Tania Sossi, Chief Operating Officer
Start Date: 2018
Tania Sossi graduated from University of Texas at Brownsville with a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, certified as a Child Parent Psychotherapist (CPP), trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a trauma-informed provider.
Tania has extensive clinical experience working in schools, homes, offices and residential facilities. Working with children and adolescents struggling with significant trauma, mental health challenges and school related issues. In addition to her clinical experience, she has significant program development and fundraising background.
Tania spent the past six years with the Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up. She has worked as a Individual and Family Preservation Therapist, Program Supervisor, Director of New Business Development, and now COO.
By creating opportunities for growth and a brighter future, Tania has assisted individuals of all ages manage and overcome life challenges. She is also devoted to providing skills and support for individuals and their families. These skills help them to regain hope and take steps towards long-term sustainable changes. Tania is a true asset to the long-term growth at the Griffith Centers.
Christina Murphy, Chief Executive Officer
Start Date: 2018
Christina Murphy graduated from Regis University with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the Honors Society at Regis University. Christina is also trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, and is a trauma-informed provider. In addition, Christina has extensive clinical experience in working with children who have been adopted and who have had significant trauma exposure due to physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse.
Christina has spent that last eleven years with the Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up working as a Family Preservation Therapist, Program Manager, Director of Community Programs, Director of Business Development, Executive Vice President, and now serves as the President/CEO.
Christina is a systems counselor, in that she believes that the child is a part of a "system"; the child is not just an individual but an intricate part of a larger system that has the ability to help the child heal. Her philosophy in mental health treatment is to allow each child the opportunity to express and learn in an environment that is familiar, by building a solid rapport.
Christina feels that having appropriate clinical expectations is key to a child's ability to process and move forward from traumatic experiences. Christina also believes that each child has the ability to process as they see fit, and she will not "push" a child to remember, process, or grieve a traumatic experience without the child's permission. While in treatment, the parents, caregivers, or legal guardians will be expected to be actively involved, through parent education, family therapy sessions, feedback sessions, and treatment planning.