Elizabeth Tener

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
 therapist: Elizabeth Tener,
Online in Massachusetts
If you are dealing with ongoing sadness and fear, grief, unfulfilling work or unhappy relationships, you do NOT need to live under those shadows. For 30+ years, it has been my honor to help adults of all ages, orientations and cultural backgrounds lift that darkness and free the motivated, life-affirming and fun-loving parts of themselves that are already there to be uncovered. I use the Internal Family Systems model (more info: ifs-institute.com) and Imago therapy for couples. I use the resources of clients' spirituality, however, they experience it. I listen carefully and quietly, checking often to see if the clients feel heard, witnessed, and understood. My interventions strive always for greater healing, eventually transformation.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Black / African American, Christian, Hispanic / Latino, Jewish clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
Approach Description: I have always worked as an "inside-out" therapist. My clients and I I look for the early inner wounds that have deepened throughout the years, then unburden, soothe and heal them. In that way, difficult life circumstances that used to cause fear, sadness, loneliness and helplessness can now be met with calm,curiosity, compassion, and courage. Internal Family systems is an efficient, practical model which is also-- amazingly -- transformative.

Education & Credentials

Elizabeth Tener LICSW
  • Female
  • License # SW110997
  • Licensed in Massachusetts
  • Practicing Since 1992
Education: BA Smith College, MAT Brown University, MSW Yeshiva University, Four-year psychotherapy training, Blanton-Peale Institute, Institutes of Religion and Health; Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained through Level III


  • Average Session Fee $150.00
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • New and current clients may always apply for a sliding scale or negotiate their fee if circumstances change. I will work with motivated clients to arrive at a fee that they can afford
  • Accepts Insurance
  • I am on the Aetna panel, but for others, I am out-of-network. For clients with other insurances, I will supply a superbill so they can submit to their company for my out-of-network (OON) benefits.

Elizabeth Tener Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of Massachusetts
  • Online Therapy Details: I offer virtual therapy only, with video through my HIPAA compliant EHR therapynotes.com
Elizabeth Tener Practice Description
I offer one-on-one therapy, or couples' therapy for adults of any age. Sessions are 50 minutes to an hour weekly. I have been practicing for 30+ years and have never burned out. I use psychodynamic principles in Internal Family Systems, an evidence-based, transformative way of working. For more about Internal Family Systems, go to ifs-institute.com.

Practice Overview

Available online
32 Years Experience
Couple, Individual

Office Hours

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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