What to Expect at Your First Therapy Appointment

November 11, 2019By The Calli Institute

When you’re ready to take the first step in your mental health journey, it’s normal to experience a mix of anxiety and apprehension—especially if you’ve never talked to a therapist before. At The Calli Institute, our mission is to help you feel safe and comfortable the minute you walk through our doors. From there, you’ll … Read More

Every 13 Seconds

October 25, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

In the time it took you to count to 13, someone in this country took their own life. Think of it. Counting to 13 doesn’t take that long. A friend, a family member, a colleague, a neighbor, a co-worker, a stranger, a celebrity are dead, in the time it took to count to 13. Suicide … 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

Surviving Grief Overload

July 7, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Grief is a journey that we will travel eventually in our lifetimes. The loss of a family member or friend, changes in our own physical health or to those of our loved ones as well as the ambiguous losses of changes in employment, finances, family composition can affect us with a grief response. There is … Read More

Man’s Best Friend (And Therapist)

January 29, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Every other Saturday at the Calli Institute in Maple Grove, Otis greets patients at the door and offers support and attentive listening during therapy sessions. As the official Calli Institute therapy dog, Otis has worked side-by-side with his owner and boss, therapist Cathy Malmon, LICSW, LMFT since the mental health clinic opened its doors in … 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