Dr. Philip Mamakalis
Dr. Philip Mamalakis, with his wife Georgia and seven children, live and homeschool in Boston, Massachusetts where he is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care 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 M.Div. from Holy Cross and a Ph.D. 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 22 years ago. He is the author of Parenting Toward the Kingdom (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2016) and, together with Fr. Charles Joanides, published The Journey of Marriage, a resource for couples preparing for marriage in the Orthodox Church. He enjoys offering lectures, seminars and retreats on relationships, marriage, parenting, and family life as well as Orthodoxy and psychology.