Susan D. Griffith holds the
Ph.D. in clinical psychology, earned from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Clinical psychology as a field
emphasizes a broad range of work with people;
its content includes study of social psychology
and statistics as well as the study of personality
and the assesment and treatment of
individuals and groups.
Dr. Griffith's B.A. was earned
at Hollins College (now Hollins University)
in Virginia, where her undergraduate
coursework was mainly in
psychology, English, and sociology.
At Hollins she began to explore interests
in writing and in the psychology of change,
completing short-term placements
in advertising, with D'Arcy in New York City,
and in psychotherapy,
with Virginia Treatment Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Her undergraduate education was
funded by a full scholarship from
Proctor and Gamble.
While at Hollins,
Dr. Griffith was inducted into
Phi Beta Kappa and into Psi Chi,
the honorary psychology fraternity.
Dr. Griffith's work for several decades
has focused upon psychotherapy and counseling
with people of all ages,
helping them meet their goals.
She focuses upon strengths rather than weaknesses
and avoids an illness model whenever possible.
In recent years a strong emphasis
of her work has been
helping people creatively
make decisions and
solve problems of any sort,
not only personal but work-related,
conceptual, relationship-focused, etc.
Dr. Griffith's psychology private practice
is located in two Creative Solutions offices
in North Carolina, one on the border
between Chapel Hill and Durham
and one in Graham (Alamance County).
Relatively recent additions to their psychotherapy/counseling services
are email and telephone consultation,
conveniences for many of their clients.
Information about these practices
All of Dr. Griffith's services are confidential and supportive problem-solving services.