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.
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
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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