Photo of ElizabethElizabeth Tener, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am a private practice licensed clinical social worker serving clients, virtually, throughout the state of Massachusetts. As your therapist, it is my priority to create a warm and professional  atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change, for you.

Let’s start addressing your challenges and realizing your goals. The therapy process can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and the life you desire.

My Treatment Approach

  • For individual clients, I use a transformative, evidence-based model of interior growth called Internal Family Systems. I encourage my clients to learn about it — more knowledge is better. Link:
  • For couples, in addition to IFS, I use Imago therapy, which prevents “talking-over” communication and assures that each partner will be heard fully. Being fully witnessed and understood inspires increasing love and mutual compassion.

I also encourage my clients to follow a spiritual discipline — any religion or spiritual practice, excepting those based on fear or an insistence on perfection — can be a trailhead to a meaningful life journey. Neuroscience research reveals that individuals that practice mindfulness, self-acceptance and meditation are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honor to help my clients move past their blocks and reach their full potential in love and work.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Education & Credentials:

  • License #: SW110997
  • License State: Massachusetts
  • Practicing Since: 1992
  • Education:
    • BA Smith College
    • MAT Brown University
    • MSW Yeshiva University
    • Four-year institute training: Blanton-Peale Institute, Institutes of Religion and Health, NYC
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained through Level III