Dr. Leif Griffin

 I see therapy as a way to foster growth and in some cases, become unstuck. There is power in understanding our emotions in the context of relationships and then taking this understanding to lead a more preferred life. My goal as a therapist is to support you in building on your strengths and helping you develop skills to lead a more fulfilled life.


I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley. I have been trained in a wide variety of settings -- hospital, school, vocational, community mental health, and clinical assessment, providing individual and group therapy. I am experienced with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, family and relationship conflict, and life transitions.


I work from a multi-culturally informed, strengths-based approach and rely on psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy in my clinical work.


My hope is that therapy will result in you experiencing greater self-knowledge and belief in your ability to live in the way that you want.