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Christina Root, LMSW

she/her

Hello! I'm so glad you're here.

At the age of 17, I felt inspired to become a therapist, driven by my own journey of seeking healing and support through therapy after experiencing trauma and grief. I am sharing this personal aspect of my story because I truly understand what it’s like to seek support and believe that no one should feel alone. 

As a therapist, my primary goal is to support you on your journey towards better mental and emotional well-being. I’m committed to creating a nurturing space where you can openly share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns without fear of judgment. I want to listen attentively to your experiences, your triumphs, and your struggles. By understanding your unique story, I can offer insights and skills for coping that might not be immediately apparent, helping you in gaining a clearer understanding of yourself and your ability to navigate your circumstances.

EDUCATION

  • BSW, Oakland University
  • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

WORKS WITH

  • Teens
  • Adults

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
"Christina is extremely warm and truly a kind person! She has a lot of background experiences and skills that allow her to tailor therapy to each person's needs."
"It's easy to feel comfortable when talking with Christina! Her passion for helping others shines through and she really makes a difference."
“Caring, smart, and committed to excellent therapy work. She has a lot of empathy and natural ability to connect with people of diverse identities and experiences.”

Diversity holds a special significance in my journey as a therapist. During my time at Oakland University, I immersed myself in a rich multicultural environment, living and collaborating with international students. This experience ignited my passion for cultural understanding and communication, prompting me to embark on a journey of learning Spanish and studying abroad in both England and Spain. I’m so grateful for how this has given me a heightened sensitivity and passion for being an ally to others with diverse backgrounds and unique stories. I truly believe that all voices deserve to be valued and heard in therapy.

I provide therapy in both English and Spanish, ensuring accessibility for a wider range of individuals. I strive to create an environment where language is not a barrier to seeking help and where culturally relevant care is readily available. From symptoms of anxiety and depression to the weight of stress and the scars of trauma, I approach each individual’s journey with sensitivity and respect, recognizing the unique intersections of their identities and experiences. I have also had the privilege of offering advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, recognizing the importance of addressing these issues within a cultural context. Above all, I’m a firm believer in empowering individuals to navigate their lives with strength and resilience.

During sessions, I use a range of effective modalities tailored to your specific needs and preferences. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for identifying and transforming negative thought patterns, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to address trauma, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for post-traumatic stress, Internal Family Systems (IFS) to explore internal dynamics, and Motivational Interviewing for collaborative goal-setting. I customize the use of these modalities to create a flexible and adaptable therapeutic journey that prioritizes your comfort, empowerment, and progress, as we navigate the path towards healing and growth together. We can also utilize mind-body-spirit practices such as meditation, yoga, and spirituality. As your therapist, I plan to follow your lead so that you feel confident, comfortable, and cared-for while working on your goals!