Dr. Elizabeth McMahon, PHD

Name:Elizabeth McMahon
Other Specialties—VIrtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Fears and Phobias
Location:2925 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-625-3565
Are you troubled by anxiety, panic, fears, phobias, insomnia, or stress? Let me help you.

I am a licensed psychologist experienced in clinical hypnosis and specializing in effective, brief treatment. I offer Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the most effective non-medication treatment for insomnia. I am also certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis as an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis.

I offer virtual reality therapy (VRT) for fear of flying, driving (city, highway, bridge, or tunnel), public speaking, job interviews, height, needles, elevators, BART, or insects. VRT makes overcoming fears easily and more comfortable by letting you "face" your fear in a 3-D immersive virtual environment in the office with my guidance, control, and support. Don't let fear restrict your life.

My practice is designed for people who want to achieve their goals as quickly as possible, free from the constraints of managed care. Services are offered on a private pay basis. I emphasize fast, effective treatment offered with flexibility, creativity, empathy, and warmth.

Treatment is individually tailored to your unique strengths and needs. We mutually discuss your goals and agree upon the approaches to use emphasizing evidence-based therapies of proven effectiveness, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and may include hypnosis, relaxation, stress management, mindfulness, guided imagery, and other skills.

Case Western Reserve UniversityPhDClinical Psychology1979
Case Western Reserve UniversityM.A.Clinical Psychology1977
PsychologistPrivate Practice: Clinical Hypnosis, Brief TherapySan Francisco06/2013 - present
Speaker, AuthorLymph NotesSan Francisco1995 - present
PsychologistKaiser-Permanente Psychiatry DeptFremont, CA07/1980 - 11/2012
NameIssued ByDuration
Psychologist CA Lic No. PSY6737CA Board of Psychology01/1981 - present
Overcome Panic and Anxiety Attacks: 5 Steps to Freedom - Elizabeth McMahon, PhD and Lindsey Kremmel, PhD. In preparation. To be published by San Francisco, CA: Hands On Guide.

Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide - Chuck Ehrlich, et al. San Francisco, CA: Lyph Notes, 2016.

Lymphedema Caregiver’s Guide: Arranging and Providing Home Care – Mary Katherine Kearse, PT, CLT-LANA, Elizabeth McMahon, PhD and Ann Ehrlich, MA. San Francisco, CA: Lymph Notes, 2009.

Voices of Lymphedema – Ann Ehrlich and Elizabeth McMahon, PhD (Editors). San Francisco, CA: Lymph Notes, 2007.

Overcoming The Emotional Challenges Of Lymphedema – Elizabeth McMahon, PhD. San Francisco, CA: Lymph Notes, 2005.

Living Well With Lymphedema – Ann Ehrlich, Alma Vinje-Harrewijn, PT CLT, and, Elizabeth McMahon, PhD. San Francisco, CA: Lymph Notes, 2005.
MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Hypnosis1981 - present
MemberAmerican Psychological Association1980 - present
MemberSociety of Psychological Hypnosis2013
MemberCalifornia Psychological Associationintermittently from 1981 - present
Past-PresidentSan Francisco Academy of Hypnosis1981-1990
MemberSan Francisco Psychological Association2013
Insurance:Therapy services are offered on a private pay basis. My practice is designed for people who want to achieve their goals as quickly as possible, free from the constraints of managed care. I am not a provider with any insurance company, but am happy to give you a receipt for you to submit to your insurance if they will reimburse you for out-of-network provider services.
$125-150 60-minute session
Late afternoon and weekend hours available. Call 415-625-3565 for a phone consultation and to schedule an initial appointment.

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