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

Changing Your Mood and Life By Writing

May 17, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Last year, an article in the Star Tribune on January 19th caught my eye. As someone who has long kept personal diaries, I often wondered if the negative beliefs I had written about myself over those agonizing junior and high school years could have been rewritten to more satisfying conclusions about myself. Those diaries were … Read More

Change…Be in Charge of the Process

March 29, 2016By The Calli Institute

If you are reading this, chances are either you or someone you know is involved in . This means that change is somewhere on your radar. Change can be a scary thing.  We are indeed creatures of habit, where the inevitable act of doing something different and embracing change can make us feel nervous. Alongside … 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


April 14, 2014By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Vulnerability is a big part of counseling . To be able to be vulnerable with oneself is one thing but to be able to be vulnerable and not “disappear” in front of another is even more difficult. The first book I remember reading was  “Shame, The Power of Caring” by Gershen Kaufman. It taught me … Read More