Rita Margaret Mahon
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Rita Margaret Mahon


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated August 29, 2023

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 is 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.


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


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


Rita Mahon is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (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
Payment options
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • As needed


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: 17 years

Rita Mahon, LICSW, Behavioral Health Therapist, 2017 - Present

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


Rhode Island: ISW02728