She works with people of all ages, often presenting with trauma, depression, or developmental disabilities. With a background in creative art therapy and in collaboration with Elkhart Art League and the Elkhart County Victim’s Assistance Division, Malone developed Survive to Thrive, a series of six workshops to support those affected by sexual harassment or violence. Inspired by her experience as a survivor, her goal was to develop a safe forum for survivors to engage in dialogue about sexual traumas.
Malone earned her master’s from Pratt Institute in 2013 in Creative Arts Therapy. She has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working in many settings including schools, community mental health centers, hospitals, and day-service programs for persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
In her practice with survivors of trauma, she combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gestalt therapies with the Expressive Therapies Continuum and Sensory Integration Theory. The combination of these approaches provides ease of mind and body when healing from trauma.
Malone is a mother to a 12-year-old son and appreciates getting creative and enjoying the small things in life with gratitude with her son and loved ones. She is also a member of the Goshen Painters guild and supports engagements in community arts and activism events.