Dr. Mark Maluga is licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in providing mental health and behavioral issues psychotherapy to teens, college-aged individuals, adults, and couples. He has provided clinical services in primary care, psychiatric, outpatient, and agency settings. Areas of specialization are Health Psychology, mind/body interventions, LGBT health (life phases, marginalization, family dynamics, HIV, victims of bullying, and couples), co-occurring mental health and medical symptoms, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, and life transitions. Dr. Maluga utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and schema therapy. He is also a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy clinician. Various cognitive spiritual and complementary interventions (Mindfulness, Yoga, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Therapy) utilized as needed.
Dr. Maluga graduated from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA and the Human Services and Counseling Program at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Chicago Lakeshore Hospital in Chicago, IL. He completed a predoctoral internship with Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento CA and a clinical externship with Michael Reese/Provident Cook County Hospitals.
“Each client is an individual that brings a unique story and history to the table typically involving emotional, family, trauma, and relational challenges. A treatment plan is tailor-made for each client which incorporates holistic goals and interventions (cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual). The client is the change agent of their own healing and transformation utilizing the insight gained from the psychotherapy process.”