Christine Mark-Griffin holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in San Francisco, California. She has been working with children, youth, mothers and families for the past decade in a variety of capacities. She is the author of the book, ‘EMDR Workbook for Kids’. She has also created and provided trainings for mental health professionals, educators, school districts, non-profit and professional organizations on topics such as suicide prevention, mental health, mindfulness, trauma, self-care and building resiliency.
Christine’s social work journey began as a mentor for at-risk children & youth in a mentoring program for survivors of domestic violence. This experience sparked her interest in working with underprivileged children & youth towards a career as a social worker. Over the years, Christine’s professional experience has included working with children, adolescents and adults through child welfare, school-based mental health programs and victims of crime programs. This has exposed her to working with diverse populations dealing with various issues involving child maltreatment, severe mental health and complex trauma.
As a professional with experience in the child welfare, behavioural health and public school systems, Christine has a wealth of knowledge and understanding to an array of challenges in working with children and adolescents including: severe mental health, childhood experienced trauma, sexual trauma, dual diagnosis, maternal mental health, learning disabilities, substance abuse, substance exposure, juvenile delinquency, immigration, incarceration, commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), domestic violence, gang violence, grief and loss, attachment problems, post-traumatic stress and much more.
Christine is a certified EMDR Therapist and EMDR Consultant-in-Training (CIT) who specializes in working with women and children. Christine uses a strength based approach and works closely with clients to create an individualized plan to begin sparking a way towards wellness in a motivating and meaningful way. She combines several therapeutic evidenced based techniques and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy, Trauma Conscious Yoga Method (TCYM), Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and TraumaPlay to help support children, adolescents, adults and families towards their overall wellness goals.