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Christina Maki, LMFT

Christina is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a near decade of experience. She is honored to work with kids, tweens, teens, parents, and families who have courageously chosen to seek help during times of struggle. She has spent time working in the foster care system, community mental health clinics, and private practice. In each of these settings, her primary aim is to help our most vulnerable population navigate some of life’s challenges and support the parent/guardian as you guide them. Christina‚Äôs style of therapy is relational, strength-based, evidence-based, and integrative.

As a marriage and family therapist, Christina focuses heavily on relationships. These relationships may be with ourselves, friends, family, significant others, schools, or even community. When individuals learn how to be successful in a relationship, they can learn how to get their needs met no matter the situation.

Christina believes this is especially important to teach our youngest population who currently face more stressors and mental health issues than ever before. Christina brings a deep sensitivity and nurturing approach to her therapy practice. She believes that individuals and family become who they truly are in a safe, welcoming, and loving environment — free from judgment and imposed expectation. In working with Christina, you can expect to feel unconditionally seen for who you are and safely encouraged to explore the most challenging parts of your life and relationships.

Christina received her Master of Science Degree from Friends University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her ongoing training focuses on family, attachment, crisis intervention, and trauma. She is heavily influenced by the attachment and trauma models of Dan Hughes (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) and Karyn Purvis (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), while also working in Family systems therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Parent Management Training.

Christina has experience in the following areas:

  • Abuse
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Blended Families
  • Christian Counseling
  • Communication Issues
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • School Problems
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Teen Substance Abuse
  • Trauma

Christina can be reached by phone at 630.718.0717, ext. 215 or email christina@fvinstitute.com. For immediate assistance to schedule an appointment, please connect with one of our Client Care Specialists at 630.718.0717, ext. 240.