My name is Michelle McMahon
Please call our office at 909-255-1250 to make a first-time appointment.

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Most days, we are all striving to be the best versions of ourselves, but we can’t seem to find a healthy way to accomplish that. We want to be valuable to others and we want our lives to matter, but the challenges of the past seem to get in our way. Sometimes, we set goals along the way; big goals for the future and smaller goals to accomplish day-to-day tasks. Setting goals can seem so life-giving, but failing to accomplish those goals in the ways that we believe we should, can leave us feeling defeated. We want to be a good parent, sibling, friend, roommate, spouse, partner, employee, or citizen, but are left with more questions than answers. How can I become the person I think I should be?

Sometimes life sends unexpected challenges our way that can make it difficult to accomplish what we want in life. Challenges like work stress, anxiety, depression, loss and grief. Sometimes we create our own barriers because of trauma – barriers that can cause struggles with communication, intimacy, self-esteem, identity, and anger management and more. These challenges can feel isolating and sometimes paralyzing; our new goal could merely be to make it through the day. If you have ever felt this way, you don’t have to stay there. I would love to help.

On our best days, having a supportive listening ear can help us achieve greatness; and in times of deep need, a supportive listening ear can help to keep us from falling apart. My goal as your counselor is to walk beside you so that you don’t feel alone in facing the challenges that life hands you. After all, why would you face those challenges alone? My office is a safe space for you to speak your truth, work through challenging thoughts and feelings, and talk through difficult situations and circumstances. I will be there to encourage and support you on your journey; to understand where you want to be in life and where you need to be, working toward a future that includes your best self.

Lastly, as former educator, I have a passion for working with youth. While life’s unexpected challenges are difficult for adults, they can be even more overwhelming for children and teens who have not yet found their grounding in life. I would love to help your child to navigate the feelings they may be having and understand what those feelings are actually telling them. I can help them to find positive ways to cope with their struggles.

Please contact our office to set up a free 20-minute phone consultation prior to making your first appointment. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Contact me here.

Sincerely,
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P.S. Please take some time to browse the rest of this website while you're here. You will find information about myself and the services I offer as well as our other counselors and their specialties. You will also find some great book recommendations and other resources too.

My Contact Info


CALL:
You can reach Michelle directly by calling her at:
(909) 353-4938. Please leave a message about the nature of your call and she will usually get back to you within 24 hours. You will likely get faster response through email.
APPOINTMENT:
Michelle's appointment schedule can be found
here. Once you have talked to our office staff and securely registered with our online appointment system, you can make and cancel your own appointments on her schedule.
EMAIL:
Michelle can be reached via email by clicking on this link: Email Michelle. If her email link does not work for you, please use our Contact Form here. Feel free to ask questions and leave some info regarding how you prefer to be contacted.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Arts in Theater from California State University, Long Beach
Master of Arts in Educational and Clinical Counseling from Azusa Pacific University

Skills and Qualifications:
PPS Credential (school counselor)
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Theater Arts Authorization
Preschool Teacher for 7 years
Elementary School Teacher for 6 years
Youth/Teen Leadership Camp Director for 6 years

Professional Affiliations:
BBS Registered Registered APCC #8425

My Forms


Having these forms completed before your first counseling session will allow us to "get to work" sooner. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you are a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.
Each counseling participant will need to fill out a separate Intake Form and sign a separate Limits of Confidentiality Policy.

Client Counseling Intake Form

Intake Form for Children

Limits of Confidentiality/Therapy Cancellation Policy
 
If you are going to be participating in therapy as a couple or a family, please have all participants read and sign No Secrets Policy.

No Secrets Policy Form
If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete Authorization to Disclose Information form to release your psychotherapy information.

Authorization to Disclose Information Form

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