GRETCHEN MALLIOS

My approach to therapy is guided by my studies of the MindBody connection and what it reveals about our innate capacity to heal and be well.   As a Licensed therapist,  I have extensive experience working with a variety of emotional and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and traumatic stress.  I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, having completed Levels 1 & 2 in 2006, followed by ongoing consultation and continued training in more advanced applications of EMDR.   As a complement to EMDR, I also study, practice and draw from the Science of Yoga.  Combined, these two areas of practice serve as  the foundation of my therapeutic approach.  


In the therapy room, my role is that of teacher and facilitator of the client's rediscovery of the body's innate wisdom and potential.  My objective is to assist my clients in healing from stress and trauma by helping them to awaken to their true nature, release patterns of coping that no longer serve them, and facilitate the processing and release of past traumas.   Through deepening a person's sense of the MindBody Connection, each client then becomes empowered with the tool of consciousness, which is a powerful ally in healing and personal growth.  Although I am a specialist in the treatment of trauma and stress related conditions, I see the client as the ultimate expert and the agent of change in the process.  


Over the course of my career, I have developed an expertise in several populations and treatment issues, including maternal mental health, attachment disorders, complex and developmental trauma.  In order to learn more about my work, please see the following links:



In 2018, I founded Positively Yoga in order to create a safe, affordable, and specialized source of trauma informed yoga.  This small studio environment provides the opportunity for clients and yoga students to discover the deeply therapeutic benefits of yoga from a traditional perspective.  To find out more, click on the Positively Yoga  tab at the top of the page.

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