About Molly Mahoney True Therapy AZ


Thoughts are not facts – we have to learn which to engage with and which to let go by like a passing cloud.

We tend to get buried under emotions… fear, shame, self-doubt, and uncertainty. It can get to where carrying all these scary emotions feels way too heavy.

Therapy is about learning how to manage these emotions and knowing that they are OK to have sometimes. It is about helping people believe in themselves again – or for the very first time.

So, when is it time to seek therapy?

When the burdensome emotions have affected your life negatively, and the coping mechanisms are no longer working as effectively as they once did – that is the time. Maybe they are even causing their own set of negative consequences – and feelings of hopelessness and overwhelm seem to be regular occurrences.

You finally decide that you want to work on understanding the obstacles, set attainable goals, and manifest a healthy, joyful life.

You realize you need to make some changes and are unsure where to start.

By exploring your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors…

You can gain a deeper understanding of your inherent strengths and what motivates you. Uncover the barriers that have been holding you back. And learn to better cope with and respond to life’s never-ending challenges.

With therapy, you will experience healing inner growth, a renewed sense of energy and hope, improved quality of life overall. Finally, see yourself the way other people see you – your positives, your gifts, your potential.

Deciding to begin therapy is not an easy one.

But the therapeutic process can help you understand the reason for your symptoms and behaviors, and assist you in making desired changes.

My perspective is strength-based; and my approach is warm, respectful, and empathetic. I will support you throughout the challenges but will also push you towards recognizing your strengths and successes.

I am dedicated to providing you with the most effective treatment strategies to allow you to transcend past the fear of change and into clarity, hope, and empowerment.

I am here to meet you wherever you are on your journey.

Fun Facts About Me…

I grew up visiting family in Cape Cod and developed a love of sailing.

Before work each day, I walk my Labrador and generally wind up carrying my Frenchie.

I am a twin, and I have two sets of twin boys – you should see the looks we get around town!

I took this picture! — >

phoenix sunset pic molly took herself

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Growing up, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field – focusing on the emotional components of a person’s health. As a focused and driven individual, I achieved my goal and have now been licensed and experienced in mental health for over 23 years.

My experience at The Mayo Clinic early in my career provided me a unique perspective on issues related to illness, grief, and loss. Working with employee assistance broadened my interest in perfectionism, anxiety/depression, addictions, and relationships.

My own life experiences led me to delve further into the specialties of OCD and family dynamics. In 2015, I earned an advanced certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) training with the IOCD Foundation in 2016.

Another complement to my arsenal is Eye Movement & Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. It is an effective modality for processing past traumas and in treating a variety of issues. Incorporating various treatment modalities is essential because each person has unique therapeutic needs.

One of my mantras is, “I’m going to believe in you until you believe in yourself.” I want to celebrate your wins and help you recognize the amazing person you are.

If you think I sound like the kind of person you want to open up to, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

iocd foundation member
verified by psychology today
goodtherapy.org verified
gottman approved therapist

What Others Are Saying

a whole new outlook on life

I have recommended and will continue to recommend Molly to anyone as a compassionate and excellent therapist. I went to Molly during a major life crisis, and from the moment I walked in her office I knew I would be ok. She is an excellent therapist that helped me turn a very tough situation 100% around. She used EMDR with me and I cannot recommend EMDR enough. I credit it, along with Molly and hard work from myself with her guidance, for giving me a whole new outlook on life in a tough situation. I have moved forward with confidence, happiness and serenity thanks to my work with Molly. ~ Cami

skilled and dedicated to helping

There are so many therapists out there but finding the RIGHT one is the key to whether or not your experience with therapy is a positive one AND a successful one. Molly Mahoney is one of the best therapists I have had the pleasure of collaborating with. She has a wide range of experience working with a variety of ages and treating all different concerns that come up in therapy. She is compassionate and gentle in her approach while remaining professional and focused with her clients. Molly is well-respected in the field and comes highly recommended by many of our colleagues. There may be many therapists to choose from but few who are as skilled and dedicated to helping their clients as Molly. ~ L. Rayball, LMFT

lasting positive changes

Molly is an amazing therapist! She is so knowledgeable, so kind, so patient, and puts you at ease which allows for true therapeutic results to occur. I’m so grateful for ALL she has done for me…. listening, understanding, guiding, and helping me find the tools I needed to make lasting positive changes in my life. ~ Michelle

knowledge of anxiety and OCD

I have had several clients who I have referred to Molly. I have to say she is the complete package. She knows her stuff! She is a natural, communication with me is great… I always know how my clients are doing as she is a team player. My clients have ALL responded favorably to Molly, they feel safe with Molly and are never dissatisfied. Her knowledge of anxiety and OCD and clinical skills have helped my eating disorder clients in more ways than I can count. ☆☆☆☆☆ ~ K. Sinner, MS, RDN/LDN, CEDRD

has the gift of connection

Finding a therapist that is the right fit can be at times a difficult journey. With Molly Mahoney, MSW, LCSW, you not only get a therapist who is incredibly knowledgeable and effective but one who has the gift of connection. With Molly’s approachable and warm personality, she helps clients to safely bring down the walls to access the stuff that needs to be released. I can’t recommend Molly enough for her professional devotion to helping others and her personal character. ~ C. Karakey, MC, LPC

helped me feel confident

Molly was my clinical supervisor when I started on my path to become independently licensed. She encouraged me and helped me feel confident as a new therapist. Molly is kind, supportive, patient, and helpful. ~ O. Gutierrez, LCSW