Mallory grew up in the Troutman area and moved back to the area recently from Raleigh. She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a bachelor’s degree in studio art and a minor in art therapy. She received her master’s in art therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2015 and has been practicing art therapy with various populations in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham since then with the NC Art Therapy Institute. Mallory is married to her high school sweetheart and has a daughter and two dachshund dogs. Her therapeutic approach is multi-modal, strength based and emphasizes the healing power of art. She loves painting, traveling, and being outdoors.