Bio - Mallory Minerson

Mallory Minerson is the Participant Support Worker for the Transitions to Communities Project for The Mood Disorder Society of Canada based in Calgary, Alberta.

Mallory is a Drama Therapist (MA New York University) and Licensed Practical Nurse, who also holds a diploma in musical theatre from the Randolph Academy in Toronto.

Mallory has been a professional performer for over 10 years, having worked across Canada in Charlottetown, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Banff, and Calgary, and well as multiple New York productions. As a theatre educator, artist in residence and director, Mallory has worked in Calgary with Trickster Theatre, Quest Theatre, Calgary Actor's Studio, Puddle of Mud, Three Left Feet, Storybook Theatre, Langdon Theatre Association and in Toronto with Annex Children's Theatre in Education.

As a Drama Therapist Mallory worked in day treatment in the Bronx, NY with individuals living with chronic and pervasive mental illness, as well as being an interdisciplinary team member on Bellevue Hospital’s Forensic Psychiatry unit, where clients were in conflict with the legal system, mostly arriving from Rikers Island and New York City’s homeless population. Mallory has been a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Therapist for Alberta Health Services in community mental health in Northern Alberta, where she infused drama therapy into traditional counselling techniques.

Most recently Mallory has been working in Forensic Psychiatry here in Alberta as an LPN, where she also runs a weekly drama therapy group for that population.

Miss Minerson’s Private Practice, balance-sing solutions drama therapy, is located in Calgary and offers individual and group therapy.

Mallory is also on the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee, as well as being on the board of The Creative Aging Calgary Society, the board for Lifehouse- a New Way to Age, the FACT-Alberta steering committee working to bring regulation for counselling therapists in our province, and she is the Alberta Representative on the North American Drama Therapy Association Canadian Governance Committee.