Rita Mahon is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Rhode Island and has been a practicing Behavioral Health Therapist since 2008. Rita works with adolescents, adults, and couples who experience adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, relational problems, OCD, etc. She commonly uses a combination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skill building and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, both evidence-based practices, to help clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and how to implement behavioral health skills to improve their life satisfaction. Rita feels it is important for clients to leave sessions with real skills to implement to manage their behavioral health better.
Rita is also an experienced trauma therapist and is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR.) Events can be labeled as "traumatic" if they change your perception of self or the world around you negatively. Trauma can be related to incidents of childhood abuse, active duty combat, individuals involved in emergency response, violent crime, etc. And it can be attributed to significant life events, such as the loss of a job, divorce, grief, etc.
Rita helps clients understand their physical response to trauma and how to implement behavioral health skills outside of sessions to respond effectively to trauma triggers. She helps people gain control of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and feel confident in their abilities to manage their behavioral health.
Her priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar.