Lisa Griffiths' Bio

What are our qualifications? 
As Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), we have earned Masters degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed over 2,000 hours of required training before passing the Connecticut Department of Health licensure examination.

Our staff receives regular Clinical Supervision and Peer Supervision and completes the Continuing Professional Development as required by the State of Connecticut.

What is a Marriage & Family Therapist?
Marriage and Family Therapists are trained specialists who can diagnose and treat a variety of issues experienced by individuals, couples, families and groups in their interpersonal relationships.

What services do LMFTs provide?
LMFTs treat a wide range of clinical problems in both children and adults. Here are some examples of issues:

Low Self-esteem
Divorce and Separation Issues
Relationship Issues
Personal Growth
Grief and Loss
Parenting Children and Teens
Difficulties with a Child's Behavior
Family Relations
Anger Management
Managing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Parent/Child Conflicts
Sibling Rivalry
Peer Pressure
Acting Out / Conduct Disorder
School Adjustment or Performance

How can we help you?
Seeking professional help for life's difficulties is courageous and important step towards dealing with them. We provide a ‘judgment-free zone’, without taking sides.

We cannot change an individual, couple or family and cannot necessarily solve all of our clients’ problems. However, we can help them identify and understand their problems, and then help them to work out solutions according to their own individual values and lifestyles. Therapy will be most effective when clients are open and willing to work on the issues at hand.

How long does therapy last?
It depends on the situation or the problems that are being addressed. Each client is different. Sessions are typically help once a week for an hour. In crisis situations, additional sessions may be needed. We will continue to meet until the crisis has passed, or until the client chooses to stop therapy.

Is everything we disclose confidential?
A big part of therapy relies on trust between a client and therapist. As such, any information that a client shares with the therapist is considered confidential and cannot be disclosed without written permission, except where required by law.

The law mandates that the proper authorities are notified anytime there is suspected abuse or any situation where a client is threatening serious bodily harm to himself (or herself) or another person.

Keep in mind that many times, communications via email, voicemail and other electronic media are not confidential.

If you choose to pay for your therapy session through your health care plan, please keep in mind that processing these payments through insurance companies typically requires sharing your private information, which makes it difficult to ensure your privacy under these conditions.

Do we accept insurance plans?
Yes. We currently accept payment for services through almost all the major insurance companies.

Please check with your insurance provider about your specific coverage. Keep in mind that some insurance companies may limit the number of sessions that each client is allowed per year. Additionally, some insurance providers may only provide partial payment for therapy sessions. Clients are responsible for full payment regardless of insurance coverage as well as any applicable co-payments and deductibles.

How do I get more information or make an appointment?
You may contact us at (860) 268-2098, or complete and submit the Appointment Form
on our website. You can also email us at: We will respond within 24 hours.

Can I cancel my apointment?
Yes. We request that clients provide 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment. This time allows us to attempt to schedule another appointment for that timeframe. Thank you for your consideration.

How much will it cost?
Rates are $90 for a 50-minute session. Clients who have financial difficulties may be eligible for a sliding fee structure. Payment is requested at the beginning of each session and may be in the form of cash or check.

We participate in several insurance plans and can submit claims to some of them directly for payment. Some clients with certain types of insurance (or without insurance) will need to provide payment at time of service. Clients who have financial difficulties may be eligible for a sliding fee structure. Payment is requested at the beginning of each session and may be in the form of cash or check.

What you should expect
We provide an initial phone consultation free of charge. During this time, we will determine your needs and provide you an opportunity to ask questions. For the first visit, we request that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete the initial paperwork.