My career has been dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and their families, through my own practice and through training others to become school and pediatric psychologists. I have worked with parents, teachers, and school teams for over 30 years to improve learning, behavior, and social skills for children of all ages. I have extensive experience helping children of all ages and ability levels, with and without disabilities, at school and at home. I use evidence-based practices in assessment and treatment to build on child and adolescent strengths to address areas of need and growth. I use my expertise in school psychology to enhance child academic and social success, child and teen self-confidence and well-being, and to promote family-school collaboration and healthy parent-child relationships.
Centered Psychology contracts with Dr. Colleen McMahon to provide the following services to our clients. She is out of network with all insurance providers and fees for her services are out-of-pocket.
Dr. McMahon’s specialty practice areas:
Testing and evaluation for ADHD and academic concerns
Academic readiness: Developmental assessment of child readiness for Kindergarten; for children age 5 and under
Academic achievement assessment, record review, and written report with school-based recommendations.
Behavior problem assessment
Child management training
Parent-child relational interventions
Dr. Colleen McMahon earned a Ph.D. in the school psychology program at The University of Iowa in 1989. She completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from 1989-1992. Dr. McMahon held a tenure-track position in the School of Education at the University of California, Riverside from 1992-1998. In addition to consulting, Dr. McMahon is an Associate Professor and School Psychology Program Director at Cleveland State University where she teaches courses and conducts research in child development, school-based interventions, and family-school collaboration.