BIO - GRETCHEN MALLIOS

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker,  I have experience working with a variety of emotional and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and traumatic stress.  As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I have spent numerous hours studying, applying, and being evaluated in the use of EMDR Therapy techniques.   I also study, practice and draw from the Science of Yoga as another pathway to healing for clients.  These two areas of practice serve as  the foundation of my therapeutic approach; my goal is to faciliate the strengthening of a client's  MindBody Connection as a path to healing and wholeness.


Over the course of my professional career, I have developed an expertise in several populations and treatment issues.  In 2009, I trained in the identification and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders with Postpartum Support International.  From 2008-2016 I served on the board of San Diego's Postpartum Health Alliance and remain an active supporter of this valuable local organization.  From 2015-2016, I had the honor of serving on the California State Task Force for Maternal Mental Health Care.  I continue to serve as a Trainer, Speaker, and Consultant on Maternal Mental Health whenever the opportunity or need arises.   You can learn more about me and my work on behalf of mental health in the following links: