Dr Griffin has immersed herself in the study of transformative practices since her own healing crisis at age 19. She has studied yoga, yoga therapy and Ayurveda, Tibetan Buddhism, non-dual Shaiva Tantra, neo-Tantra, Somatic Experiencing, breathwork and psychedelic medicine all in pursuit of understanding the nature of healing and how we can connect to our innate capacity to heal.
While she started her journey steeped in more alternative, primarily spiritual healing traditions, her curiosity about healing and desire to serve a broad population led her to become a physician. She chose to study osteopathic medicine based on its philosophy that the body has the capacity to heal itself and that mind, body and spirit are one as well as its tradition of manual medicine which resonated with her experiences as a yoga teacher and therapist.
Dr Griffin is board certified in family and addiction medicine. She is fellowship trained in maternal child and reproductive health. Since 2016 she has practiced obstetrics and addiction medicine. Her experiences with birth and substance use disorder in pregnancy led her to seek further education and training in trauma. She studied the counseling practices of Somatic Experiencing, NARM and Internal Family Systems and lectures on trauma informed care in medical settings. Prior to medical school she was a yoga teacher and therapist.
In 2017 she completed a year long coaching training through the Tantric Institute for Integrated Sexuality. She has studied psychedelic medicine as well, completing a ketamine assisted psychotherapy training through the Psychedelic Research Association and Training Institute in July 2020 and the MAPS MDMA Therapy Training in April 2022.
Her clinical interests are the intersection between body, mind and soul and the infinite ways that transformation can occur. Her work centers on activating and witnessing the innate capacity for healing inherent in all beings and choosing the modalities best befitting the individual before her.
She delivered babies for ten years and still actively practices prenatal care and women’s health, newborn care and addiction medicine in Humboldt County California, and provides these skills in a variety of settings including a federally qualified health center, tribal clinics and residential treatment center.