Dr. Philip Mamalakis, with his wife Georgia and seven children, live in Boston, Massachusetts where he is a marriage and family therapist and an Assistant Professor at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Dr. Mamalakis directs the field education program and teaches classes on pastoral care, marriage and family, grief, death and dying, and topics related to pastoral counseling. He has a private practice in Newton, Massachusetts where he works with individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. Mamalakis has an MDiv. from Holy Cross and a PhD. from Purdue University in child development and family studies, specializing in marriage and family therapy. He has been offering parenting courses and writing on parenting since his oldest daughter was born, 23 years ago. He is the author of, “Parenting Toward the Kingdom,” (Ancient Faith Publications, 2016) and, together with Fr. Charles Joanides, published The Journey of Marriage, a resource for couples preparing for marriage. He enjoys offering seminars and retreats on intimacy, relationships, marriage, parenting, and family life as well as religion and psychology.