Meet Molly Mahoney, LCSW

True Therapy Therapist & Founder

Change is uncomfortable and fear holds us back… but walking through the fear is where the most impactful changes begin.

We can face those challenges together. I will support you through the tough transitions and positive shifts you are sure to experience.

I opened True Therapy in 2020 to offer individuals in my community, just like you, a safe atmosphere – free from judgment – allowing you to be vulnerable enough to create meaningful transformations.

I will offer helpful perspectives, celebrate each of your wins, guide you, let you know when you’re not giving yourself credit – and work with you to balance the scales of the negative vs the positive thoughts and beliefs.

I welcome you to this next step in your journey toward healing and growth! 

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 24 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.

More complements to my therapeutic arsenal…

Eye Movement & Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective modality for processing past traumas and in treating a variety of issues. I firmly believe that incorporating various treatment modalities is essential because each person has unique therapeutic needs. Certain situations may benefit more from talk therapy methods like CBT or DBT, where others benefit more from ERP or EMDR – but it’s usually a combination. Couples greatly benefit from work within the Love Languages, EFT, and the Gottman Method.

One of my favorite mantras:

“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. 

A few 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! — >

If I sound like the kind of person you want to open up to, please don’t hesitate to contact me. It would be a pleasure to hear from you!

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

– Theodore Roosevelt

Education, Licenses, Certifications, & Advanced Trainings

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – 1992/Current
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Gottman Leadership Training – 2023
The Gottman Institute

Gottman Trained – 2020
The Gottman Institute

Certified Clinical Supervisor – 2017
Arizona Trauma Institute

EMDR Trained – 2017

Certified CBT-ERP Therapist – 2016
International OCD Foundation

Advanced Certification in Marriage & Family Therapy – 2015
Ottawa University

Masters Degree, Clinical Social Work – 1998
University of Illinois Chicago

Certified Independent Social Worker (CISW) – 1988

Bachelors Degree, Social Work – 1987
University of Iowa

EMDR International Association Member