The country singer recently completed a 30-day stint in an in-patient facility, where she received treatment for stress and anxiety.
Rimes said that she loves going over her problems with a therapist, and is hopeful that the treatment will benefit her.
"I've been in therapy my whole life. I like going," the Boston Herald quotes her as saying.
"I like being able to have that third-party input and someone to listen that has nothing to do with your life. Everyone has an opinion of how I am and how I should be, and now I'm focusing on how I want to be."
Rimes is thought to have developed anxiety because of negative comments made on social networking websites about her relationship with husband Eddie Cibrian.
The couple were alleged to have begun an affair while Rimes was married to Dean Sheremet and Cibrian was married to Brandi Glanville.
"I think it's really hard to deal with Twitter and Facebook and all these social media outlets," the 30-year-old performer continued. "It's hard to take it day after day of reading and seeing things that someone you don't even know says about you.
"As much as you said you don't want it to penetrate, it does, because you're human."
Rimes also showed off a new temporary butterfly tattoo on Twitter on Monday morning (October 1), in support of The Butterfly Project's anti-bullying campaign.