Kristin Canan, MSW, LGSW

Kristin Canan Portrait

Clinical Director

Kristin holds a Master of Social Work degree and Interpersonal Trauma Studies certification from University of Denver. Kristin has empowered individuals' healing journeys in a multitude of therapeutic, administrative, program development, and community-based roles through her work in addiction treatment, outpatient psychiatry, victim crisis response, sexual assault and domestic violence victim advocacy, and bereavement services. She has worked extensively with survivors and surviving family members of trauma and loss and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Kristin specializes in navigating the intersections between trauma responses, mental health disorders, and presenting unhealthy coping skills such as substance abuse, self-harm, suicidality, and eating disordered behaviors. Kristin has been invited to speak at national and international conferences all over the United States. She has served as a trauma and grief expert for an international crisis intervention training organization. Kristin has also authored and published multiple articles on responding to sexual violence and has developed curricula for the Graduate School of Social Work at University of Denver. As Clinical Director at Magnolia Creek, Kristin oversees clinical program development; supervises clinical, dietetic, and direct care staff; ensures quality client care; and provides individual and group therapy to residential and partial hospitalization clientele.

Kristin has lived all over the United States but will always be a Midwesterner (and a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan) at heart. Kristin loves the outdoors, and in her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, bonfires, traveling, and attending live performances of any kind.


  • Testimonial 1
    Testimonial 1
    Client1Just wanted to let you know that everything's going great, and I'm not letting myself disappear. (My living situation) is ideal and I couldn't be happier. Thank you for helping me learn to love life.

    Former Client - Magnolia Creek

  • Testimonial 2
    Testimonial 2
    client2How do you thank someone who has given you their life back? I can't even put into words how much you all mean to me. Magnolia Creek was a gift from God.

    Former Client - Magnolia Creek

  • Testimonial 3
    Testimonial 3
    Client3You are changing people's lives. There is no greater thing than what you all are doing...Thank you for treating [our daughter] with respect and helping her recover herself back. What a gift you have given to us. We can never say thank you enough.

    Family of Former Client - Magnolia Creek

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