Mary Mallinson, LSCW

Mary Mallinson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #101045
Tel: 619-363-1920

Mary Mallinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Diego and has been in the mental health field since 2014. Mary graduated from San Diego State University with her Masters in Social Work and has experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence, families and children involved with the child welfare system, young adults, adults abused as children, individuals with substance abuse disorders, individuals with gambling addictions, fertility issues, and with mothers and new parents experiencing peripartum mood disorders.

Mary spent over six years working with children and families who were involved in the Child Welfare Services in various capacities. Through this type of work, Mary has seen how unresolved and unaddressed childhood traumas impact people as adults, the relationships they have, and the choices and decisions they make. The work Mary did within CWS informs how she works with her clients, coming from a strengths-based approach, and believing that people deep inside know what they need. Additionally, Mary also has experience in working with individuals coming from diverse cultural, religious, sexual orientations, and national backgrounds. Mary comes from a culturally responsive lenses and sees her clients’ cultural backgrounds as significant strengths in their lives, whether they are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and/or relationship issues.

Mary has received training in areas of Trauma-Informed therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Cognitive Processing therapy, Systems Approach, and Internal Family Systems. Mary is a lifelong learner and believes that the therapeutic relationship between a therapist and a client is very much collaborative, respectful, and supportive.

“It starts with you talking to yourself like you would a loved one and giving yourself permission to make you a priority in your life. That can be enough to take the first step into therapy. It would be a tremendous privilege to bear witness, make space, and help you see just how much you matter.” Mary is in this field because she deeply believes that regardless of a person’s suffering in life, they wholeheartedly deserve to live to their potential.

We look forward to working with you…