Dr. Marla McMahon is a clinical psychologist and a certified yoga teacher. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1996 at CSPP/Alliant University in San Diego, CA. and has been working in the field of psychology for the last 17 years. In addition, after being a yoga student since the late 1990's, she completed her yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute in 2013.
As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Marla McMahon works with her clients on gaining new perspectives, restoring balance, and increasing well-being in their lives. She uses a holistic, integrative approach to psychotherapy incorporating mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, acceptance therapy and health psychology tailored for individual needs. After reviewing a person's unique factors of past and present concerns, she incorporates mind-body awareness to increase their sense of well-being, decrease stress, and improve their confidence to handle life's challenges.
-Mindfulness group therapy for stress-relief
-Mindfulness group therapy for eating
-Group therapy balanced with talk therapy, meditation, and gentle yoga
-Wellness consultations for sleep, stress, emotional eating, and weight concerns
-Comprehensive psychological evaluations
-Yoga for wellness of mood
Areas of Expertise
Dr. McMahon's practice includes a focus on women's issues, health psychology, wellness, adolescent development, and cross cultural issues. She works with men and women going through a variety of concerns such as stress conditions, emotional eating, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems. She also counsels those dealing with life transitions, trauma (PTSD) histories, post-partum depression, fertility & pregnancy issues, adoption, and parenting. Other interests that she has includes: natural approaches to depression and stress management, healthy living, as well as emotional impacts of nutrition and health.