About Me & My Practice

A psychoanalyst and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), I’ve been practicing since 2001. In addition to my private practice, I have years of experience working in community mental health with individuals, couples, and groups.


I have a certificate in psychoanalysis from the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP). I have trained in EMDR, an effective therapy for trauma and many other issues, and am also certified in Imago Therapy, a helpful method for improving communication and connection between partners and family members.


I also contribute to the profession by Supervising Therapists and publishing articles in psychoanalytic journals, including the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic AssociationPsychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality

Griffin Hansbury, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst

I work well with a spectrum of typical issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Shame and guilt
  • Self-esteem
  • Body image and mind-body pain
  • Life transitions
  • Family dynamics
  • Couples & relationship difficulties
  • Dissatisfaction with work
  • Feeling “stuck” in life

In addition, I have many years of experience in the LGBTQ+ communities and take pride in offering a non-judgmental, affirmative space to talk about queer identities and sexualities. I specialize in working positively with:

  • Gay men, lesbians, & bisexuals
  • Transgender, non-binary, & gender expansive clients
  • Families, friends, & significant others
  • Sex workers
  • Gender identity
  • HIV-related concerns
  • Coming out & transitioning
  • Polyamory
  • Kink

Finally, prior to my career as a clinician, I obtained a master’s degree in Creative Writing. I continue to write and publish, both creatively and professionally, and bring my experience as a writer to my therapy work with people in the arts. I have helped many artists, writers, and performers move through blocks in their creativity and careers.

“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.”

–Rollo May