Mali Sicora, LMSW
Mali Sicora takes a psychodynamic relational approach to therapy with individuals and couples. She believes that our early childhood relationships greatly impact our relationships in the present. Exploring and understanding the past can change our relationships with others and, crucially, with ourselves. She understands the therapeutic relationship to be a collaboration where insight and healing can occur.
Mali uses an anti-oppressive lens in her work. She consciously makes room for her clients’ intersectional identities and the ways in which systems of oppression impact these identities. Mali opens up a therapeutic space for clients to explore the complexities of race, sexuality, gender, ability, age, and economic background. Mali is LGBTQIA+ affirming and has worked with clients around sexuality and kink. She strives to create a safe, non-judgmental space for self exploration.
Mali trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where she honed her skills as a relational therapist working with couples and families. She believes that problems occur not within people but between them. By gathering insights about the relationship patterns that we inherited from our families of origin, we begin to understand what has kept us stuck and how we can create something new.
Mali holds a Masters in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She completed her undergraduate education at Oberlin College, where she studied Art and Psychology.