Mallory

Hostick

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Registered Social Worker
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English

Mallory is here to support you with disordered eating, self-esteem, and relationships.

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Mallory is experienced in helping people navigate eating disorders or disordered eating. She can also support you to overcome related challenges such as emotion regulation, major life changes, relationships, low self-esteem, and lack of motivation. Mallory recognizes that people living with an eating disorder often feel isolated, confused, or ashamed, so she also supports parents, siblings, friends, and other loved ones who are touched by an eating disorder. Mallory approaches these deeply personal topics free of judgment, and understands that you might have conflicting feelings about change. 

Mallory supports people of all ages with anxiety and depression. She realizes that life can get complicated, but believes that your challenges don’t define you. She can help you target intrusive thoughts, enhance your sense of self, learn new coping skills, and empower you to practice them in your everyday life. Mallory uses a strength-based approach to help you refine your ability to communicate, set boundaries, and resolve conflicts. 

Mallory’s calm and welcoming nature creates a safe space where you can be vulnerable. She draws from various therapeutic approaches and a diverse skill set to support you. Mallory strongly believes that you are the expert of your own story, and she will tailor her approach to your needs and desires.

In her personal life, Mallory values a healthy work-life balance, which includes daily self-care. She enjoys walking with her new puppy Daisy, powering through a Peloton workout, or baking anything with chocolate. Mallory appreciates the power of laughter and is never afraid to make fun of herself. Her goal, above all else, is to help you find a reason to smile every day. 

Right for you if:

You are looking to process your emotions, thoughts and urges.
You, or someone you love has been touched by an eating disorder.
You are looking for strategies to strengthen your relationships.
You are wanting to learn practical skills to cope with anxiety and depression.

More about

Mallory

Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2021)

Addiction and Mental Health Graduate Certificate, Durham College (2020) 

Bachelor of Social Work, Ryerson University (2018)

Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (Kinark Child & Family Services)

Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Change (C4 Innovates)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: An Introduction to Essential Components (SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health)

Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Beck Institute)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training – Foundation & Advanced (Kinark Child & Family Services)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

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Q&A

How do you describe therapy?
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship between therapist and client that involves working towards mutually agreed upon goals. Whether the individual is looking for validation, problem solving, or simply a good listener, therapy is the vessel by which these desires may be obtained.
What does good mental health look like to you?
I believe having good mental health means the ability to acknowledge when something challenging or difficult has happened and pull from a variety of healthy coping tools to support oneself through it.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
"This too shall pass". Fighting our emotions delays our acceptance and ability to move forward. This idea resonates with me as it reminds me what I am feeling is temporary, and I will get to a place of calm again. This is in line with DBT's philosophy of riding the wave. Much like a surfer wouldn't fight the powerful wave and rather ride the natural tide, it is critical to allow our emotions to be with us despite being difficult, as we know it will eventually return to baseline.

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