Dr. Jennifer Mullan (she/her) is trained as a Clinical Psychologist and is a published author. She currently serves communities as a Consultant, Therapeutic Coach, and Ancestral wound worker who seeks to unpack the oppressive legacy of modern mental health practices.
Dr. Mullan is particularly concerned with this oppressive legacy for Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC). She has been featured in Allure, GQ, The Today Show, Cosmopolitan, The Calgary Journal, and was selected by ESSENCE Magazine to receive the 2020 Essential Hero Award, in the category of Mental Health. She believes that un-learning and embodiment is an essential component in addressing the profound effects of systemic inequities and intergenerational trauma on people’s mental health. Through her Collective Group Healing work and Decolonizing Therapy practice, she creates safe spaces for people and organizations to heal, and guides people from all walks of life to unpack the oppression that has been unconsciously passed down intrapsychically and socially and continues to live on in our bodies today. Dr. Mullan helps people return Home to themselves.
As a vital element of her current practice, Dr. Mullan believes it’s essential for mental health professionals to question the relatability of the mental health industrial complex—ultimately, to reassess their education and “whom they are serving?” To further advance this work, Dr. Mullan founded Decolonizing Therapy, LLC in 2019, and since, has built a significant social media platform, including 140,000 Instagram followers, and growing.
For the past 12 years, Dr. Mullan had the honor of serving the Jersey City, NJ community as a staff psychologist at a University Counseling Center. Additionally, she co-created and co-facilitated the University’s first LGBTQIA+ support group, and was a counseling graduate instructor for both Multicultural Counseling and Group Process classes. Dr. Mullan’s absolute pride during her time at the University held the position of Coordinator of the Peers Educating Peers (PEP) program, where she led weekly group therapy, semester retreats, grant management, and supportive student advisement sessions that were the foundations for the frame of Decolonizing Therapy ™ today.
Dr. Mullan earned a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies; a Master’s degree (M.A.) in Counseling & Community Agencies from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education; and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology & Elementary Education from New Jersey City University.