Malin McKinley (She/Her)


Is your anxiety stopping you from participating in life? I will help decrease your anxiety and return you to the quality of life you deserve

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westlake Village, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you always worried about what people will think of you, of how you look or what to say? That you are not good enough or good at what you do? Do you have intrusive thoughts that just will not go away? You think you are a bad friend/parent/son or daughter, maybe even a bad person? These thoughts are so automatic and have been with you for a long time. It does not have to stay that way. I will help you conquer your negative core beliefs and provide a sense of freedom and relief

My Background and Approach

I believe therapy is a collaborative process and together we will uncover how anxiety is crippling your life, but also what it might be protecting you from. I have been helping people recover from the painful experience of OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and post partum anxiety for over a decade. I have seen recovery and what symptom reduction can do for your overall emotional well-being, how it lifts depression, connects you with people and purpose. We will look at the roots of your anxiety and how it keeps you stuck and feeling hopeless. You will learn how to face your fears in a safe connected space and l will never force you to anything you are not ready for. We will take it at your pace. I am also EMDR trained. EMDR is a great way to access trauma or deal with painful memories/experiences that have affected you over time. It doesn't have to be a single traumatic event but things that have slowly accumulated within you since you were a child.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden which led me to grow up with a very strong sense of community. It is my personal and professional belief that we all want to feel like we belong. However, mental health issues such as negative thoughts, anxiety, and depression make it almost impossible for us to feel like we are a part of a community. Instead, we feel overwhelmed, anxious, and sad. My treatment philosophy is deeply grounded in attachment theory which guides treatment and my interactions with my clients. I am here to make sure you know you are not alone and to provide a space where you can do the work and know you have what it takes within you to heal. As a therapist, I see myself as a change agent, and I will work hard together with you to bring about the change you want to see and the relief you want to feel.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Optum
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Rate: $125 - 150/session


805 214-8262 Email Malin
53625 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village, CA 91362

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