Rita Margaret Mahon
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Rita Margaret Mahon

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Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online

I am available for consultations between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on weekdays. I'm asking that individuals to be flexible with the exact time calls are given and to be available between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.

Updated February 19, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I want to thank you for visiting my profile and finding out more information about how I practice as a psychotherapist and how I may be able to help you strengthen your behavioral health resilience. I do currently accept some insurance. I would like for all individuals to have access to behavioral health services and my rate for those who as not covered by insurance is $65.00 per session. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions. All available hours are not listed on my Zencare schedule. Please message me if you would like to set up a psychotherapy session or a consultation time.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $65 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Group sessions: $35 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat 8am-6pm
  • Sun 8am-6pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Rita Mahon, LICSW, Behavioral Health Therapist, 2008 - Present

EMDRIA.org, EMDR Certified, 2015
University of Alaska Anchorage, Master of Social Work, 2006
Morgan State University, Sociology, 2001


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02728


Languages

English