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

EMDR Training

November 18, 2013By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I have  long wanted to add another set of skills.  The past few months, I have been taking training through the Midwest Center for EMDR and Training. The skills have been invaluable but they have also taught me a valuable lesson about the brain’s capacity to heal. Just as the body seems to know what it … Read More

Sometimes The Best Therapy Is A Good Laugh

August 14, 2013By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I was in our office last Saturday and Michelle, one of our therapists, was seeing a client. There was no other activity in the clinic. Otis and I were “working” on catching up on some paperwork. Though the sound machine was on and our music was playing in the lobby. I could hear the distinctive … Read More