Dr. Lori Malkasian

(Psy.D, LMHC)

About Me

Life sometimes hands us situations that are just too difficult to deal with on our own. The good news is that you don't have to! Together we can discuss the issues that you are struggling with to find more effective strategies to manage these difficulties. I treat a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety and anger problems. Sometimes it just takes an outside perspective to help you gain a better understanding of what is going on in your life. I'm happy to help you work through these difficulties.

I help deal with a variety of issues such as social skills, school problems, anger management, depression, anxiety and family issues. Parenting is the most difficult job in the world but you don't have to do it alone. Together we can get your family on track!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 20

Licensing

LMHC #4564 (Expires: 2017-12-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 23, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks relationship, and intimacy-related

Very helpful and understanding of my situation.

Written by S.U. on Aug 31, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

I have been working with Dr. Malkasian for almost a month. I have a lot of experience working with therapists and needed to find someone to best meet my needs during this point in my life. I greatly appreciate that Dr. Malkasian thoughtfully responds to my messages in a timely manner and has clearly read what I've shared. I was a bit worried about the effectiveness of online therapy, however have let those worries go. I feel safe and supported in continuing my journey with Dr. M online :).

Written by A.M. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Lori is extremely kind, empathetic, and has wonderful insight on a variety of life topics. She also has a great sense of humor and has helped me more in this short time frame than I have in the 3 years I received in-person counseling. I'm thankful I got to connect with her through BetterHelp!

Written by J.E. on Aug 09, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks trauma and abuse, and bipolar

Positive, caring individual. You can really feel her support even through messages.

Written by V.I. on Aug 09, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Malkasian is a lovely soul who can see what you're trying to ask for without you knowing what to ask for. She's always a good ear, and very neutral. She truly wants the best for her client, and for that I'm grateful.

Written by H.E. on Jun 28, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, eating, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Lori is very kind and can read between the lines!

Written by R.E. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Malkasian is an extremely friendly and understanding individual. If I don't use the services as often, she would always check up on me and see if I'm doing okay, she's always available and is very supportive.

Written by H.E. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 5 months eating

Lori is one of the most down to earth people I have ever worked with! She holds me accountable when I try to use my wonderfully distorted logic. She is very responsive and I know that when I really need her for a phone call she will schedule it at her soonest availability. She's been there through a lot with me recently and I couldn't recommend her enough for how supportive she is.... Really she's just pretty awesome!

Written by A.Y. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Malkasian has been amazing as a counselor. She’s always on point and straightforward with me. It has just been a great experience talking with her and having her guide me with what I’m going through right now. Talking with her helped me gain perspective in the situations I am in and the ways I can overcome it.

Written by J.U. on Jun 05, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Although I have not been working with Dr. Malkasian long, she has helped me a great deal with personal anxieties I was experiencing and was able to make me feel comfortable with chatting with her almost right away. She is a great counselor to have on your side.

Written by A.L on Apr 29, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 4 months

I find writing to Lori to be incredibly helpful. It's almost like a diary that gives you feedback! I love the convenience of being able to write at any time from anywhere, and not having to attend an appointment.

Written by A.N. on Apr 28, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

I really like the support and validation of my thoughts and feelings and help organizing how to deal with stressful situations.

Written by B.R. on Apr 27, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Malkasian is wonderful! She truly cares -- and you feel that. She will check on me when I haven't responded for a while just to make sure I'm okay. She has helped me tremendously with issues that I have battled for years. She tells you what you need to hear, even if it isn't what you want to hear. She has incredible insight and asks thought-provoking questions. She helped me help myself. So much gratitude for the healing and empowering help.

Written by L.E on Apr 25, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Love having dr. M. As my therapist she's easy to talk too easy to get along with gives great advice and never judges you even if you mess up.... quick responses as well... 😊

Written by J.O on Apr 12, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and bipolar

Dr. Malkasian has truly changed my life. She is always there when I need help, and responds to my messages as soon as she can. She always gives great advice, including real worldly experiences, and knows all of the right questions to ask to address your problems. I would highly recommend her.

Written by T.O. on Apr 09, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

Available and kind. Patient and non judgemental. I owe so much to Dr. Malaysian for being there for me.

Written by E.V. on Mar 28, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and bipolar

Dr. Malkasian is a wonderful therapist, who responds insightfully and promptly, getting to the heart of the issues at hand and looking for resolution. Her advice has helped me tackle major life changes that are coming up for me this year, and I know that she is genuinely interested in making sure I'm ok.

Written by M.A on Mar 27, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, and stress, anxiety

I've never been one to sit in a room and work out issues I've been having. Largely due to scheduling conflicts, but also because I am a writer and I find that when I am in a session with someone I always forget everything I have been dealing with.

Being able to write my thoughts down has been a much better experience overall and I feel I have made much better progress because of it.

Dr. Malkasian has been fantastic and I am so glad that I made the effort to give Better Help a shot. She responds quickly and also follows up regularly if she hasn't heard from me which is great as I am a scatter brain. I highly recommend this form of therapy.

Cheers,
M

Written by S.A on Mar 07, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and bipolar

Dr Malkasian is great. Clear communication and really helpful.

Written by M.A. on Feb 25, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. M has been wonderful!! Her responses are very timely and spot on. I'm looking forward to working with her more.

Written by R.O on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and family

Dr Malkasian has been very helpful and easy to work with. She is very responsive and always follows up and checks in regularly. Her advice has been excellent!

Written by J.E on Feb 15, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 months depression, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Dr Malkasian has helped me through a bit of a rough patch, she's easy to talk to and good at giving you a perspective of things so you can move on with your life again.

Written by E.L. on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 6 days

Living in the Middle East and never having counseling before, I had some concern undergoing an online counseling. However, I am happy I took the decision and even happier that Dr. Malkasian helped me. Even though our counseling was short, Dr. Malkasian really understood my needs and responded promptly and efficiently to my messages. She helped me a lot to reflect on the things I had issues with by asking enough questions . She explained to me why I was feeling the way I was feeling without going into personal and sensitive information. I was surprised how comfortable she made me feel and how fast I talked about my issues. I highly recommend Dr. Malkasian!

Written by C.H on Feb 11, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I very very much love this app and Dr. Malkasian. Dr. Malkasian is very down to earth and she is super easy to get along with. She completely understands my wants and need as a therapist and even exceeds them. Dr. Malkasian has helped me a lot to relieve stress. I have never been able to open up to a therapist before but she is very understanding and not judgmental in a rude or mean way, which are the most important traits for me. Dr. Malkasian is also very understanding with how often I can message back. She understands that sometimes I need to message her multiple times in a day. Or that I need a few days to respond or message her because I'm busy. Dr. Malkasian has been a tremendous help and I would recommend many people to her. Thanks so much for everything you have done for me :)

Written by K.A on Feb 04, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 1 month intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

Dr. Malkasian is great! She's honest and super responsive. I really appreciate the support she is willing to give and the helpful ways she has me thinking about my issues.

Written by H.E on Feb 04, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks eating

Dr. Malkasian is extremely understanding and very responsive to messages. She is easy to talk to and very helpful.

Written by M.I on Jan 19, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, and grief

She has been very prompt with her responses and reaches out to me.

Written by A.L on Jan 19, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Lori has been the guidance I've needed to get me through heartbreak.

Written by K.A on Jan 19, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She's great. The first professional I've ever talked to that made me feel understood and that ALL my feelings matter--no matter how small or complex.

Written by H.A on Jan 15, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and anger

Thank you for all your help so far, it's been great having someone to talk to and work out my issues with.

Written by K.I on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 2 days stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

She asks great questions for me to open up my mind and more or less answer my own questions.

Written by S.H on Jan 05, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

She is really nice and does not push me to make changes in my life. She has great tools to help improve my communication skills..If I dont write for a while she will message me to be sure I'm ok.

Written by G.E on Jan 01, 2017 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Dr. Malkasian is wonderful. I have not known her very long but feel comforted by her support and guidance. Yes, I would recommend you to work with her, as she can help you with your troubled thoughts! With her, I do not feel alone in my journey.

Written by A.D on Dec 31, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Malkasian is very thoughtful and truly cares about the mental health of her clients. I came to her at a time when I desperately needed help and she responded promptly on a Sunday. She is also very open minded and will listen to your thoughts entirely before responding.

Written by A.N on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

Dr. Malkasian is great so far! I message her very sporadically and she's great about responding as soon as possible. More importantly, she's a great counselor and does a great job helping me work on my specific goals. Always kind but realistic, exactly what I need.

Written by N.I on Dec 21, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 days addictions

Dr. Malkasian is very effective. She cuts right to the chase with clear, focused and detail-oriented questions. She provides sound advice and really keeps a healthy conversation open and alive everyday. She's very prompt in her responses and immediately gives the impression of someone who you can take confidence in.

Written by L.I on Dec 13, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Malkasian is amazing! She has been extremely supportive and very understanding since day one. She always took her time to explain to me and make me understand better what I'm going through, and she always helped making me see the situation more objectively. When I was dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety and thought that I couldn't feel better, she taught me some essential breathing exercises that helped me a lot and that I do every day now. With her help I feel hopeful again, and I am very lucky that she is my counselor!

Written by S.A on Nov 27, 2016 after counseling with Lori for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

Lori is a nice and considerate person. Also very fun and uplifting!!