Rita Edmonds, Ed.D., LCSW


Rita Edmonds received her doctorate from Columbia University in New York City.

She has her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work.

Along the way and in the process of determining what she wanted to do as a life career, she earned a masters degree in Child Development and Family Relations

and an undergraduate degree in English from Brigham Young University. As assistant professor at BYU for a few years, she started a private psychotherapy practice in the evenings. Soon, she realized how much she enjoyed counseling with people and gradually made the switch from a BYU School of Social Work faculty member to full-time private practice in 1987.

Rita provides professional, compassionate, nonjudmental help to individuals and couples who want to feel happier every day, improve their relationships, de-stress themselves, overcome anxiety and panic, defeat depression, build self-esteem, eliminate self-defeating behaviors, and improve parenting.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Rita has extensive training and experience in several treatment methods including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, EMDR, and Redecision Therapy.

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle



Rita's Specialties


(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive and the beliefs that underlie such thinking.


rational emotive therapy

Changes unhealthy feelings to healthy, self-helping emotions – while working against one’s dysfunctional fears and compulsions.


solution focus therapy

Helps clients to construct a concrete vision of a preferred future for themselves. [more]


re-decision Therapy

Focuses on pivotal childhood decisions that result in present day dysfunction while supporting client’s competencies, strengths and inner resources.