The Different Roads to Relationship Health

August 1, 2019By The Calli Institute

Modern marriage has come a long way from the age of dowries, trousseaus, exchange of lands, and “till death do you part.” Modern marriage doesn’t have to be exclusively between a man or a woman but can embrace marriage between two men, two women and more broadly can join any two people who want to … Read More

Understanding The Link Between Your Relationships and Mental Health

February 14, 2019By The Calli Institute

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be surprised to know how important those special people in our lives are for our mental health and wellness. Through our interactions with friends, partners, parents, step-parents, or even our siblings, we establish certain behaviors that either positively or negatively influence the way we feel about … Read More

Accelerated Therapy

May 14, 2018By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

If your car were stalling repeatedly, would you assume it could be fixed in weekly, 45-minute intervals? Probably not. Attempting to solve your car problems this way would only allow you to address superficial issues. Sure, it might drive nicely for a while, but a part of you would be anticipating when the next stall … Read More

The Challenge of Children’s Mental Health

May 2, 2017By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I grew up in an era (the 50’s and 60’s) when mental health was not discussed at all, let alone considered as something that children had. Children could have separation anxiety; nervous stomachs, concentration problems or were labeled as “sensitive”, “angry” or “different”. Adolescence was supposed to be somewhat difficult and the behaviors we now … Read More

5 Tips for Back to School Mental Health

August 26, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

The summer has flown by and schools are beginning to open their doors and sharpen their pencils for the fall semester. Whether your kids are excited to go back to class or desperately holding on to the last few days of summer vacation, the change can have a major impact on mental health. Here are five … Read More

The Importance of Staying Connected

August 2, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Growing up, my parents led very active social lives. They went out on weekends with their friends, got involved with charities, enrolled in continuing education classes and volunteered for causes they believed in. I have watched my parents’ generation age and have learned so much from their example. Although some-including my mom-have passed away, the … Read More

Women and Body Image

June 15, 2014By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

We might have historically gotten through (hopefully) the worst winter in 30 years. The next season outside of avoiding the potholes is…..BATHING SUIT SEASON  !!!!  This is when notoriously the scale , the mirror and those summer clothes that we put away start to call out to us. Our body image raises its critical voice … Read More