Our Team

Jacqueline Swensen, PhD

Founder and President

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Jackie Swensen is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City, where she is also on the board and faculty of the Center for Human Development. For over 20 years, she has worked with individuals, couples and groups, specializing in emotional struggles, including: anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders; relationship issues; and eating disorders and addictions.

Not long after starting her own practice, Jackie realized that journaling could be an effective tool for clients between sessions, both as a means of self-discovery and a continuation of their work together. Writing served as a cathartic release that made it easier to confront thoughts and feelings they had formerly suppressed.

While doing further research on the benefits of journaling, she discovered the pioneering studies of Dr. James Pennebaker, which showed that journaling could also result in improved immune system functioning, lower blood pressure, improved lung and liver functioning and fewer stress-related doctor visits.

As she continued her research, she grew convinced that journaling could be a valuable resource, not only for her clients, but for people contemplating therapy as well as those unable to afford it. That belief led her to create Journal to Health™ as a means of helping people discover the answers within themselves that could put them on the path to self-fulfillment, whether or not they are in therapy.

Tom Mulcahy

Web Developer

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Tom Mulcahy is an IT professional with over 25 years experience in the technology field. For the past 15 years, he has worked primarily as a web application developer utilizing his knowledge of ASP.NET, PHP, JQuery, Javascript, CSS, SQL Server and MySQL to work on the websites of companies such as Christies Auction House and Newark Beth Israel Hospital. In 2009, he started his own web development company, Premier Web Solutions LLC, which was hired by Dr. Swensen to assist in developing the Journal to Health™ application.

Peter Maloney

Creative Director and Writer

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Peter Maloney is a writer specializing in marketing communications and speechwriting. After starting his career as a film editor, he became an advertising copywriter and later started his own company specializing in new product introductions. Over the years he has written media campaigns for clients including AT&T, Caterpillar, General Electric, and Merrill Lynch. He and Dr. Swensen have worked together on several projects prior to their collaboration on Journal to Health™.

Joshua Kornreich

Web Developer

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Joshua is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. While studying mathematics, he also began learning web development. He co-founded and is chief technology officer at Tier 27, a web development company. Joshua specializes in functional architecture and is proficient in PHP, JavaScript and MySQL, and has experience working with Python, Node.js and MongoDB. Joshua also works with WordPress, and authors plugins and extensions for document management, reservations, and the business directory plugin, Connections. Joshua helped develop and launch Journal to Health™, and is a key member of the team.

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