Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Existential challenges / crises
Mallory Kroll is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lexington, MA specializing in spirituality, psychotherapeutic Reiki, self-esteem, existential challenges, and life transitions. As a Reiki master, her area of expertise is in providing psychotherapeutic Reiki and energy healing to foster a strong mind-body connection with her clients. If clients opt to try Reiki, she offers both hands-on and hovering options to ensure clients’ maximal comfort. She also has a special interest in spirituality and helping her clients become more attuned to their inner voice.
Mallory takes an eclectic approach, flexibly tailoring her style to meet the unique needs of each client. She provides strength-based psychotherapy, empowering clients to examine deep-rooted patterns, manage stress in healthier ways, and strengthen their identities. She is committed to building a therapeutic relationship with each client in a non-judgmental, accepting, and compassionate manner.
Mallory supports teenagers, young adults, college and graduate students, adults, and parents. Although she works with a diverse and varied population of clients, she has a special interest in working with women.
Spirituality – Exploring the internal connection that we feel with source energy or with the divine. This may relate to god, or a specific deity like Jesus or Buddha, but I often speak about spirituality in terms of the Universe and with our own connection to ourselves and the connection to something that is larger than ourselves. I work with clients around exploring what their own unique sense of spirituality means to them.
Psychotherapeutic Reiki – A gentle, hands-on therapeutic technique that relieves stress, promotes balance and harmony, and supports your own healing process
Self-esteem – Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Life transitions – Adjusting to parenthood, college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Initial session: $175 (50min)
Ongoing sessions: $130/session (50min)
Therapist's note: Mallory can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"My work with clients focuses on providing client centered and strength-based psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults as well as offering parent support. I work with many different types of clients from varied backgrounds, and feel privileged to have the opportunity to hear each person's unique story. I work to empower clients to look at deep-rooted patterns, explore and strengthen identity, gain a better understanding of past experiences and their impact on current functioning, as well as learning ways to manage stress and feelings in healthy ways. I also provide psychotherapeutic Reiki and incorporate energy healing into sessions. Reiki in combination with psychotherapy creates a profound effect on people's emotional lives, their relationships, as well as their physical health. This approach fosters the mind-body connection and is rooted in non-judgement, self-compassion, and acceptance. I look at my time with clients as an honor allowing me to bear witness to healing and change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is vital for this healing process and I work to provide all clients a safe space in which they can feel heard and understood."
Treatment approachesAttachment-Focused Relational TherapyAttachment-focused relational therapy aims to strengthen the relationship between child and family by involving the entire family in the therapeutic process. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Humanistic TherapyHumanistic Therapy focuses on each person's individual nature, accentuating his or her positive traits and ability to find growth, healing, and fulfilling within themselves. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Jungian TherapyThe goal of Jungian therapy is to bring awareness to both the conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, such that clients can move beyond symptom relief to create lasting change in relationships and emotional development. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychotherapeutic ReikiReiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Strength-Based TherapyThrough strength-based therapy, the positive aspects of a client's character are highlighted rather than his or her weaknesses. It encourages clients to cultivate their interests, identify their strengths, and build upon them to reach goals and establish resilience. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Children's Charter Trauma Clinic, 2013 - 2018
Lesley University, MA, 2013
Lesley University, BS, 2009