About Touchstones
Touchstones Counseling Services is based on the belief that people have within them the capacity to change, grow, and to heal; and that counseling is a partnership with the counselor to move toward those goals.
Carolyn Griffith is trained as a family therapist with an emphasis on relationship concerns, life transitions, grief and loss, work place issues and addictions.
She provides counseling services to individual adults, couples and families. Children and adolescents are seen as a part of family counseling.
Carolyn is a lay person who has trained in spiritual direction and also mindfulness practices. She uses these vocational experiences to companion adults seeking to further their own spiritual journey.
Additional services provided by Carolyn are supervision to LPC candidates, clinically oriented consultations for community agencies.

More information on Carolyn:

  • Academic/Professional & Vocational Training

    M .Ed in agency counseling, School of Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1997
    Concentration: Family Therapy and Addictions

    Bachelors of Science, University of North Alabama 1971
    Major: Sociology and Psychology

    Education for Ministry (EFM)
    - Completion of program in theological education by extension from the University of the South

    Certificate of completion from School of Spiritual Guidance
    - Richmond Hill

    Certification in clinical supervision for Licensed Processional Counselor candidates in the state of Virginia

    Divorce custody mediation training

    Substance abuse counseling training through Old Dominion University and College of William and Mary

    On-going training in area of grief and loss

    Emergency crisis debriefing

    Child protective services assessment and intervention (through Dept of Social Services)

    Parental and custody evaluations for foster/adopt/and divorcing parents through Dept of Social Services

    Working with dreams in counseling
    - Summer dream conference through Haden Institute
    - International Study of Dreams Conference

  • Professional Licensures, Affiliations and Certifications

    Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia since 2001

    Spiritual Directors International since 2007

    Certified clinical supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors candidates

    Certified Family Mediator, State of Virginia, 1993-2006

  • Professional Experience

    Licensed Professional Counselor 2001

    Therapist and owner/manager of Touchstones Counseling LLC since 2008

    Spiritual Director since 2007

    Child and Family Social Worker (1976-2008)
    York Poquoson Department of Social Services
    Hampton Department of Social Services

    Lecturer in Human Psychology

    Consultant to child and family services team; use of clinical intervention in child welfare work

    Clinical supervision to candidate for licensure (LPC)

Touchstones offers flexible hours and payment options.