About Griffin Thayer, Office Clinical Administrator & Research Writer

Griffin is the Clinical Office Administrator and Research Writer at Dr. Robokos’ practice. He is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the City College of New York. In addition to his current doctoral pursuits, he holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Saint Michael's College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 

Griffin has also been a psychotherapist in New York and Vermont for several years. Partly inspired by his earlier work with housing insecure adolescents and families, he pursued advanced training at the Institute for Dialogic Practice, where he learned to provide therapy and intervention for families in crisis. In addition to this work, Griffin has had the opportunity to work in hospital settings, community clinics, and residential care programs, where he has provided therapy and psychological testing services to children and adults. Griffin particularly enjoys working in community settings and working with families, young adults, and LGBTQ+ populations. 

Griffin takes a collaborative approach with his clients, believing that most people have the inherent ability to correct course if given enough tools and support to do so. In his work with children, he strives to incorporate the whole family. The best therapy outcomes emerge when the family feels supported and informed on how to best help one another. Although trained primarily in psychodynamic approaches to treatment, Griffin also integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness into his work if it may prove helpful.

Griffin is also an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York, teaching several courses, including Abnormal Personality, Personality Psychology, and Social Psychology. He has been interested in researching and understanding the intersection between social adversity and mental health in his academic roles. He has also co-authored papers and presented on issues relating to race, racism, and psychopathology. His current dissertation explores various social and psychological risk factors that may predispose individuals to have psychotic experiences.