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Donna Mahoney

Associate professor




  • Ph.D.- The Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, Illinois
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology- Loyola University of Chicago


Donna Mahoney, PhD is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg. She received her PhD in Clinical Social Work from the Institute for Clinical Social Work and advanced training at the Institute for Psychoanalysis. She received her master's in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University in 1989. Dr. Mahoney has taught Adult Development, Introduction to Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Self Psychology (elective), Psychopathology, Conduct, Ethics, and the Law, and Theories and Treatment of Anxiety (elective). Her private practice, which is located in Inverness, IL, specializes in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders and phobias. She has extensive clinical experience, spanning twenty two years. Among other presentations on topics related to anxiety, a version of her published article, "Panic Disorder and Self States: Clinical and Research Illustrations" was presented at the International Conference for the Psychology of the Self in 1999. She also serves as a consultant to clinicians interested in broadening their clinical repertoire in working with anxiety and the treatment of childhood fears and phobias. Dr. Mahoney's other interests lie in the theoretical and clinical integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions.


  • Anxiety Disorders, Phobias, OCD
  • Theory Integration-CBT and Psychodynamic

Selected Publications

  • Mahoney, D. (2012). A Self psychological view of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Treating the tormented self. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association.
  • Mahoney, D. (2000). Panic disorder and self states: Clinical and research illustrations Clinical Social Work Journal (Vol. 20, Number 2).


  • ADAA- Anxiety Disorders Association of America (Member)
  • The Chicago Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Member)
  • Carl Roger Institute/ The New Center for Client-Centered Therapy (Board Member)


  • Nondirective Treatment with An Elderly Population. Co-presented with Dr. Kevin Kukoleck. March 2009.
  • National Association of Social Worker (Illinois Chapter) Conference, September 2002 Paper Title: A Reformulation of the Cognitive View of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Selected Lectures

  • Visiting lecture at Loyola University in Chicago, IL. June 2003- June 2007- "Clinical Social Work with Children"