menu Menu
close

My name is Susan Griffin
Please call our office at 909-255-1250 to make a first-time appointment.

Restoration CS 2017.rw Restoration CS 2017.rw

Most people feel very alone in their current struggles. I know this because just like you, I have been there as well. But you don't have to stay there and you don't have to walk that journey alone. Let me encourage you to take a leap of faith and allow someone to help you walk through this difficult time in your life. Someone to come alongside of you and help you find what you need to move forward.

Perhaps things seem okay on the outside, but you need some extra support to help you work out what's going wrong on the inside. I would love to be that person to either help you through this difficult time or just offer some direction and encouragement that would help you become who you were created to be. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in individual, couples and family counseling.

I have been counseling people just like you for many years now. I believe that God has given me a gift that enables me to help others and I am very passionate about doing just that. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are willing to work hard to tap into the gifts they have been given and to help them through the difficult obstacles in their lives.
Marriage issues can be particularly difficult at times. I have the experience and patience to help you both get through it.

Some of my experience has been with
anger management, self-esteem and body image issues, and eating disorders. I also have experience working with other difficult life issues such as anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, career issues. I have received specialized training and experience in helping women who struggle with postpartum depression. Postpartum struggles can be quite scary and you may feel alone and detached from your baby. It can be very difficult for you and others to understand, let alone to confront and conquer. If this describes you, I am here.

My own experience as a wife and mother of two children allows me to be genuinely understanding of your challenges as well. Further, my education and training will allow me to help you reach new potential in your life. With me, you will receive grace not judgment!

My hope is you will trust me to come alongside of you and help you through this time in your life. Contact me here.

Sincerely,

Susan sig alpha

marriage counselor
P.S. Please take some time to browse the rest of this website while you're here. You will find information about myself and the services I offer as well as our other counselors and their specialties. You will also find some great book recommendations and other resources too.

My Contact Info


CALL:
For existing clients, you can reach Susan by calling her at 626-260-8544. If she cannot answer her phone, please leave a message about the nature of your call and she will usually get back to you within 24 hours. New clients will always get quicker answers by calling our office at 909-255-1250.
APPOINTMENT:
Susan's appointment schedule can be found
here. Once you have talked to our office staff and securely registered with our online appointment system, you can make and cancel your own appointments on her schedule.
EMAIL:
Susan can be reached via email by clicking on this link: email Susan. If this email link does not work for you, please use our Contact Form here. Feel free to ask questions and leave some info regarding how you prefer to be contacted.

Education
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
 • Concentrations: Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., Psychology, Azusa Pacific University

Skills and Qualifications
Developed and facilitated a Body Image Curriculum 2010

Continuing Training and Specialized Education
The Women's Symposium: Breaking Barriers - Blocks to Women's Recovery, March 2010
Counseling for Couples: Understanding and Improving Love Relationships, May 2010
Knotty Implications of Neuropsychology: Brain, Mind, Self and Soul, March 2011
Emotional Manipulation: Understanding Manipulators and Helping Their Victims, May 2011
Postpartum Support International specialized training, 2012
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), 2015

Certifications
RCS Expert Level Counselor, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Professional Affiliations
BBS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
The Christian Association of Psychological Studies
Psychology Today, Verified MFT

My Forms


Having these forms completed before your first counseling session will allow us to "get to work" sooner. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you are a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.
Each counseling participant will need to fill out a separate Intake Form and sign a separate Limits of Confidentiality Policy.

Client Counseling Intake Form

Limits of Confidentiality/Therapy Cancellation Policy
 
If you are going to be participating in therapy as a couple or a family, please have all participants read and sign No Secrets Policy.

No Secrets Policy Form
If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete Authorization to Disclose Information form to release your psychotherapy information.

Authorization to Disclose Information Form

When you trust Restoration Counseling Service with your contact information, we take that trust very seriously. We will only use your personal information to contact you. We will never sell your information to other parties since that would undermine any trust we desire for you to have in us. See more on our Privacy Policy page.