Malorie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist and Certified Yoga Teacher with over 7 years experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families in private practice, acute inpatient care, intensive outpatient and residential treatment settings. Malorie has a passion for serving vulnerable populations, including trauma survivors, the chronically suicidal, co-occurring disorders, military service members, and those from multicultural backgrounds in short and long-term treatment. Her joy for life and professional tenacity have broadened her scope of practice and provided her the clinical and relational skills to deliver culturally-competent and trauma-informed care to humans from all walks of life. She has developed various treatment programs at the Intensive Outpatient Program level (IOP) to include a multifamily IOP to treat chronically suicidal youth and their family members, Military Sexual Trauma Survivors IOP and Trauma-Focused IOP for Military service members suffering with PTSD.
Malorie has a psychodynamic yet present-centered approach to therapy, exploring the client’s inner-world and authentic voice. Showing up with an open heart and transparent outlook, she shares her genuine curiosity for heart-work and empowered growth. She sees herself as more of a guide in the healing process, offering compassionate support, engaged listening, and experiential practices. She comes from the philosophy that talking is only one avenue of emotional expression. This reality allows for experiential elements of play, music, art, humor, movement, and mindfulness to regulate the nervous system. Using these methods to co-create a therapeutic space that safely sifts through the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual blocks that surface. Sometimes this looks like holding space in a given moment—providing a stable ground that invites you to be completely where you are at, without judgment, criticism or blame. This can also involve offering accessible tools that help you to develop a more mindful way of being and to design a life worth living. Active engagement in the process allows for observation of not only what is said, but also the subtle body languages that accompanies those words. This guided curiosity supports an experiential process that facilitates a deeper understanding of the intuitive wisdom of your mind, body, and soul. For some people this is about having a space to feel heard and seen. For others it means freeing themselves from outdated scripts and patterns embedded into the body. Often it is about learning how to trust again through the power of connection to self and others.
Various theories and interventions are integrated in her practice in order to meet the unique needs and goals of each human. Some modalities that inform her treatment are: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Self-Psychology, Relational Theory, Gestalt Theory, Attachment Theory, and the Neuroaffective Relational Model . While insight-oriented therapy can be informative and mobilizing, she finds it valuable to implement behavioral practices such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Play Therapy techniques, somatic body awareness through mindfulness and the healing art of Yoga.