She is one of only a few physicians in the Washington, DC and northern Virginia areas to work in brain-centered Integrative Medicine techniques and neurotherapy.
Dr. McMahon provides a unique perspective to brain-body medicine – not only because of her knowledge in biofeedback, but also because of her training in Family Practice, and her understanding of conventional medical techniques and treatments. She has a special interest in being a careful and thorough physician, who provides her patients plentiful time in her office to have their needs met.
In 2011, Dr. McMahon completed the Clinician 2 training of the Autism Research Institute and began providing biomedical diagnostic work-ups and treatment for neurodevelopmental and brain disorders.
In 2004, Dr. McMahon trained with Sue Othmer, BCIAC and Siegfried Othmer, PhD, two of the world’s leading EEG neurofeedback experts. She is certified by the EEG Institute of Woodland Hills, California in the Othmer Method of Neurotherapy/EEG Neurofeedback. She is frequently a featured lecturer at the international Clinical Summits of the EEG Institute.
Prior to her neurotherapy training, Dr. McMahon served as a medical advisor and treasurer to the Oundle Special Children’s Association (OSCA), a organization in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, charged with helping families and their special needs children.
Dr. McMahon practiced at Annandale Family Medicine in Annandale, Virginia from 1989-2001, where she was responsible for full-time patient care and managing a primary care office. During that period, she was affiliated with INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
Dr. McMahon received her board certification from the American Board of Family Practice in 1989. Her internship and residency were completed at INOVA Fairfax Hospital and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. McMahon is a member of EEG Associates and the International Society for Neuronal Regulation (ISNR). She is married with two children.
Why should you select Dr. McMahon?
She is one of the few medical doctors who bases her practice on neurofeedback in the Washington Metropolitan Area including McLean, Tysons, Falls Church, Arlington, Vienna, Great Falls, Reston, Herndon, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Montgomery County, and Prince Georges County.
Because of her unique background in family medicine and her commitment to following the latest research in medicine and applied neurosciences, she understands both how your brain affects your body AND how your body affects your brain. Dr. McMahon participates in over 100 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) annually.
Dr. McMahon’s aim is to maximize the function of BOTH your brain and body.
In a field in which experience is essential, Dr. McMahon has been providing neurofeedback for over 15 years. She is widely respected by her medical peers, including internists, pediatricians, neurologists, and psychiatrists who refer their most complex patients to her for her exceptional knowledge and skills.