Christina Magness, LMSW
Ms. Magness uses an integrative treatment approach, drawing from a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, psychodynamic, self-compassion, and mindfulness based approaches. Her areas of special interest include depressed mood, anxiety, parenting challenges, relationship issues, as well as trauma and grief. She also has experience working with youth with social challenges, ADHD, and disruptive behavior. In her work with children, Ms. Magness utilizes a combination of play therapy, skills-based work, and parent training/coaching.
Ms. Magness uses an empathic, collaborative approach with clients. She provides a comfortable, supportive atmosphere to facilitate personal growth and empower clients to overcome the obstacles they are facing in their lives.
In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Magness collaborates on multiple research programs at the University of Michigan. She is passionate about youth and young adult suicide prevention, and is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of youth and families.