness. Her work with couples and families provides the framework and roadmap to identify and restore emotional and relational injuries.

Laura also runs Emotional Coaching groups for parents, teachers, and child-care providers. Her passion lies in teaching adults the skills to connect with the underlying emotions in children’s behaviors. She also enjoys co-hosting couples retreats on Lake Texoma with Stacy Griffin, LPC-S.

Laura graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. Laura worked in corporate Human Resources for over 12 years before returning to school, when she earner her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College & Seminary in Indiana in 2014.

Hilary Harrington, LPC-Intern, MSSupervised by Terri L Gonazales, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S


Hilary enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples, and is especially passionate about her work in counseling women. She has a diverse background in working with victims of domestic and sexual violence, trauma, and substance abuse. Her skills include helping people through difficulties such as eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.

Hilary’s top priority is to build a safe, accepting relationship to begin unraveling the tangled web of complicated lives. She works to explore one’s consciousness by providing a gentle and honest approach. She strives to empower all to live in the present moment where they are whole, instead of being pulled by the grief of the past or the anxiety of the future. Hilary uses person-centered and existential approaches to therapy, allowing her to tailor her work to the individual’s needs and worldview.

She is deeply dedicated to her profession; it is more than her livelihood, it is her calling. Hilary keeps up to date on advancements in technique and theory. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Texas Woman’s University and then attended graduate school at the University of North Texas where she earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling.

Meg Nethercutt, Office Manager


Meg wants to live in a world of peace and harmony where new shoes grow on trees and chocolate cake is low carb! She is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your insurance or the operations of Griffin Therapy Center. If she does not know the answer, she will not rest easy until she tracks it down!

Rylee Foust, Front Desk Receptionist


Rylee is the first face you see when you come in at Griffin Therapy Center! She will be happy to schedule appointments and answer any questions you may have prior to your visit with us. Additionally, she will verify your insurance benefits to make sure your appointment flows as smoothly as possible.

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