Chicago Psychologist Patricia A. McMahon, PsyD.

Dr. Patricia McMahon is a Chicago Psychologist licensed in Illinois.

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Counseling can be helpful in many ways.  It can be essential to address specific problems in living.  At other times,  it provides ways of improving your life, bringing it closer to what you want.   Both uses result in personal growth.

Sometimes called the “talking cure”, counseling can help you to better understand your feelings, thoughts, motivations and relationships.    As you better understand yourself, you may find yourself in more control of your choices and decisions in life.  Counseling alone – in in conjunction with prescription medication – results in neurological changes over time that affect your experience.

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Dr. McMahon has training and experience helping with a variety of human needs, goals and problems.  She works in a dynamic orientation, and integrates attachment, relational, conflict, deficit, motivation and cognitive principles as appropriate.  Her work with each person is individualized.

Call 847-570-0817 for an initial consultation  or text a brief message to 847.922.6672 leaving only your first name, phone number, and good times for a return call.

Common issues with which Dr. McMahon can be helpful include:

  • Anxiety
  • ACOA and codependency
  • Acculturation stressors: international or 1st generation US residents, individuals returning to the US or planning to study or work abroad
  • ADHD
  • Disordered eating
  • Grief, Depression, or Suicidal feelings
  • PTSD: sexual abuse, military experience, natural disaster
  • Self-harming thoughts and behaviors
  • Sexuality, Sexual/Gender identity, “Coming Out”
  • Shame
  • Transitions: loss of relationship, school/job/career changes

Providing psychotherapy services for over 20 years, Dr. McMahon works with individuals from many cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.   Her clients come from various educational and employment backgrounds.  She brings her rich experience with the complexity of many individual client journeys to each individual who works with her.

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Locations and Directions

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Downtown Chicago Office

30 N Michigan Ave #517,
Chicago, IL 60602

East side of downtown Chicago
Office Hours
Monday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Park Ridge Office

1580 N. Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge 60016

Northwest Hwy at I294
Just south of Dempster.
Office Hours
Thursday 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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First Appointment

Chicago psychologistDr. McMahon can be reached at 847-570-0817 for either office.

If Dr. McMahon does not answer, please leave only your first name, telephone number and times you are available for a return call. Only Dr. McMahon listens to messages.   If you call over a weekend, holiday, or after 8:00pm on a weekday evening, she may return your call the following weekday.

If your situation is an emergency, first call your nearest hospital emergency room as Dr. McMahon may be unable to return your call immediately.

Or text Dr. McMahon at 847.922.6672 in a non-emergency situation.  Text only your first name, telephone number, and 2 or 3 times that you are available for a return telephone call.

Dr. McMahon does not email.

During the initial telephone conversation she will ask you to describe what you would like to work on in counseling.  This conversation allows you to ask Dr. McMahon questions and allows her to determine if her skills meet your needs.

If you plan to use health insurance to pay for your counseling, please have your insurance identification and group numbers when you call. It maybe helpful to review the web page titled “Paying for Psychotherapy” and talk with your insurer prior to talking with Dr. McMahon.

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Call 847-570-0817 for an initial consultation.

Chicago Psychologist licensed in Illinois.

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