Rita Haley, LMHC

I am licensed mental health counselor with a specialization in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.  I earned my Masters degree in Clinical Counseling in 2010 from Assumption College.   In 2013, I established my private practice at an office in Worcester, and made the transition to Whitinsville in March 2020.  Additionally, I am certified as a clinical supervisor for LMHC interns and post-graduates.

I am also licensed through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a School Adjustment Counselor, and have over a decade of experience working in both public and private education settings as a program coordinator and clinican for therapeutic programs.  I have a background in PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) and integrate evidence-based behavioral interventions with social emotional learning to promote the most optimal outcome for youth with disability.  I believe supporting the youth's environment is just as important as direct treatment for the youth.

Prior to earning my credentials as a therapist, I worked in the education field for over 2 decades as a teacher.   I am a United States Coast Guard veteran, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1996 with degrees in English and Biology.  

I love helping others and though I am a therapist by title, I find I am still teaching, educating, nurturing and fostering growth in others.  






Mission Statement

My goal is to provide an holistic, person-centered therapeutic experience for the individual. I believe you are the expert on you, and that our professional relationship is a partnership.

I strive to provide a therapeutic service & treatment modality that best suits your goals, needs and preference while ensuring a judgement-free, supportive and safe therapeutic environment.

© Rita Haley, LMHC