Donna Mahoney, Ph.D., has an extensive background involving teaching, clinical practice, supervision, presenting and mentoring. Her clinical work spans 30 years, focusing on anxiety disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and relational issues, involving couples and families. Dr. Mahoney views issues in a holistic way, incorporating approaches that emphasize empathy and increasing self-awareness, while also incorporating strategies that have been demonstrated to be effective by research. She utilizes ways to foster growth and healing in therapy by embracing the client’s authentic journey, often exploring what is at the source of their distress. She is dedicated to working from a multisystemic, multicultural vantage point, embracing dimensions of race, culture and ethnicity in the therapeutic process.
Dr. Mahoney’s areas of research interest include anxiety disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD) and trauma. She has published several articles in the areas of anxiety, OCD and trauma, while also presenting at local and national conferences. Additionally, Dr. Mahoney serves on the editorial boards for a number of scholarly journals.
- Immediate Past President, Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Current Secretary, Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors
Mahoney, D., Rickspoone, L., & Hull, J. (2016). Narcissism, parenting and complex trauma: The emotional consequences created for children by narcissistic parents. Practitioner-Scholar: The Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 5 (1), pp. 45-59.
Mahoney, D., & Markel, B. (2016). An integrative approach to conceptualizing and treating complex trauma. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 1-22.
Mahoney, D., & Wilke, D. (2012). A self psychological view of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Treating the tormented self. The Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association.