Daniel Mahoney, EdD

Dr. Mahoney is native to New Jersey, born and raised in Hudson County.  He completed his doctoral training at Columbia University, Teachers College.  His doctoral dissertation examined a way to assess adult career maturity.  During his doctoral work he trained as an intern at the VA Hospital in Montrose, New York.  He remained at the hospital for thirteen years.  At the hospital he was given a young scientist research grant and studied problem solving/CBT for depressed and hospitalized men.  Dr. Mahoney returned for post-doctoral training at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity.  Since 1986, he has maintained a successful psychotherapy practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey.  In addition, he has been a psychological consultant to the Archdioceses of New York and Newark.  Dr. Mahoney is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York and a certified psychoanalyst.

Curriculum Vitae

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Dr. Mahoney continues to be interested in self-psychology and intersubjectivity theory.  He has focused on the role of culture and spirituality in psychoanalysis. He is currently investigating the role of traditions in counseling and psychotherapy, and how subtle shifts in psychoanalytic work has occurred over time.  In addition, Dr. Mahoney is very active in the broader field of counselor training.  He is a founding member of the Council for Masters in Counseling Training Programs (CMCTP), a national organization that advocates for inclusivity in counselor preparation and social justice. The focus is to reduce artificial barriers to professional cooperation.

Courses Taught at Felician University

  • PSYC 530 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • PSYC 550 Personality and Counseling
  • PSYC 575 Internship I
  • PSYC 576 Internship II


Nezu, A.M., Perri, M.G., Nezu, C.M. & Mahoney, D. J. (1988, November) Social problem solving as a moderator of stressful life events among clinically depressed individuals.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

Nezu, A.M., Mahoney, D. J. & Perri, M.G. (1989, August) Problem solving therapy with severely depressed inpatients: A clinical trial.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Mahoney, D. J. & Noumair, D. A. (1990, April) Convergent themes in psychotherapy from a cognitive and self-psychological perspective.  Paper presented at the sixth annual Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference, Philadelphia, PA.                                                                                                         .

Mahoney, D. J., Waterman, F.J. & Buckiewicz, J. (1990, August).  Treating the homeless veteran: A comprehensive model.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Mahoney, D. J. (1992, April) Integrating cognitive and self psychological treatment: Pathways to a cohesive theory.  Paper presented at the eighth annual Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference, San Diego, CA.

Mahoney, D. J. (1994, July) Engaging the difficult patient in longer-term psychotherapy: A psychodynamic and constructivistic perspective.  Paper presented at the tenth annual Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference, Buenos Aries, Argentina, SA.

Mahoney, D. J., Roth, J. & Orange, D. M.  (1997, February). Transference manifestations of attachment phenomena: Reweaving the fragile web.  Panel presentation at the American Psychological Association Division 39 Spring Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Mahoney, D.J. (2003).  Clinical presentation.  Workshop presented to staff of Chicago Stand, Chicago, Illinois

Mahoney, D.J. (2004).  Clinical presentation and discussion of clinical work sample of James Masterson’s work on borderline personality disorders.  Workshop presented to Bergen County Association of Licensed Psychologists. 

Mahoney, D.J. (2005). Themes of alienation and redemption found in the work of Bruce Springsteen.  Paper presented at the Glory Days Conference September 10 2005.

Mahoney, D. J. (2009) The efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions as depicted on In Treatment.  Presentation to the Bergen County Psychological Association, September 13, 2009.

Mahoney, D. J. (2009).Themes of psychological development depicted in the music of Bruce Springsteen.  Paper presented to the Glory Days Conference, September 25, 2009. 

Mahoney, D.J. (2012, March). Social justice and advocacy in action: Focus on the NJ licensing challenge.   Social Justice Leadership Development Project presentation at the American Counseling Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Mahoney, D.J. (2012, September).  A View Beneath the Mask: Springsteen's Personal Stories as a Glimpse of His Subjectivity. Paper presented to the Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium, Monmouth University.

Professor Dan Mahoney
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 105
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6161

Positions Held

Professor/ Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Felician University (2000 to present)
Chair of the Psychology Department, Felician University (2000-2009)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (2005-2010)
Faculty Member, Contemporary Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies (2002 to 2012)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Felician University (2000)
Adjunct Associate Professor, St. Elizabeth’s College (1997)
Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University (1995-Present)
Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College, Department of Psychiatry (1988-1990)
Adjunct Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University (1980-1984)
Adjunct Faculty, Rockland Community College (1980)
Public School Teacher, Special Education Teacher (1973-1980)
Private Practice, Ridgewood, NJ (1986-Present)
Consulting Psychologist, Immaculate Conception Seminary Archdiocese of Newark (2012- Present)