I am a licensed Psychologist in the state of Ohio with expertise in learning and behavioral disorders, autism, ADHD, and parenting. I have over 25 years of experience providing psychological services in schools, hospitals, and clinics. I use evidence-based therapies to empower people with parents to better manage child behavior and experience calm at home. I use strength-based and solution-focused approaches to help adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) manage their symptoms to achieve their professional and personal goals. I am also a psychology professor committed to translating effective research into therapy practice that works to improve clients' lives.
My therapy style is warm and accepting. My therapy philosophy is evidence-based and practical; no matter how much research evidence supports a particular approach, clients have to feel that is right for them. I will adapt my treatment based on what works for you to feel comfortable and empowered. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds. I strive to promote strength and resilience for all my clients. If you are seeking to reduce your stress and build your resiliency, I would like to help.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH Psychologist P.07693
Wonderful counselor. Highly recommend. Very focused, flexible, and professional. Felt like talking to a very knowledgeable friend. You'll love her.
Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
So incredibly thankful to have found Dr. McMahon. She’s a wonderful therapist who allows me the time and space to process things on my own, but forces me to focus and reevaluate my issues in a different light. She’s very personable and easy to talk to. I love having her as my therapist!
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. McMahon is caring and actually listens to your concerns. She will give you ideas to help improve your well-being.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd
I was really stuck mentally in my current situation. I put off therapy for a long time. I am so grateful that I've been able to work with Dr. McMahon. She's helped me to see options to change my situation.
Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief
Dr. McMahon has really helped me with my anxiety. I don't know where I'd be without her.
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd
I was very nervous when I started BetterHelp because I was afraid it wasn’t going to be worth the money since I wouldn’t be able to meet with my counselor face to face but my mind completely changed shortly after my first session. I can honestly say that Dr. McMahon is probably one of the best counselors I have ever had. I have always had a hard time with clicking with counselors in the past but it’s so easy to talk to her and I always feel a 100x better after my session. She has helped me a lot in the short amount of time that I have been with her. She is also quick to respond when I send her a message. I Highly recommend and am so thankful for her.
Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd