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About Dr. McMahan

I am a licensed psychologist in private practice, and feel privileged to to serve the Athens area community and beyond. 

My approach to psychotherapy is an integration of science and practice: my work with clients is grounded and supported by current research and sustained by my own enthusiasm for learning and knowledge. I am passionate about psychotherapy and promoting competency and ethics in my field. For many years, I served as a part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia, teaching graduate-level clinical courses. I enjoy mentoring and training new mental health professionals. I am a member of the Athens Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association, and former Board Member and Treasurer of the Georgia Psychological Foundation.

Psychotherapy is a transformative process that is proven to be beneficial. You can expect that as your psychotherapist, I will anticipate and believe in your healing and growth, your self-actualizing capacity, resiliency, and your unique and transcendent potential.


My style is collaborative and relational. A trusting and affirming relationship is the foundation of effective psychotherapy. You can expect me to be warm, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, honest, and engaged.  


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