Welcome to Creating Lasting Solutions

I have twenty years of experience working with families, individuals and communities. I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. I am an expert in working with individuals dealing with chronic issues, family crisis, and relationship challenges. I use Solutions Focused Brief therapy and inspirational guidance in my work to help clients identify their vision -toward a potential solution that will help them navigate the challenges they are facing. You can expect a warm and non judgmental environment that will invite you to identify personal uniqueness that lend toward the development of successful solutions.

I am dedicated to helping others find ways to heal and to live life to it's fullest. I work well with couples, families,- sexual assault/ domestic violence, PTSD (military, refugees). I look forward to working with you. Together we can find the solution(s) that will help you in your life's journey.

Client Role: I offer Saturday appoints but strongly suggest a free phone consultation to gain more information about our partnership. You know your intended goals and with my support, expertise and guidance; we can arrive at the solution that best suits you.
Creating Lasting Solutions is a practice that is dedicated to helping others find ways to heal, grow, face life challenges and find ways to build on existing success and the strength to live to it’s fullest. We look forward to working with you and it is our belief that together we can find the solution that helps you in your life’s journey. The key to helping you is to listening for what you want to be different in your life because you already have ideas of what has worked for you in the past.

Penelope L Griffith's Groups

Supervision- using Solution Focused Brief Therapy
You will learn to deepen your leadership and clinical skills. Your supervisee will learn to have a solution talk instead of a problem talk with you and their clients. Client will demonstrate confidence in executing their goals as they partner with worker. You will experience a warm and friendly environment and peer support. You learning will include but not limited to, role play, didiatic, lecture and homework assignment. Your experience will challenge you to be the best you in the work that you do. Together we can make a difference.




  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders