Carol McLean, Ph.D.,

Licensed Psychologist


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  • Dr. McLean provides high quality comprehensive mental health assessments for bariatric patients in order to ensure the patient is an appropriate candidate for bariatric surgery and is psychologically prepared to undergo the process.

  • The assessment process involves a one on one clinical interview with Dr. McLean. The interview will  cover motivation for bariatric surgery, weight and diet history, eating habits, social support systems, mental health history and any barriers that may prevent weight loss. 

  • Patients will then be asked to complete three psychological inventories.

  • With your permission Dr. McLean may consult with your surgeon and treating medical providers. A formal report is compiled and submitted to your surgeon’s office.

  • If there are any areas of concern you will be informed and a treatment plan will be developed in order to help you attain your goals.

  • Dr. McLean will offer suggestions to make the required life adjustments both pre and post operatively in order for each patient to be as successful as possible.

  • The primary goal of the evaluation is to increase the chances of successful surgery and weight loss.

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Dr. McLean graduated from Indiana State University in 2001 with a Ph.D. in Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in psychological assessment. Dr. McLean has been in private practice for over 17 years. She specializes in numerous areas of psychological testing including bariatric surgery.  She is committed to providing the highest quality psychological assessment to bariatric patients. She collaborates with surgeons, psychiatrists, nutritionists, therapists, and other medical providers to ensure patients receive the care needed to be successful with bariatric surgery.
Dr. McLean is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The National Register has stringent requirements for education, internship and experience as a health care professional in order to qualify for membership. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association and the Arizona Psychological Association. She is currently the president of the Scottsdale Psychological Society.

Dr. McLean has also met all of the requirements for the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology, APIT, under the authority of PSYPACT.  She is able to provide telemedicine appointments in the following states: Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois,  Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and North Carolina. 



Immediate Appointments Available
Telemedicine  Available

Dr. McLean is proud to be contracted with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • United

  • Banner Aetna

  • ComPsych

  • Tricare West

  • Care First (AHCCCS)

  • United Community (AHCCCS)

  • Mercycare (AHCCCS)

Please feel free to contact us at 480-659-5563 to verify your specific benefits.

We are also happy to verify any out-of-network benefits.

We accept Health Saving Accounts, Visa, and Mastercard.

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Carol McLean, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist is committed to providing quality and comprehensive healthcare. To learn more about our clinic and how we can help you, get in touch with us today.

15720 N. Greenway Hayden Parkway #2
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Fax 480-584-3014

The best way to make an appointment is to call 480-659-5563

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