The Hellinger Institute of Northern California
Mark Wolynn, Director


Mark Wolynn is the Director of The Family Constellation Institute, The Inherited Trauma Institute, and the Hellinger Institute of Northern California. He conducts workshops and trainings in family systems therapy throughout the USA, England, Canada, Latin America, and for the University of Pittsburgh's 4th-year Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Graduate School of Social Work's Continuing Education Program. Mark is the author of It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (Viking/Penguin), winner of the 2016 Nautilus Book Award in psychology. Mark is a regular presenter at hospitals, clinics, conferences and teaching centers. He specializes in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, fears, panic disorders, self-injury, chronic pain and persistent symptoms and conditions.

Mark is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in English and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. His graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Arizona was also in English. Mark has published poetry in The New Yorker.

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