John A.  Mallinen

John A. Mallinen

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Pennsylvania Waitlist Online
Jenkintown Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Men's health
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Self-esteem
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

John Mallinen is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Jenkintown, PA. With over a decade of experience, John is passionate about working with adults who have depression - especially those that have tried various treatments for depression but still feel overwhelmed with their symptoms. John’s approach builds on these clients’ previous experiences with mental health care by helping them find ways to walk through their adversity with less judgment and greater acceptance of themselves. John is also passionate about working with men, including men who feel a lack of fulfillment in their daily lives, or men who might have trouble connecting with those around them.

In sessions with a client, John will focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship, which is a core element of Gestalt and Psychoanalytic Therapies (John's primary modes of treatment). From this bond, the client will start to process through past experiences and current feelings or fears. In this approach, John supports the client in finding empowerment to make changes in their lives or relationships.

John earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern University. He has an additional certificate in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia. When appropriate, John enjoys supporting clients to better understand their own spirituality and how it impacts their mental health or daily life.


Message to clients

If you're struggling with a lack of fulfillment, pervasive feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, guilt, or fear, you may be a good candidate for therapy. Reaching out for help can be daunting, especially if you've been conditioned not to admit difficulty or hardship (as most of us have). I want you to know that I don't take lightly your decision to reach out for help, and I always aim to do my best to truly listen, hear, and understand the struggles you are facing.

If you are interested in pursing therapy with me, we will schedule an initial appointment in which you can fill me in on the concerns or difficulties you are presently facing. Near the end of that appointment, if we agree that we are a good "fit", we will schedule a second appointment in which I will obtain a detailed history of your life; occasionally obtaining a thorough history can extend into a third session. Together these sessions constitute the 'consultation phase' of therapy. My goal is at the end of these sessions to obtain a thorough understanding of who you are, and present my thoughts on what your therapy might look like.

I value my profession and my role in society as a professional counselor, and consider it a privilege to work with clients in therapy. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, or if you'd like to schedule an initial appointment.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

John Mallinen is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (45min)
  • Initial session: $160 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8 am - 4 pm
  • Fri 8 am - 4 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Jenkintown practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 9 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Onward Behavioral Health, Executive Director / Clinical Supervisor / IOP Group Therapist, 2015 - 2021
Girard Medical Center, Clinical Supervisor / Therapist , 2014 - 2015
Wedge Medical Center, Outpatient Therapist , 2013 - 2014
Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health, Outpatient Therapist , 2012 - 2013
Project Transition , Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor , 2010 - 2012

Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia, Certified Gestalt Therapist , 2020
Eastern University, Master of Arts in Community/Clinical Counseling , 2010
Eastern University, Bachelor of Arts , 2006


Licensure

Pennsylvania: PC007189


Languages

English