Christina Hoffstrom


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Family friendly, warm, easy to connect with and a huge proponent of Play Therapy, Christina Hoffstrom has recently named Chicago home after moving roots from Michigan. Her Social Work career has had many exciting adventures including the extended experience learning and practicing experiential therapies and techniques. These make working with her an exciting experience as she can often “shake things up” with different tools and non traditional activities.

She is a champion for kids and teens and a huge advocate for families. Her passion for enhancing family relationships is ever present along with her love for connecting with children and young adults. Past career work as a Child Welfare Advocate, and Family Reunification Team Leader have shaped her clinical openness to all family arrangements and partnerships. Christina will be the first to stand up for connecting others even in non-traditional family situations as well as supporting increasing communication within relationships.

Additionally, Christina integrates solution focused therapy into her work with adults. Guests who work with Christina come away with concrete skills to help increase emotional regulation, boundary setting and self care. Her blend of DBT and ACT skills helps guests identify committed actions that can lead to changes even during difficult times. Christina’s past experience advocating for guests in the legal system has made her enjoy working with guests who are looking to take charge and grow their ability to advocate for themselves.

Overall, guests experience Christina as eager to help, open to push others to do “outside of session” homework, and an advocate for Parents. She works well with single adults and emerging adults going through life transitions because she knows how to help others navigate life stage questions. Her skills include Mindfulness, Experiential Therapy, and Play Therapy. Her interests include guiding those with relationship stressors, work stress and burnout, as well as communication struggles.