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Dr. Stephanie Griswold

Psy.D.

  • Downers Grove
  • Naperville
  • Telehealth

sgriswold@samaracarecounseling.org

630-357-2456 ext. 153

Specialty Areas:
  • Attachment and Development
  • Behavioral issues
  • Depression and stress
  • Divorce and blended families
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Learning disabilities/ADHD
  • LGBT concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • school concerns
  • sexuality
  • Trauma and abuse recovery
  • Women's issues
For:
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children/Youth
  • Emerging Adults
  • Older Teens
  • Seniors

In C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia there is a scene with a young girl named Lucy where she hears about a heroic lion named Aslan. She learns that he brings much needed hope and peace, but he is also described as strong and fierce. This prompts Lucy to ask if the lion is “safe.” The response to her is, “No… ‘course he isn’t safe. But he is good.” Choosing to start therapy (or return again), is a lot like this exchange. It can be scary to open up your hopes, fears, shame, disappointments, or trauma. But, it is good, and if you choose to take this courageous step Dr. Griswold is honored to walk alongside you in your healing.

Dr. Stephanie Griswold is a licensed clinical psychologist and has over ten years of experience in both community mental health and college counseling settings. She earned her Doctor of Psychology at Wheaton College and completed her fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. She is an expert in working with children and adolescents as they cope with trauma or grief. She’s also passionate about helping women with issues related to pregnancy and/or postpartum mental health, and she’s pursuing a rigorous certification offered through PostPartum Support international. Other areas of expertise include issues of faith and spirituality, spiritual trauma/abuse, multicultural identity, gender and sexuality, attachment, complex trauma, life transitions, and older adults.

Dr. Griswold is a gifted speaker and teacher and has extensive experience in providing trainings about mental health, suicide prevention, the intersection of faith and psychology, trauma and resiliency, and coping with anxiety. Additionally, Dr. Griswold has been a guest faculty for Trinity Christian College and Wheaton College, teaching several courses including therapy with children and adolescents and basic counseling skills.

Dr. Griswold is married to her husband and together they have two sons and their extra-large dog Mando (short for Mandalorian). She loves a good laugh and a heartfelt movie, and when she’s not traveling or camping with her family, she’s daydreaming about doing those things!

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