Beth Mayer, LICSW

Beth Mayer, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, negative body image, and trauma with over 35 years of experience.

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A little about me…



My areas of expertise include eating disorders, body image, trauma, and adolescent and family therapy. My therapeutic work focuses on the whole person including their cultural, emotional, physical, familial, spiritual and financial background.

What I Believe

I believe that a tremendous amount of change is possible through therapy, and I believe that people can heal and have a better life. I feel this strongly. My beliefs are grounded in my own experiences and my faith in the process of healing. I truly believe in an individual’s capacity for change, and I hold this hope for all my clients.

Although I am a very serious clinician, I firmly believe in laughter as a critical element of the healing process. I laugh with my clients and try to help them to find the humor in their lives.

My approach

I am present and non-judgmental as I help clients navigate their way through their life experiences. I take a strengths-based approach as I recognize the strengths in my clients and their families and steer away from pathologizing people and their situation. I do this work because I truly love it, and I have a lot of energy and patience with my clients.

I am Level-One trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and am also trained in Family Based Therapy (FBT). I utilize DBT, CBT, IFS, and ACT in all my work. I would say that I am an eclectic therapist who uses different treatment approaches based on the needs of the individual, couple and/or family.

If you think I would be a good fit for you, please reach out and we can discuss further.


Private Practice (current)
Newton, MA
Owner & Clinician

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)
Newton, MA
Executive Director

Riverside Community Care
Needham, MA
Adolescent Shelter Director, Adolescent Home Based & Day Treatment Treatment Director

Traveler’s Aid Society
Boston, MA
Acting Executive Director, Clinical Director, Clinician


Masters of Social Work

Boston College

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology

Quinnipiac College



  • Individual Therapy (adolescents & adults)

  • Family Therapy

  • Couples Counseling

  • Clinical Consultation

  • Clinical Supervision (for mental health & eating disorder professionals)

Fees & Reimbursement

I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity insurance as well as self-pay clients. I am happy to provide you with appropriate documentation if your insurance offers out-of-network benefits. I recommend reaching out to your insurance agency to confirm your behavioral health and out-of-network benefits prior to our first meeting. For more information on my fees, please contact me directly.

Welcome to my office!

288 Walnut Street, Suite 411

Newton, MA 02460

(entrance at 449 Newtonville Ave.)

My dog Westie is happy to join appointments if you would enjoy his company!

My dog Westie is happy to join appointments if you would enjoy his company!


Email: Phone: 617-325-1013

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