Mallory Rose studied Psychology and Women Studies at the University of Michigan. She researched and wrote her honors thesis on the effects a second child has on a father involvement and marital satisfaction. She also researched, wrote, published, and performed Just One More Pound; a play that depicts how an eating disorder can affect everyone in a family. She then attained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University.
She honed and developed her skills working with post-partum families and adolescent girls by completing a two year clinical fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. After finishing her fellowship, she was a staff member and a supervisor at The Family Institute at Northwestern University before she decided to pursue private practice.