Ambiguous Loss

July 24, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I think it is fair to assume that this reading audience has had an experience of loss in their lives. A family member, friend, mentor, community member, or a pet.  There is a predictable, though painful journey in the grief process when there is something tangible to grieve. There are rituals that surround the death, … 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

Health is a Journey

March 8, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Too often, we think of health–whether mental, physical or emotional–as a static state. Once we lose weight, attain sobriety, return from the throes of depression, anxiety, addiction or some other illness to a manageable state, we believe we won’t have to worry anymore or continue to manage our health. We believe our problem will remain … Read More

How Do You Know When You Are Mentally Healthy?

February 22, 2016By The Calli Institute

We can look in the mirror and see a radiant glow in our skin, shiny hair, firm muscle tone and a smile on our faces that reflect a healthy body. We can measure our blood pressure, lipid, thyroid and blood sugar levels (among many things) to confirm good physical health. But how do we truly … 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