Primary Care Clinical Director
Jess Malkin earned a Masters of Social Work at University of Toronto (2011) with a specialization in mental health and addictions. Prior to this degree, she earned a Masters of Arts at York University, where she was awarded a SSHRC grant for her research on mood and anxiety disorders. Ms. Malkin received her clinical training at Toronto General Hospital (General Medicine) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Eating Disorders and Addictions Clinic). In addition to her clinical work, she has been a research coordinator in the psychology department at Ryerson University since 2008 and has co-investigated grant-funded research projects.
She has received several awards for excellence in mental health research and regularly presents her research at academic conferences. Jess is proficient in a variety of therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamically oriented therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. Her specializations are adolescents/young adults with addictions, eating disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. Jess excels at helping Orchard clients find the will and determination to change their lives.