About Mashal Malik
Mashal has experience working in detox and rehab at a residential substance abuse and mental health treatment center and provided group and individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults struggling with mental health disorders at an intensive outpatient psychiatric center. She also worked as a clinician and Program Manager for Supportive Housing at an agency helping women who struggled with mental health and addiction issues. Before her career as a mental health therapist, she worked as a make-up artist for over 15 years. Marshal found the most rewarding part of the work was the connection she made with women, listening to the stories of those that she came across and offering words of encouragement. Mashal then felt compelled to pursue her master’s degree and work for a greater cause and purpose.
Education and Certifications
- Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and majored in Psychology for undergraduate studies.
- Specialized and earned a certificate in Addictions and Substance Abuse during graduate studies at Rutgers. Received Gambling Counseling Training Certificate from Rutgers University
- Received Gambling Counseling Training Certificate from Rutgers University
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
Mashal is passionate about mental health because she believes everyone has a right to feel their best and live to their fullest potential. Sometimes, we need the support of an unbiased and compassionate person to listen to our needs and help us process our emotions to navigate life’s circumstances, regardless of if they are everyday stresses or more traumatic events.